Music » CD Reviews

CD Review: Indigo Girls

Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (IG/Vanguard)

comment

Poseidon and the Bitter Bug is the Indigo Girls' 11th studio album. Eleventh! And that's not counting compilations, live albums and Amy Ray's four solo records. The Georgia duo has been not only prolific, but also profoundly influential since its 1987 debut. Poseidon, a two-disc effort, offers the Girls' usual relationship-based lyricism and dulcet acoustic guitar-driven melodies. The first disc contains 10 tracks recorded with a full band. Songs like the emotive "Love of Our Lives" and the harmonica-tinged "Second Time Around" represent the sort of folksy, charming songwriting the pair does best. The second disc features the same 10 songs stripped down. It's a little redundant, but longtime fans will appreciate the raw, live sensibility of the second CD. — Emily Zemler

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.