Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It Makes Me Want To Run Screaming


Poseidon And The Bitter Bug, that is. The nice folks that are marketing The Indigo Girls' latest album sent me a free demo copy. No strings attached. I didn't have to blog about it. But since they're trying to get the word out, I am gonna blog about it. I doubt they'll like what I say. Unless the whole "there's no such thing as bad press" thing really is true.

I hate it. It makes my veins turn inside out.

I love some of their previous albums, so I was VERY excited to hear it. I tried to like it. I just don't. Even after listening to it completely through three times. I. do. not.

The song, Love Of Our Lives actually gave me hope with it's title. But it's about being broken and fighting for that love. More angst. More struggle.

My girlfriend loves some of the songs. To each her own. Sadly, she doesn't have a blog where she can go on and on about how fabulous it is.

Maybe I'm in a different place now in my life. Well, I know I am. I like positive things. I like happy endings. I like uplifting music. This album is none of those things. Poseidon And The Bitter Bug is well, bitter.

There's blood, cuts, forcing of cards, trudging to the stream and bloody hands.

However, the vocals ARE fabulous. I guess I'm too old to just listen to a song and enjoy it for the sound. I love their sound. But by the end of the last song, I actually said, "Jee-sus" out loud in my car and flipped to the next song....which was the first song.

Judge for yourselves by clicking HERE for pre-order info. It's releasing next Tuesday, March 24th, 2009.

I know what the Indigo Girls would say. As they said in Second Time Around, "Sister, doncha judge it, just keep it to yourself now. If you ain't got nothing good to say, don't say nothin' at all."

Perhaps, I should have just said nothing.

17 comments:

Tina-cious.com hates word verification said...

I felt the same.

Grant said...

Doesn't sound very metal to me. You need to do a YouTube search on Galmet - an all girl Japanese deathmetal band.

Bina said...

I only like dark, bitter music when I'm highly depressed already. I don't WANT the songs to depress me though!

Gina said...

Ugh. I love the Indigo Girls. That is so disappointing. Boo.

Lynette said...

OK I know I am odd, but I am still stuck on the Mamma Mia soundtrack. Dancing through my house and singing in my sleep.

SkylersDad said...

Bummer, I love the girls, and I hate to see them churn out something bad.

They were the absolute best concert I have ever been to, back when they first came out.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

hey Grant, hadn't heard of them, GOOD TIP AMIGO!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Thank you...love the honesty.
Sorry Indigo Girls

Jormengrund said...

I feel the same about this album.

To me, they're trying too hard to sound like some of their older stuff, and it's coming off a bit corny.

Yes, the vocals are great. The music isn't bad. However, the content is BLAH.

They've been in the music business for a while, and in that time I know that they've grown musically. I'd like to see some of that maturity in their sound now, instead of the raw aching stuff that symbolizes early artists all around. The longer they're in the show, the more refined their sound gets.

Maybe some will like it. I mean, if you've never heard of them before, you'll like the album. If you've been a fan for a while, some of the songs are going to sound almost exactly like the one before...

Sad, sad day for the Indigo Girls..

RiverPoet said...

Oh no, really??

Ugh. I love anything Amy Ray does. For the last couple of albums, I've actually just ported her songs over to the ol' iPod and played the heck out of them. Her solo work does it for me, too. But maybe I'll just pick and choose a few songs (if I like any of them) off this new one for download instead of buying the whole cow....

Peace - D

Jen said...

Didn't the Poseidon turn upside down and eventually. . . sink? Besides that they named it with an additional "bitter bug". It just seems a bit doomed from the get-go.

I'm just sayin'.

Diane said...

i used to love them. i actually listened to retrospective in the car today. i didn't enjoy it as much as i used to. not sure why...

thanks for the honest review.

Peter Zimmerman said...

How did you all hear this so soon?!?

Dana said...

Maybe they are trying to motivate folks to do a 10K run? No? Hmmmm ...

Vodka Mom said...

I adore your honesty.

xoxox

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

im not in a good place as it is right now so i wont even go near it

Christie said...

I have never been a fan, but right now, I'd be happy playing anything that wasn't by Strawberry Shortcake or The Wiggles.