Swamp Ophelia (1994) With their glassy voices and vigorously strummed guitars, the Indigo Girls offer now-familiar fare. The duo's sixth major-label album, Swamp Ophelia , adds some interesting… Indigo Girls Folk Rock
Music Review

Swamp Ophelia (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Indigo Girls; Genres: Folk, Rock

With their glassy voices and vigorously strummed guitars, the Indigo Girls offer now-familiar fare. The duo's sixth major-label album, Swamp Ophelia, adds some interesting side dishes, like ''Touch Me Fall,'' whose orchestral swipes resemble, for better or worse, the Moody Blues jamming with Pink Floyd. The rocking ''This Train Revised'' is the most driving, coherent cut, thanks to an Appalachian fiddle and a keen use of dynamics. Otherwise, their college-poetry lyrics and wandering melodies are still keeping them from becoming Indigo Women.

Originally posted May 13, 1994 Published in issue #222 May 13, 1994 Order article reprints