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Indigo Girls Live w/the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2018) Song Rankings

1 Feb

22.7% Awesome; 50% Good; 18.2% OK; 9.1% Meh; Skip out of 22

5 Awesome

Compromise

World Falls

Chickenman (high notes @ end)

Fugative

Go

I wish all artists would do an album with the symphony! I don’t know how I fell behind the times, but I was kicking myself for realizing this happened a year or two late! WTF?! I gotta see what’s going on with my email. But I’m trying to make up for lost time. The songs came out multi-layered, and dimensional in a novel way. Some of the songs were very well-suited to the orchestra, while others are my faves as-is so I like them less when they are messed with. Overall, a really solid album.

11 Good

The Woodsong

Sugar Tongue

Able to Sing

Happy in the Sorrow Key

Yoke (great singing)

Love of Our Lives (higher for instrumentals)

Galileo

Come a Long Way (ending)

WAr Rugs

DAmo

Kid Fears

4 OK

Virginia Woolf

Come On Home

Closer to Fine (Emily sounds out of breath)

Ghost

2 Meh

Power of Two

Mystery

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Staring Down the Brilliant Dream [Lives] (2010) Song Ranking

28 Jan

48.4% awesome; 38.7% good; 12.9% ok; meh; skip out of 31

15 Awesome

Heartache for Everyone

Devotion

Go

Cold Beer & Remote Control

Moment of Forgiveness

Fill It Up Again

Sugar Tongue

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

Kid fears

Shame on You

Get out the map

Salty South

Rock & Roll Heaven’s Gate

Second Time Around

Become You

This album is so me! I am very into the realistic, cynical viewpoint that comes through each song. The lyrics and singing style see truth as it is–not sugar-coated, nor with rose-colored glasses. And I think that’s how life is, especially right now. But there’s also a sense of hope and trying in the songs.

Good

Closer to Fine

Fly Away

Ozilline

WAtershed

The Wood Song

Three County Highway

Digging for Your Dream

Love of OUr Lives

Believe in Love

Fugitive

Tether

Wild Horses

OK

Come On Home

Cordova

What Are You Like

Prince of Darkness

Meh

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Despite Our Differences (2006) Song Ranking

27 Jan

(46.2% awesome, 46.2% good, 23.1% OK, meh, skip out of 13 and 19 counting deluxe)

6 awesome

little perennials

I believe in love

run

MONEY MADE YOU MEAN

all the way

LAST TEARS

I liked all the love and love lost songs on this album. I am not sure why they released the double album, but it really threw a wrench in my rankings. At first, I wasn’t going to include any repeat songs, live albums, or acoustic. But this was a whole album! I felt weird skipping it. So I made a rule, if it’s just a 1-off, it wouldn’t go into the album ranking. But if it’s a whole album, I would rank it. So that made me have to include their Christmas album and I included Staring Down the Brilliant Dream live double album. And as I’m writing this I am realizing I should include 1200 Curfews also…

6 good

pendulum swinger

run

ROCK & ROLLS HEAVEN’S GATE

LAY MY HEAD DOWN

dirt & dead ends

they won’t have me

3 ok/neutral

three county highway

FLY AWAY

DIRT AND DEAD ENDS (GOOD, BUT BLEAK)

meh

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Despite Our Differences Acoustic (2006)

(16.7% awesome, 50% good, 33.3% OK, meh, skip out of 6 deluxe)

Indigo Girls

1 Awesome

Money Made You Mean (live)

3 Good

Last Tears (acoustic)

THREE COUNTY HIGHWAY (LIVE)

little perennials (same exept for plosives)

2 Ok

FLY AWAY (ACOUSTIC)

PENDULUM SWINGER (LIVE) (NEEDS MORE BEAT)

Meh

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