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Indigo Child

Hometown CD Review 4-14-05
Album Name: Indigo Child (2004)

Within ten tracks, Flick bridges the gap between confrontational rock and intricate folk harmonies. The disc isn't reliant on either style but instead is anchored by a rhythm that effectively uses the dynamics of both oeuvres.

Though undercurrents of melancholy run through many songs, the album doesn't give in to depression and woe. Instead, the themes of lost love and dying break away to words centered on hope and resolve. Soft tones and acoustic dexterity mark the rolling ballad "Good Graces" where Flick sings, "I don't know who you are, but I think I'm falling out of your good graces." Simple, yes, but the sullen restraint with which Flick delivers it is akin to the kind of emotion in U2's "With or Without You."

Other highlights include the rowdier closer "Can't Wait Till I Die." The cut's lines, all sung tongue-in-cheek, are well suited to the vintage rocker: "Well, I don't know if I've been here before, but I don't think I'll be back for more / so I say with a sigh, can't wait till I die."

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