Indigo Girls - Shaming Of The Sun (Epic) The Indigo Girls throw down the PC gauntlet again to all homophobic, reactionary WASPs with a collection spanning Latin American politics, lesbian/ gay rights, lost love, heartbreak and hope. But at least they dress all this up in highly accessible, vital melodies, which save the album from becoming a heavy-handed rant. Forever defiant in search of happiness and in support of a perceived just cause, the Girls can come over a little martyrish with their us-against-the-world stance. Witness: 'We made our love out of dignity/we dug our nails in the dirt', from Burn All The Letters. But behind the breast-beating are a couple of anguished, bleeding hearts, who trust that 'when the winds have blown things round and back again/what was once your pain will be your home' (Everything In Its Own Time). Articulate, outspoken and often a challenge to listen to, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers give it to you straight: they're nothing if not unremitting in their honesty, and unshakeable in their belief in robust melodies. The pick of this bunch is irresistible opener Shame On You, dealing with white American self-satisfaction, denial of immigrant origins and the treatment of illegal aliens - but with the load leavened by a welcome, sly wit. After all, if you're American, but not native American, you're immigrant stock. One listen and you'll be singing it for weeks.