If there's ever proof that an act doesn't need radio or MTV support in order to thrive, it's the enduring team of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (aka Indigo Girls). For more than a decade, the Girls have c

If there's ever proof that an act doesn't need radio or MTV support in order to thrive, it's the enduring team of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (aka Indigo Girls). For more than a decade, the Girls have consistently sold millions of records, as they've undeniably tried less and less to court industry sectors that will likely ignore their smarter-than-average brand of pop. Instead, they've wisely opted to simply follow their creative muses. With Becoming You, they offer their strongest set in years, as they also revisit the lean, acoustic sound of their salad days. That said, gorgeous, finely crafted tunes like Ray's "Moment of Forgiveness" and Saliers' "Hope Alone" are not retreads. Rather, these songs are far more complex than the artists were capable of 10 years ago. When you have an act that never stops growing, it's no wonder that countless fans follow their every move—without the urging

of radio or video programmers.—LF