INDIGO GIRLS Poseidon and the Bitter Bug A two-CD set gives songs band arrangements on one disc and acoustic takes on the other. Since it's not like they ever go headbanging, it's a bit of overkill. The good tunes shine through either way.
MANDISA Freedom This American Idol also-ran from season 5 has carved out a nice niche for herself as a contemporary gospel artist. She follows up her Grammy-nominated debut with another disc that makes you rethink that ninth-place finish.
AN HORSE Rearrange Beds Singer-guitarist Kate Cooper and drummer Damon Cox make fine bedfellows on the debut from this Aussie duo. Scrappy and catchy, they stay true to the indie-rock spirit on choice cuts like "Scared as F---."