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Jennifer O’Connor

Over The Mountain, Across The Valley & Back To The Stars

2006-08-28

O’Connor, who has been compared to Liz Phair and hailed as the next Phair and Elliot Smith, has very high expectations. No need anymore, as O’Connor delivers a strong 3rd album that plays much like vintage Liz Phair and various other women of alt-rock/alt-folk. An unbelievable album that has a lot to offer; had this album come out in the 90’s, it would have been a staple on mainstream modern rock playlists, even though her album isn’t all rock. She has very relatable lyrics and her backing band mixes well with her musical style. Standout tracks: #1 “Century Estates”, #3 “Exeter, Rhode Island”, #8 “I Was So Wrong” and # 12 “I’ll Bring You Home”. An outstanding album by O’Connor that stretches the folk genre into the rock genre and vice versa. Lane Zoerhof

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