Review : JENNIFER O'CONNOR - Over The Mountain, Across The Valley And Back To The Stars
PopmattersNYC-based singer/songwriter Jennifer O’Connor’s third album, Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars, ends on an undeniably up note, with a perfect pop song that has an inspiring lift to it. “I pick you up when you fall down”, she sings. “I think you’re lost / But come on I’ll bring you home”....full text
PitchForkOn Jennifer O'Connor's third full-length album, she strips away the extraneous sounds that layered her previous self-titled debut in 2002 and her second disc The Color And The Light in 2005. The songs on Over The Mountain, Across The Valley, And Back To The Stars have a sparseness that gives them a vulnerability and a pathos for human frailty....full text
TrebleOn the surface, Jennifer O'Connor's third effort, and Matador debut, begs you to dismiss it out of hand: It's a singer/songwriter effort with nearly claustrophobically personal tales of breakup and death of a loved one. It has the potential to appear on NPR music programming, or spinning in your local coffee shop....full text
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