We Had a Drink and then a Fight
Jennifer O'Connor's beautiful songs really don't sound much like Liz Phair. Yes, she has a kind of pure, deep, flat (not off-key, but lacking vibrato) vocal delivery. But O' Connor's voice is richer and more emotive than Phair's. Nor does she sound much like Hope Sandoval, although this song features some slidey, spacey guitars like you might hear in a Mazzy Star track. But really, she just doesn't sound like these people, contrary to the opinions of people who express opinions in places.
Can't we just sit back and enjoy Jennifer O'Connor sounding like Jennifer O'Connor? Yes, let's.
Jennifer O'Connor - The Color and The Light
J-to-the-O'C is in the Matador records fold for her next release, but this track comes from the album of the same name, released earlier this year by Red Panda Records, which I sincerely hope is named for the two totally fucking awesome Red Pandas in the Prospect Park Zoo, and which is home to the equally marvelous Mascott and The Naysayer.