Moore took some time off following the release of Dragonfly, moved away from the big city, and got back to the basics. The changes are reflected on her self-titled album (actually her fourth), which moves away from the thick production on her previous two and focuses more on pop-based songwriting. Part of the new musical feel is probably the doing of producer Jann Arden (owner of Moore's new label, Big Hip); indeed much of the album sounds like it could have come from Arden herself. Fans of the previous two albums will likely find this one too mainstream and maybe even a bit on the cheesy side -- she sings about doing her laundry at one point (sheesh)! There's still plenty to like about this release, but in a more low-key, yuppie way.
AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers