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Happy Town
Jill Sobule
Happy Town
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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A cross between Aimee Mann and Cyndi Lauper with sure melodic hooks and adult sensibilities, Sobule is quirky, vulnerable, and likeably human on tracks like "Bitter," "When My Ship Comes In," and on the buoyant, horn-drive...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jill Sobule
Title: Happy Town
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/18/1997
Release Date: 3/18/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678299124, 075678299148, 081227897765

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A cross between Aimee Mann and Cyndi Lauper with sure melodic hooks and adult sensibilities, Sobule is quirky, vulnerable, and likeably human on tracks like "Bitter," "When My Ship Comes In," and on the buoyant, horn-driven title track. --Jeff Bateman

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An enormous talent who may be too wry to ever be a huge star
Captain Opinionated | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a perfect world, Jill Sobule would be incredibly famous and sell tons of records. She is an incredibly gifted songwriter with a irreverent, sly, wicked sense of humor. So ironic are many of her lyrics that some of the dimmer bulbs out there buying music may not (read: don't) "get" her or confuse her back-handed commentaries on a variety of topics with endorsements of them (the same problem dogs other such talented smart-asses like Randy Newman). Despite being featured on many a hit movie's soundtrack, she has never broken out as a major success. Too bad, because she's great, offering up catchy, interestingly-arranged songs about such topics as the religious right ("Soldiers of Christ"), struggles in the music biz ("Bitter"), Prozac ("Happy Town"), and high-school misfits ("Underacheiver"). This, her third disc, is more experimental and far-reaching than the one previous, "Jill Sobule," but both show a big talent waiting to be discovered. Buy this CD, become a Sobule convert, and hope she gets another recording contract (Atlantic dumped her due to poor sales)."
How did Jill Sobule enter in to my head....
puzzlefreak55 | lansdowne, PA United States | 01/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...And how long does she plan on staying there? Almost every song on this album seemed like it could have been written by me. That is, if I had the time/energy/talent to write the insightful lyrics that Jill has given to us this time. "Happy Town" is the story of my life after the Prozac (bleh), "Underacheiver" is what my day-to-day life has been since the fourth grade, "Soldiers of Christ" made me both laugh and cry, when I realised just how damn true it was for me. And even if you aren't me (you poor souls!) I'm sure you'll find Jill's lyrics amazing & true, and her music is always, seems to be coming straight from the soul."
Ear AND mind candy
Captain Opinionated | 04/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm somewhat surprised at some of the reviews here...I thought this disc was of a higher quality than the first. Be that as it may, I was listening to this yesterday and thinking again how great Jill Sobule is. With a wonderful pop sensibility, incredibly clever lyrics and a quirky but somehow likeable voice - she is a melange of Joni Mitchell, Aimee Mann and Cyndi Lauper - if you like aimee mann this artist is a slam dunk."