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Jill Sobule (W/ Supermodel)
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
The best parts of Jill Sobule's self-titled second album capture a goofy cocktail nation groove worthy of Combustible Edison or Love Jones. The singer- songwriter's sparer efforts are less interesting, until you turn to t... more »
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The best parts of Jill Sobule's self-titled second album capture a goofy cocktail nation groove worthy of Combustible Edison or Love Jones. The singer- songwriter's sparer efforts are less interesting, until you turn to the witty lyric sheet, which chronicles the secret lives of characters like Karen, the uptight boss at the shoe store, and Margaret, the bad girl at St. Mary's Catholic high school--Jim DeRogatis
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Judith B. (butchpoodle) from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 5/3/2007...
K E M. (Rampallion) from EVANSTON, IL
Reviewed on 8/24/2006...
I like this album so much that I somehow ended up with two copies.
Good Person Inside
(Theme From) The Girl in the Affair
Karen By Night
I Kissed a Girl
The Jig Is Up
The Couple in the Street
Now That I Don't Have You
T. Mastrelli | New York NY | 09/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jill Sobule has been on my radar since the early 90s. She is a wonderful story-song composer, wtih wit and grace filling every facet of her lyrics and music. She should be much better known."
Offbeat and so much fun
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 09/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second album from Jill Sobule is probably remembered for her two near-hits, "I Kissed a Girl" and (from the Clueless: Soundtrack) "Supermodel." Even though it was over ten years since Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual," Jill had a little girl type of voice that brought memories of Cyndi back, or maybe a quirkier Aimee Mann.
To the Aimee Mann side of the equation, there are sensitive songs like "Trains," the surreal "Resistance Song" and the lovely closer "Now That I Don't Have You," where Jill offered evidence that the off-beat material that brought her to prominence was just a tiny percentage of her portrait. Even with that, the character sketches are still the best things here. The creepy ex given the heave-ho on "Good Person Inside" sets the general tone even as Jill, with tongue firmly in cheek, tries to recall his positive attributes:
"You haven't killed anyone as far as we know,
and you seem really nice to your sister.
You have very good taste in clothes and guitars...
and very young girls."
There is also the tale of "Karen By Night," a mousey yuppie of a boss with a few surprises up her sleeve, and "Margaret," the high school girl-most-likely who finds an unexpected kind of fame when she leaves Saint Mary's. This album, depending on my mood, is my favorite Jill Sobule (flipping with 2005's "Underdog Victorious"). Over ten years later, I can still get this CD out and get a smile from it. If you lost it from your collection, maybe it is time you put it back."