Jill Sobule

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1961, Denver, Colorado, USA. A singer-songwriter who has frequently been compared with Tori Amos, Sobule studied international affairs at the University of Colorado but dropped out to concentrate on a career in music. She made a low-key debut in 1990 with Things Here Are Different, which was produced by Todd Rundgren. A second album, produced by Joe Jackson, was lost when MCA dropped her contract. In 1995, she released a self-titled collection for the Atlantic Records subsidiary, Lava. Its sales were boosted by the success of an attendant single, ‘I Kissed A Girl’. A second single, ‘Supermodel’, was also included on the soundtrack to the highly successful Clueless movie. However, some sections of the music press were critical of what they considered Sobule’s propensity to sacrifice integrity in favour of writing modish, bubble-gum pop. It was an assertion partly admitted by Sobule. ‘It’s so much easier to do cute and kitsch...

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