Will Lee
April 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Pink Pearl

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jill Sobule
Producers
Beyond

We gave it a B+

Like Aimee Mann’s geeky kid sister, Jill Sobule crafts smart, neoclassic pop with a middle child’s talent for attention-getting. On her fine fourth set, Pink Pearl, she splits time between wry confessionals and third-person character dissections while artfully nodding to the bards (Bacharach, the Beatles, Jobim, etc.). As with her 1995 chart blip, ”I Kissed a Girl,” she can sometimes seem too clever by half. But these days, pop needs all the clever it can get. B+

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