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His weakest, still good...
just got it for 4 quid
me thinks not. xo is his weakest. figure 8 has son of sam, somebody i used to know, everything reminds me of her, wouldnt mama be proud? and cant make a sound.
Probably his most consciously commercial - sounding but I think it's his second best after "Basement..." ("Either/Or" prob 3rd, "XO" 4th, "Elliot Smith" 5th, not heard "Roman Candle")
"I'd Better Be Quiet Now", "Happiness" and "Can't Make A Sound" are staggeringly good. "Junk Bond Trader", Everything Means Nothing To Me", "Wouldn't Mama Be Proud"...What's not to like?
roman candle and s/t are my 2 favourites...
Definitely my favourite Elliott Smith album. Depends if you prefer wonderfully crafted pop songs (figure 8) or understated beautiful acoustic numbers (the first three). I like wonderfully crafted pop songs.
Figure 8 is definitely the best of the last three, more commercial albums.
Figure 8 is ok, it trails off towards the end, but Son of Sam is one of his best songs, definitely.
except for Roman Candle.
It's still Elliott Smith which means it is fantastic
XO is his BEST album. I Love it.
XO is the BEST
figure 8, xo , either or and basement on a hill. are they the best?
although figure 8 does have 'somebody i used to know', which is officially my fave elliott smith track.
You NEED the Self Titled.
i always prefer the songs where its him, a guitar and a really sad but nonetheless uplifting melody.
Bottle Up and Explode!
is indeed fucking good. fond farewell.waltz #2.pictures of me. yeh hes fucking goood. ive only got into him on the last week. all ive listened to is him and death cab(who ive also jsut got all albums). happy days. makes me feel good about music.
I've been listening to Elliott and Death Cab all week as well...
Then again that's not unusual.
Plans is great.
or maybe transatlanticism and yes plans is great. i think ben gibbard and elliott smiths melodies can be quite similair in the way they evoke emotion. death of an interior decorator could be vintage elliott.fantastic
is really samey and boring...
you're wrong !
And I think that Roman Candle is one of his best.
that and XO are probably my favourites
death cab play an ES tune, medleyed with blacking out the friction. worked really well, so i see what you mean there..
it's the definition of stripped back
the s/t? needle in the hay is one of the best songs evvuh, but its the one ES album that i couldnt steal off my step brother. cos he didnt have it.
that figure 8 tails off towards the end needs their head examining. You've got 'happiness', 'pretty mary k' and 'can't make a sound', 3 of his best. Figure 8 is my personal fave but every album has its moments.