BONUS TRACK - ELLIOTT SMITH's TOP ALBUMS
7. New Moon
(2007) - My rating: 71.3
Second posthumous album that contains previously unreleased songs, mainly from the 94-97 period of time.
It was a good set of songs reminiscent of his initial times, raw music. But as many posthumous albums, it lacks some sort of cohesiveness imo.
6. Elliott Smith
(1995) - My rating: 71.7
His second album. Packed with minimalistic sounds, mainly acoustic songs. It is a good album although it lacks some textures sometimes.
5. Roman Candle
(1994) - My rating: 72.2
His first album. It was not intended to be released, but the record company asked for permission and, although he hesitated, finally accepted. One of its songs was later portrayed in the Good Wil Hunting soundtrack. Elliott gained exposure after performing a song in the Oscar ceremony, and it was only then that his previous albums got some minimal exposure.
4. From A Basement On The Hill
(2004) - My rating: 74.3
First posthomous album. He was almost finishing it when he passsed away. He intended it to be a double album but his ex-girlfiend worked on the recordings and finally managed to finish 15 songs.
I like the prodcution here, the songs sound really well.3. Figure 8 (2000) - My rating: 74.8
This album was a progression of his previous work. The first albums are mainly acoustic songs, but in his fourth album he started to produced the songs a little more, introducing other sounds and styles. This fifth album is a continuation of that journey.2. XO (1998) - My rating: 75.5
First solo album on a major record label. As I mentioned before, here is the first album in which he really tried to polished his sound and production. I think it was a good move. Although his first albums were good and his sound interesting, it was time to move on.1. Either/Or (1997) - My rating: 77.9
A fantastic set. Many of these songs appeared in the GWH soundtrack. His voice here hooked me. How I Met... Elliott Smith
I have already told the story. Good Will Hunting, one of my all time fav movies, had many of his songs as part of the soundtrack. Seeing the movie in a local theater in Buenos Aires, hearing this voice while watching a captivating movie, was something that really got my attention. Bought the album as soon as i found it, first the soundtrack, then his Either/or album.
Only got the rest of his discography when I digitalized myself. A very good and strong catalogue.