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The best album by Elliott Smith is Either/Or which is ranked number 180 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 10,384.

Elliott Smith is ranked number 96 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 23,934.

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Elliott Smith official website: http://www.sweetadeline.net

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Elliott Smith best albums

The following albums by Elliott Smith are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:10,384
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,972
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  82/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Elliott SmithUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1995:8Rank Score:3,521
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  81/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Figure 8United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2000Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2000:16Rank Score:2,945
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Roman CandleUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1994Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1994:39Rank Score:1,360
Rank in 1990s271Overall Rank:1,175
Average Rating:  79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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From A Basement On The HillUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2004Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2004:26Rank Score:1,285
Rank in 2000s255Overall Rank:1,235
Average Rating:  80/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

New MoonUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2007Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2007:73Rank Score:467
Rank in 2000s667Overall Rank:2,799
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

An Introduction to... Elliott Smith
Compilation
United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2010
Rank in 2010:None
Rank in 2010sNone
Average Rating:  78/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 96

This may not be a complete discography for Elliott Smith. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Elliott Smith best tracks

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1.Between The Bars
(from the album Either/Or)
 89/100 (85 votes)
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2.Waltz #2 (XO)
(from the album XO)
 89/100 (69 votes)
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3.Needle In The Hay
(from the album Elliott Smith)
 89/100 (63 votes)
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4.King's Crossing
(from the album From A Basement On The Hill)
 89/100 (20 votes)
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5.Say Yes
(from the album Either/Or)
 88/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.Angeles
(from the album Either/Or)
 88/100 (77 votes)
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7.Ballad Of Big Nothing
(from the album Either/Or)
 87/100 (70 votes)
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8.Alameda
(from the album Either/Or)
 87/100 (68 votes)
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9.No Name #1
(from the album Roman Candle)
 87/100 (20 votes)
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10.Twilight
(from the album From A Basement On The Hill)
 86/100 (19 votes)
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11.St. Ides Heaven
(from the album Elliott Smith)
 86/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Speed Trials
(from the album Either/Or)
 86/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.2:45 AM
(from the album Either/Or)
 86/100 (61 votes)
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14.Pictures Of Me
(from the album Either/Or)
 86/100 (64 votes)
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15.Son Of Sam
(from the album Figure 8)
 86/100 (41 votes)
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16.Southern Belle
(from the album Elliott Smith)
 85/100 (37 votes)
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17.Junk Bond Trader
(from the album Figure 8)
 85/100 (30 votes)
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18.Somebody That I Used To Know
(from the album Figure 8)
 85/100 (35 votes)
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19.The Biggest Lie
(from the album Elliott Smith)
 85/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Rose Parade
(from the album Either/Or)
 85/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Elliott Smith ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 67 votes)
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85/100
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82/100
 
85/100
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74/100
 
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80/100
From junodog4 05/16/2015 02:22
Rediscovered thanks to BEA. A sublime talent that pulls at the emotions.

Does anyone else think he listened to a bunch of Big Star as a kid?
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From colonelchibbers 03/28/2015 17:44
An amazing discography. I was really, really into him in high school, into every single album he put out as well as New Moon. The top three are definitely Either/Or, XO, and his self-titled. Hard for me to choose an order.
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From meccalecca 03/12/2013 20:41
a genuine voice for the emotionally fragile.
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From jhuik 02/04/2012 10:35
I have Basement on a Hill and I like it well enough but it does not tell me why this guy is somewhat legendary. So this list shows me what else I might investigate. Thanks again BEA!
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From TheAstralPlane 01/12/2012 03:42
Really talented songwriter, very honest, but a bit depressing for constant listening.
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From mikeyskywalker 08/19/2010 09:29
Not one bad song, I used to listen to him a lot back a year ago. They're coming out with a 'best of' album that looks pretty good.
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