Either/Or (studio album) by Elliott Smith

Either/Or by Elliott Smith
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 131st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,075 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (131st)
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Either/Or is ranked as the best album by Elliott Smith.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,075 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.0/100, a mean average of 82.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 08/31/2022 03:47
Solid album
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From 04/07/2022 17:38
His voice is pitch perfect and fits so well with the musical style. A clear and rare spiritual descendant of Dylan.
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From 03/10/2022 06:28
Great singer song-writing does always good things for your mind and body.
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From 03/03/2022 15:13
Bitter, sad and beautiful.

I find this easier to listen to from start to finish than XO, though the latter might be more varied. Both great albums.
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From 02/03/2022 21:21
One of the quintessential singer-songwriters.
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From 11/15/2021 20:12
La verdad es que no esperaba encontrarme este pedazo de disco. Música tranquila, gran voz,... Muy buen disco
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80/100
From 05/20/2021 00:07
Deveria ser mais valorizado! Puta álbum!
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From 02/12/2021 19:32
Incredible album, surprisingly catchy with a lot of dark, thoughtful lyrics. RIP Elliott.
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75/100
From 01/13/2021 17:15
This is the kind of album that isn't supposed to get big, but it did. It's based on simplicity to convey its (so very sad) message both music-wise and lyrics-wise. What I like the most about it is his singing. On the one hand, it is Beatles-esque harmonious. On the other hand, I've been thinking how he heavily reminds me of another vocalist, but I can't quite put my finger on it, not sure who he is.
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From 11/28/2020 16:17
Very senseful album. One album with quiet tones but the favorite tracks for me are Between The Bars and Angeles.
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