Either/Or (studio album) by Elliott Smith

Either/Or by Elliott Smith
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 137th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,042 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 (137th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,042 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 14.9.

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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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90/100
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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From 09/01/2020 14:20
Relaxing and haunting at the same time. Rating (76.67)
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From 06/02/2020 14:38
I LOVE Between the Bars. The rest of the album not so much and it's not as if I haven't tried. Ultimately it's good but not great.
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From 04/16/2020 22:22
It's a bitter and beautiful journey.
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From 03/01/2020 22:03
Highlights:

Between The Bars
Angeles
No Name No. 5
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From 08/22/2019 21:27
I can't bring myself to love this album but I sure do love Say Yes. I'm too optimistic for these tracks
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