Either/Or (studio album) by Elliott Smith

Either/Or
Either/Or by Elliott Smith
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 985 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (136th)
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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 985 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 84.1/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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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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From 06/08/2019 22:31
Can't help compare this to songs: ohia - magnolia electric co. Both records make me feel similar. Both in my overall. The rest is obvious. I also saw both live and enjoyed both shows but it was years later down the line before I fully appreciated how these records would resonate with me.
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From 05/18/2019 18:59
P.s Suicide in not exit
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From 05/18/2019 18:47
Nice album! It's one of the most quiet folk albums that I heard. Not my taste, but music is really cool. I sure I will listen to this album again but when I will fall asleep.

Also when you stay in depression, listen to the lyrics of Say Yes, it gets help. I sure I change the rating)))
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From 03/19/2019 16:46
I wish I liked this album more but I didn't. I, personally, don't find Elliott's voice too appealing. I tried to get into the lyrics but the album couldn't overcome this hurdle for me. That's not to say the lyrics aren't insightful and thought-provoking, because they are, it's just saying that I like hearing voices that I like and I didn't find one on this album. His voice isn't bad my any means, it's just nothing special to me. An album with such little instrumentation needs what is present to be of the highest quality if you ask me. I thought the guitar melodies were creative enough and the more layered songs were interesting. I didn't dislike any songs but I didn't love any either.
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