Either/Or (studio album) by Elliott Smith
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Either/Or is ranked as the best album by Elliott Smith.
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His voice is pitch perfect and fits so well with the musical style. A clear and rare spiritual descendant of Dylan.
Great singer song-writing does always good things for your mind and body.
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.
One of the quintessential singer-songwriters.
La verdad es que no esperaba encontrarme este pedazo de disco. Música tranquila, gran voz,... Muy buen disco
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Incredible album, surprisingly catchy with a lot of dark, thoughtful lyrics. RIP Elliott.
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.
Very senseful album. One album with quiet tones but the favorite tracks for me are Between The Bars and Angeles.
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