Figure 8 (album) by Elliott Smith

Figure 8
Figure 8 by Elliott Smith (2000)
Overall rank: 674th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 2000 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (124th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (674th)

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Elliott Smith bestography

Figure 8 is ranked 4th best out of 9 albums by Elliott Smith on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elliott Smith is Either/Or which is ranked number 148 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,416.

Elliott Smith album bestography « Higher ranked (584th) This album (674th) Lower ranked (1,143rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Either/Or by Elliott Smith, OK Computer by Radiohead and Kid A by Radiohead.

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From Street21221 07/19/2019 20:42
Favorite Tracks:Somebody That I Used To Know, Junk Bond Trader, Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?, Color Bars, I Better Be Quiet Now, Bye
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From robingarrido 03/18/2018 15:49
The longest Elliott Smith album to this point, almost ten minutes longer than its predecessor and an entire 22 minutes longer than his debut, Roman Candle. Normally this would mean that an artist is on an unstoppable songwriting streak and/or there's a long list of sounds they want to explore. For Smith on Figure 8, I'm not sure which was the point. I think I read somewhere that he was going for something dense and difficult to completely crack, and it looks like he just about accomplished that. There's a deceiving quality of simplicity surrounding some of his most avant-garde and warm pop music, and I might need a few more listens to know exactly what's going on.
Favorites: “Somebody That I Used to Know”, “Son of Sam”, “Happiness/The Gondola Man”, ”Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?”, “Couldn't Make a Sound“, “Junk Bond Trader”, “Stupidity Tries”, “Pretty Mary K”
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From Sandrof1969 02/21/2018 18:49
Canzoni belle ma quasi mai proprio memorabili, con un non so chè di irrisolto.
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From Lgk21 01/07/2018 16:06
I'm a huge Elliott Smith fan and I love this record. However, this is certainly not his best work. There are a lot of excellent songs but there is also a bit of filler, which simply doesn't exist on his earlier albums. The sound is bigger and takes away a bit of the intimacy but it works really well at points. This is still of super album, Elliott Smith has one of the best discographies out there, so give it a listen.
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From Brad1770 12/15/2017 23:23
Loving XO I checked this out and unfortunately it just didn’t have the magic of the affor mentioned album. Figure 8 clocks in at 52 minutes and by the 30 minute mark I’d lost interest. However I stuck with it and found the best track here second to last in “ CANT MAKE A SOUND “ which is quite the cracking song.
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From garycottier 06/10/2016 15:36
The last completed Elliott Smith album before his death is really a companion LP to it's predecessor, Xo. It has the same slick, sound, although I do think that, Xo, is the better record. Still, it is a fine album with tracks such as, son of Sam, everything means nothing to me, and, wouldn't mama be proud. Figure 8, is a very good record, although not his best in my opinion.
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From ctowner34 03/24/2016 15:54
His very best work in my opinion, it seemed as if Elliott was only getting better & better with each release. In Figure 8 he dives deeper in production by implementing more instruments and sounds. His vocal arrangements remind me so much of The Beatles. Entirely grateful to have found this album, as it now stands out to be my absolute favorite of all time & it never gets old.
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From sethzzzzz 06/14/2015 20:10
An incredible contrast to earlier stuff like 'Elliott Smith' and 'XO'. I always find myself upset that his career was cut so short (albeit incredibly musically fruitful) as I really enjoyed the electrified progression of his albums. One of those artists that you connect with on a happy level and a sad one. Incredible.
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From meccalecca 05/08/2014 19:47
No matter how sad he got, he could always light up a room.
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From Altsoul 03/19/2014 02:16
This is probably my fav Elliott's album. Much more sounds and experimentation than his previous albums and, at the same time, more accesible songs. Best tracks for me are Happiness (that damn Beatle song), Stupidity Tries, Everything Means Nothing to Me.
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