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The best album credited to Elliott Smith is Either/Or which is ranked number 139 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 12,523.

Elliott Smith is ranked number 100 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 24,606.

Elliott Smith official website: http://www.sweetadeline.net

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Elliott Smith best albums

The following albums by Elliott Smith are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1997
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4,028
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1994
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New Moon 
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2007
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294
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2016
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10
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Total albums: 10. Page 1 of 1

This may not be a complete discography for Elliott Smith.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Elliott Smith bestography composition

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1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 0 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 3 0%
2010s 2 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 7 70%
Yes 3 30%

Elliott Smith best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 91 (285 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 91 (202 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album XO)
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Rating: 90 (250 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 89 (238 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 89 (150 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Elliott Smith)
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Rating: 87 (79 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 87 (235 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 87 (224 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 87 (230 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Either/Or)
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Rating: 87 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 87 (94 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Roman Candle)
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Rating: 86 (94 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Elliott Smith)
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Rating: 86 (117 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album XO)
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Rating: 86 (98 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Figure 8)
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Rating: 86 (59 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Roman Candle)
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Rating: 86 (53 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Roman Candle)
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Rating: 86 (101 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Elliott Smith)
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Rating: 85 (93 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Figure 8)
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Rating: 85 (84 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Figure 8)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Elliott Smith ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 134 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 83.9/100, a mean average of 84.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.1.

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From 05/26/2019 01:54
Master lyricist, songwriter and one of the most pleasing vocals in all of indie/rock or whatever you’d classify Smith as. He’s easily my favourite solo artist of all time, and every album he has could be considered one of the best of all time. Rest in peace, Elliott. XO
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From 02/25/2019 00:36
Nobody could craft songs like Elliott Smith. He was able to harness the intense power of subtlety in such a creative way.
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From 11/07/2018 18:53
The greatest songwriter in all of pop music. I will have to agree with the previous comments that he never made a bad song.
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From 11/03/2017 09:18
I challenge anyone to try to find an Elliott Smith song that isn't good.
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90/100
From 06/06/2017 18:12
Has never done anything bad, A masterful singer/songwriter
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85/100
From 07/14/2016 22:53
The best of Elliott Smith - The top 20 songs, listen to these.
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From 05/02/2016 12:22
More than simply good meloncholy acoustic music, Elliott Smith had a real unique gift for songwriting.
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From 05/16/2015 02:22
Rediscovered thanks to BEA. A sublime talent that pulls at the emotions.

Does anyone else think he listened to a bunch of Big Star as a kid?
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From 03/28/2015 17:44
An amazing discography. I was really, really into him in high school, into every single album he put out as well as New Moon. The top three are definitely Either/Or, XO, and his self-titled. Hard for me to choose an order.
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From 03/12/2013 20:41
a genuine voice for the emotionally fragile.
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