Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
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GmemberKills
October 28th 2016


3198 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

People can say this isn't quite as cohesive or as complete sounding as his other albums, but i still think most of the material here is his best.



For me this is the perfect balance of the stripped down sound found on earlier albums and the more grandiose stuff he was able to do on XO and Figure 8.





GooGooGajoob
November 2nd 2016


94 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

'by far his worst studio lp'



You're deaf.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
November 2nd 2016


19203 Comments


yeah he's usually wrong about stuff dont worry

King's Crossing is incredible. need to give this another listen though

deathschool
November 2nd 2016


21896 Comments


I like this better than XO and I don't care who knows. All of his other albums are better than this though. But like his discog is one the best ever, so whatever.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
November 2nd 2016


19203 Comments


dude XO isnt his worst album if thats what youre implying

deathschool
November 2nd 2016


21896 Comments


It is, but it's still amazing.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
November 2nd 2016


19203 Comments


XO used to be my favorite album. I still say either his S/T or Figure 8 is his worst but it's difficult

deathschool
November 2nd 2016


21896 Comments


Figure 8 is my favorite. Hella underrated.

GmemberKills
November 2nd 2016


3198 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

XO is my least favorite as well. I feel like Elliott was still making a transition on being able to use a big budget studio to its maximum potential



for me figure 8 is a like fully realized version of XO. the production is better, the experimentation is on point, and it's more cohesive as well.



even with all that said XO still rules and has a few of my favorite songs by him

deathschool
November 2nd 2016


21896 Comments


Exactly. It's his only album that doesn't feel completely crafted to me. That's why I think it's funny that people say that about this album. XO is less cohesive than this is imo. XO is an obvious transition album, where as this may have some elements he never used previously, it still feels like a natural evolution from Figure 8, and thus feels more fully realized than XO does.

GooGooGajoob
November 2nd 2016


94 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I have to say this record has to be his best for me. I feel like there's so many just truly excellent songs one after the other, as other records tend to work in eb and flows between his best and simply great/good material.



Also the lyrics on this record are just twice as strong as previous outputs for me.

claygurnz
November 9th 2016


4453 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Coast to Coast is amazing.

joshuahuntkc
November 9th 2016


1865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

XO and Self titled are his best albums.

GmemberKills
April 4th 2017


3198 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It never ceases to blow my mind that six albums in ( and even more random material) he was still crafting some of his greatest tracks yet.



I feel like he could've kept putting out quality albums for a long time.....

Green Baron
April 4th 2017


23996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I used to love XO more than I do now. I think I prefer s/t now

GmemberKills
May 13th 2017


3198 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

kings crossing is one of the best songs ever written tbh

deathschool
June 9th 2017


21896 Comments


Coast to Coast has been stuck in my head since the second I woke up this morning.



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