Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
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Kaden
October 30th 2004



222 Comments


I feel so much cooler now :cool:

Luxor
October 30th 2004



166 Comments


[QUOTE=RollerQueen]It's just Tapeworm and I trying to be witty by quoting from The Postal Service's "District Sleeps Alone Tonight" and welcoming you in. We love you. [/QUOTE]
Dang, that's one of my favourite Postal Service songs and I didn't even pick up on that. I don't deserve to be part of the alt/indie crew. I resign. :upset:

son of sam
October 30th 2004



4 Comments


ive only got XO and the ones from good will hunting soundtrack
and from the few tracks ive heard of this album its not quite as good
but im probably still getting acustomed to it

RollerQueen
October 30th 2004



209 Comments


[QUOTE=IhateUsernames]Dang, that's one of my favourite Postal Service songs and I didn't even pick up on that. I don't deserve to be part of the alt/indie crew. I resign. :upset:[/QUOTE]

It's ok because you said "favourite" and not "favorite". Carry on, my wayward son.

son of sam, pick up Either/Or. It's arguably his best solo material.

Tapeworm
October 30th 2004



118 Comments


Good times, good times.

armchair
November 16th 2004



1 Comments


I really liked this review, although there were some points where you seemed to be hurrying through the review which I don't like but you gave that album good justice and you deserve a pat on the back, including money

Tapeworm
November 17th 2004



118 Comments


I hadn't actually read the whole review, only the songs I had heard until just then.

I got the album finally about a week ago and it is brilliant. And it's growing on me more and more everytime. Favourite tracks: 'Memory Lane', 'King's Crossing', 'A Fond Farewell', 'Pretty (Ugly Before)', etc etc.

Oh, I totally disagree with pretty much all of the lyrics that you stated as being the standouts in the tracks, and I think that Twilight has the most basic lyrics on the album. King's Crossing is a standout track lyrically.

MildlyAmusingWankCushion
November 17th 2004



17 Comments


I really love this album, and IMHO its Elliott's best. It's more upbeat than Either/Or, and is more in the vein of XO (which is ace, btw) but longer and with more excellent tracks. I find this album is great to listen for on a long autumn walk, its beautiful and makes you appreciate the beauty around you more.

Luxor
November 17th 2004



166 Comments


I've listened to it a whole bunch of times now. It's good, but not great. "XO" and "Either/Or" I'd say are better albums.

woofwoofwoof
March 23rd 2005



156 Comments


great review fool! i agree with everything

Chelsa
May 28th 2005



7 Comments


I enjoyed the review and completely agree with Tapeworm about your choice of lyrics. You picked the most obvious ones; you know, like, ones from the track's title. I would like to offer my humble opinion on the most stand-out lyrics:
4:"I fall in love with my love
But I knew the kind of worthlessness we have to raise above"
5:"Just looking in the mirror
Will make you a brave man"
6:"I see you're leaving me and taking up with the enemy
The cold comfort of the in between"
7:"I'm going on a date with a rich white lady
Ain't life great?" (An obvious dig at his cocaine addiction)
12:"I'm drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud"
15:"Drive people like you drive a car
Till you don't know where you are."



Senor_Whippy
August 14th 2005



367 Comments


I love this album so much.It was my favourite of 2004 by a mile.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
August 14th 2005



2125 Comments


2004 was pretty good...

This was up there for me though.

YDload
September 10th 2005



1207 Comments


Here's a saddening tidbit about "King's Crossing" that has not been mentioned yet:

Just after he sings the lyric - "Give me one good reason not to do it" you can faintly hear his girlfriend and sister whisper - "Because we love you."


Wondering if anyone else knew that. I haven't heard the song but I feel that Elliott Smith fans, if anyone, should be the first to know.

OrbDragon
October 4th 2005



152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just noticed Coast to coast features the mighty Steven Drozd on drums!

The intro of King's Crossing is ear candy.

A few remarks that stumble in randumbness...including this one. I feel drunk, but I'm sober. But shitty enough to listen to an Elliott Smith album (puts in XO).

vitriolboy
November 21st 2005



82 Comments


Totaly agree with what you wrote about twilight.
Such an amazing song.

Nice review aswell.

iceman3019
March 8th 2006



46 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i don't know, maybe it's because i got this album at a certain point in time of my life, but i give it a 5/5 . . .

Two-Headed Boy
September 14th 2007



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Goddamn, King's Crossing is one of the best songs ever.

NeoOrder
February 18th 2008



25 Comments


I must be the only person in the world who prefers this album to any of the others. I put Eitheor/Or, Roman Candle of Figure 8 on every now and again, but this albums melodies and edgy sound keeps me coming back.

5/5 easy

MonorailCat
August 6th 2008



118 Comments


I'm listening to this for the first time now, I'm expecting to hear what the review said, so I don't think I'll be dissapointed.



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