This is probably the best debut album I've ever heard given the circumstances. While writing and recording these songs, Elliott had no intention of releasing this as an album. He had been playing in Heatmiser, and his solo work was just a little side project that nobody knew about, and Elliott wanted to keep it that way. His friend discovered a tape that he had put together and really liked it. She reccomended that he release it and try and focus on solo work, so that's what he did. He recorded all these songs on a small four-track in his house, and like I said, given the circumstances, this is probably the best debut album ever.
The album was pretty good, but I felt like there were so many more things that could have and should have happened, like Smith breaking into a shout or even any sort of variance with his vocals. I understand that people dig the softness in his voice, but it would have been great to hear a little more than just soft lyrics.
This is an exellent album. Litsen to all the talent in this, you cant even compare it to that crap like "When I grow up" Or basicly anything that plays on the beat. All these songs are amazing and have real meaning. Anyone who dosent like it is Deaf, influenced by crappy trends or just plain retarded. Thank you for reading this