Elliott Smith New Moon
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John Paul Harrison
May 16th 2007


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good call.



critics peg Either/Or is the apex, but mr. pulseczar recomended me self-titled and i, good sir, am not disappointed.This Message Edited On 05.15.07

BringHomeTheBacon
May 16th 2007


248 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a pretty great collection. I prefer disc two over disc one, though. "Big Decision" and "Whatever" are two standouts.

Slaapkamers
May 16th 2007


596 Comments


Lewis is writch.

pulseczar
May 16th 2007


2385 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

critics peg Either/Or is the apex, but mr. pulseczar recomended me self-titled and i, good sir, am not disappointed.




good to hear komrade!

jrowa001
May 19th 2007


8752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i checked out either/or and i was fairly disappointed. but im not giving up yet, im going to check out this one.

John Paul Harrison
May 19th 2007


1014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Smith's melodies and lyrics reveal their greater strength and substance with repeated listens. And make no mistake, the songs do require repeated listens — not just because of Smith's often whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery, but also because of his deceptively angular melodies and chord progressions, which threaten to float away until the listener hears them enough to latch on and know where they're going.



~ allmusic.com

Slaapkamers
May 19th 2007


596 Comments


Why not check out, like uh, one of his albums he released while alive

jrowa001
May 19th 2007


8752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the main reason i didnt like either/or was i could barely hear his voice and thats a huge deal to me...maybe it was to copy i heard was messed up but i prefer to hear the vocals. im sure in a few more listens ill come to enjoy his music

Yield
May 27th 2007


626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just got this today and I really like it. Also, good review.

iamrockzorz
May 29th 2007


1029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

every single song on here is great, but i think it suffers from the fact that so much is being thrown at you at once it all sort of blends together.



24 songs of elliott smith gold, but listen to any 24 songs of elliott smith and they all begin to sound the same.

Sepstrup
May 29th 2007


1567 Comments


That's the problem with Elliott Smith. I heard Either/Or and loved it, then went out and bought s/t and the debut, but now I sort of feel satiated with his stuff. At first I thought I'd be buying his entire discography more or less at once, but now I don't really feel urged to check anything else out.

iamrockzorz
May 29th 2007


1029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

His later stuff is more distinguishable but this early stuff is so great, but at the same time repetitive.

jrowa001
July 3rd 2007


8752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love this album. since the last time i posted on this review ive become a huge elliott smith fan. i went out and bought all his albums. all his albums are great and its a shame he couldnt continue making beautiful music. high times is such a good song

711
July 3rd 2007


1341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Either/Or is a great album and this sounds good, so I'll probably buy it/borrow it from a friend.

iamrockzorz
July 9th 2007


1029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

every single one of his albums definately has a different feel to it. its so easy to sense his progression as an artist.

FriendofTheDevil70
July 26th 2007


388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review. Elliott Smith is my favorite artist that I've found out this year (a bit late, but whatever), and he keeps growing on me more by the minute.

Bron-Yr-Aur
August 12th 2007


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

probably my favorite album at the moment, talking to mary is sublime. the only real problem is it gets rather same-y after so long, but an excellent collection regardless, with multiple standouts.



also, high times as the single/promoted song? wtf....

BroRape
September 28th 2007


803 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

every one of his albums are great. i love elliott.

timbo8
November 20th 2007


628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing album

ohpm500
January 29th 2008


12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

a long and sprawling album/compilation, i found it suffered a lot from inconsistancy, upon one listen the melody's tend to drift from hook to hook at which point by the end of the album i'm unsure of what just happened. But it's not the individual tracks that really make this album special (although high times and the replacements soundalike all cleaned out do stand out as favourates) but rather the atmosphere that Elliott Smith conjures up. One of haunting lonliness, a stark beauty he finds in a reduced use of instrumentation and barely anything but his brilliantly expressive voice. It's rather like observing a rolling landscape and appreciating it's expansiveness, the sheer beauty. If anything this album makes me eager to delve into Smith's past catalogue.



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