USA, 1997, singer-songwriter / indie folk
Elliott Smith – Either / Or: I could write an essay about each and every Elliott Smith song. There’s just so much to unpack, so many metaphors, so many sad yet clever turns of phrase, so many poignant observations. So what about this album? Well, this one has two particular holds on my affection: “Pictures of Me” is the first Elliott Smith song I ever heard, and “Say Yes” might just be the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard. He’s damaged bad at best.
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One of the last big “pre-YouTube” artists, and one who probably wouldn’t have made it afterward. I am glad he sang when he did, for the songs are too lovely to miss.
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I, too, often think that about him. He was too delicate a presence, as is evidenced by his performance at the Academy Awards show.