USA, 1994, singer-songwriter / lo-fi / indie folk

Elliott SmithRoman Candle: When my wife told me, upon this most recent listening, that this album is Elliott’s strongest, I was confused. Then she explained: not that it was necessarily his best album but that he was writing and performing from a position of greater strength than on any of his other albums. There’s no such thing as a happy Elliott Smith album, but at least this one isn’t heartbroken. Wow. Okay. I need to listen to more music with my wife. What insight! Me? Well, I was just thinking about how great “Kiwi Maddog 20/20” is and how some director needs to use it as the soundtrack during an intimate drinking scene in a film.

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