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Elliot Smith

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by whenharlequinsfall, May 10, 2007.

  1. whenharlequinsfall

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    i am really into this guys music atm, figure 8 is especially awesome, what does everyone else think of him?
     
  2. i aint play this

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    Nothing extraordinary, mediocre artist. There is much better folk or alternative singer-songwriters, like Jeff Buckley, Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.
     
  3. Don Corleone

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    good artist, but too much beatles influence in there...i prefer nick drake anyday
     
  4. charnee

    charnee i'm hungry.

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    OH YEAH.

    self titled = favorite.
     
  5. all_sins_undone

    all_sins_undone New Metal Member

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    yeah, basically hes good, but nothing to amazing.
     
  6. Awake_In_Animosity

    Awake_In_Animosity Fearing a Blank Planet

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    XO was good, Ryan Adams is far greater as is Nick Drake.
     
  7. BloodSword

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    Very well said. from what i've heard of smith, he comes across as too "whiny" for my taste.:cry:
     
  8. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    At least spell the guy's name right!

    Anyway, excellent stuff. I agree that some of the material is too heavy on the Beatles worship. It could have been worse though, as a lot of the unreleased songs really sound like the Beatles. I'll have to pick up the recent 2cd release to see how those songs came out.

    The early stuff has it's own unique sound though. The self-titled especially. Either/Or is unremarkable, but it's very listenable. XO has some heartbreaking stuff on it. The last two are hit and miss, with some great songs, and a few to pass on.

    I haven't found other supposedly better singer-songwriters to be as good, probably because Smith's music really resonated with me at certain times in my life. Drake and Buckley didn't have as much meaning to me.
     
  9. Don Corleone

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    drake touches on much darker themes so well yeah it is a matter of meaning on the listener, i guess.
     
  10. Hewitt

    Hewitt New Metal Member

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    I love Elliott. He was such an amazing artist and I just wish he was still alive. His music is so expressive, it's like staring at his insides. Either/Or and XO are my personal favorites.
     

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