AOTY 2019

Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
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Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #5 / 73
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Based on 403 ratings
1997 Ratings: #5
February 25, 1997 / Release Date
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Atrocityblubber
94
Well This album is personal to me now
dearsongs
90
I'm in no hurry to get thru the vinyl collection, but I'm enjoying the time I'm taking to re-listen to some of my favorite things.

Elliott finally fleshes out the sound a bit on his third LP and plays all the instruments himself. He puts together a collection of 12 pretty much perfect indie folk tune for the world.

Really crazy how Spin (and Rolling Stone) really hated giving indie music much credit in the 90's.

Next came Miss Misery on the Good Will Hunting soundtrack and ... read more
itsyahboinoah
100
I feel both despondent and heartening at the same time. This album is the embodiment of what it feels like when you reminisce your life experiences you had both the good and the bad times.
Doofy
98
Unassuming and understated are the words, but he clearly had a natural gift for vocal phrasing and tonal palette.

What a dude.
Jaronmeister
99
Holy shit, this is so much better than I remembered. Thank you. Very nice, Elliott. :)
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Track List

  1. Speed Trials 
  2. Alameda 
  3. Ballad Of Big Nothing 
  4. Between the Bars 
  5. Pictures Of Me 
  6. No Name No. 5 
  7. Rose Parade 
  8. Punch And Judy 
  9. Angeles 
  10. Cupids Trick 
  11. 2:45 AM 
  12. Say Yes
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