From a Basement on the Hill

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2004 Ratings: #22 / 395
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2004 Ratings: #33
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October 19, 2004 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

morningsbell
89
Legend
Doofy
84
Even disregarding the fact this album was posthumously released it’s hard to shake the feeling that ‘From a Basement on the Hill’ would always have come across as an outlier among Smith’s canon - previous to this the beauty of his music painted him as passive and contemplative, even if his words often betrayed his ugly feelings.

Here the lyrics are more straightforward in their cynicism and the sounds are starting to mirror his inner turmoil all too closely. ... read more
NR
One of my favorite Elliott Smith albums. Felt like I was listening to a soundtrack of a movie
ROXAAN
60
Nice work.
Porza9
60
Es lo que quedó de un álbum sin terminar luego del suicidio u homicidio de Elliott Smith. Quizás es medio una falta de respeto, no sé, es lo que se pudo hacer con lo que se tenía; no creo que sea el disco más sólido de Elliott, pero no deja de ser uno bueno. Tiene temas que me parecieron un poco aburridos, o largos y repetitivos. Otros sí me gustaron.
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Track List

  1. Coast to Coast
  2. Let's Get Lost
  3. Pretty (Ugly Before)
  4. Don't Go Down
  5. Strung Out Again
  6. A Fond Farewell
  7. King's Crossing
  8. Ostrich & Chirping
  9. Twilight
  10. A Passing Feeling
  11. The Last Hour
  12. Shooting Star
  13. Memory Lane
  14. Little One
  15. A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to be Free
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