Elliott Smith - Figure 8
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Based on 9 reviews
2000 Ratings: #37 / 107
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Based on 157 ratings
2000 Ratings: #33
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April 18, 2000 / Release Date
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DreamWorks / Label
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I havent instantly clicked into an artists music like Elliot Smith's in a long time
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Figure 8. The last album Elliott released while he was still alive.

There are various ways you could split up Elliott's discography to describe his transitions and growth as an artist, i personally like doing it as pairs: Roman Candle and Elliott Smith are the solo and bare albums; Either/Or and XO are forays into extra instrumentation while still keeping things fairly minimal; the final pair are Figure 8 and From a Basement on the Hill, the full ... read more
I think this is my favorite Elliott Smith album. Coming into his discography, I didn't expect to find a favorite, but I have, and I'm happy about that.
Can I give his album a 101?
16. Bye
15. Color Bars
14. Can't Make a Sound
13. Everything Means Nothing to Me
12. Everything Reminds Me of Her
11. In the Lost and Found (Honky Bach)
10. LA
9. Easy Way Out
8. Pretty Mary K
7. Better Be Quiet Now
6. Son of Sam
5. Somebody That I Used to Know
4. Stupidity Tries
3. Happiness / The Gondola Man
2. Junk Bond Trader
1. Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?
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Track List

  1. Son Of Sam
  2. Somebody That I Used To Know
  3. Junk Bond Trader
  4. Everything Reminds Me Of Her
  5. Everything Means Nothing To Me
  6. L.A.
  7. In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)/The Roost
  8. Stupidity Tries
  9. Easy Way Out
  10. Wouldn't Mama Be Proud
  11. Colorbars
  12. Happiness/The Gondola Man
  13. Pretty Mary Kay
  14. Better Be Quiet Now
  15. Can't Make A Sound
  16. Bye

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