Elliott Smith
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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61
6 Oct 2014 // 9:14 PM

In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 100-81
5 Oct 2014 // 9:14 PM

PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.


Elliott Smith's Story Gets Due Respect in 'Heaven Adores You'
17 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM

Rejecting the narrative of tragedy so often imposed on the life of Elliott Smith, Heaven Adores You celebrates the life and art of one of modern music's most revered figures.

Elliot Smith: Beyond the Persona
5 Oct 2014 // 9:05 PM

Leaving behind spectacle and sensation, Torment Saint offers a compassionate and measured portrayal of late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.


Word Painting with Elliott Smith and Rufus Wainwright
21 Jul 2010 // 2:00 AM

“Word painting” is a technique in which the music of a song reflects or expands upon the meaning of the accompanying lyric. First used by

Elliott Smith - Roman Candle and From a Basement on the Hill (reissues / MP3s)
3 Mar 2010 // 1:00 AM

Kill Rock Stars completes its Elliott Smith re-issue program on 6 April with the re-release of the late singer-songwriter's first and last albums. The label has

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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