Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith revelled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few DIY musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
Available now for streaming and download, the digital deluxe versions include several fan-favourite songs that have never been available digitally until.
The best Elliott Smith songs reflect his ability to wring beauty out of life’s traumas. Even during his short lifetime, his prolific output still endures.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Elliott Smith’s self-titled second album remains both a comforting and disquieting piece of art and an essential statement from an acknowledged genius.
The song outdid the A-side, 'Why Should We Try Anymore,' on the country charts.
Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, the decade defies easy categorisation, but it’s this cross-pollination of sounds that left a boundary-breaking...
Either/Or stands as a devastatingly beautiful record and widely regarded as Elliot Smith’s best work.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Intimate and spontaneous, ‘Roman Candle’ laid bare the threads of Elliott Smith’s songwriting, acting as a prelude to his career.
A previously unreleased live version of Elliott Smith's song 'Pretty (Ugly Before)' has been unveiled as part of America's Planned Parenthood campaign
Elliott Smith’s major label masterpieces 'XO' and 'Figure 8' are getting reissued on vinyl for 7 April 2017 along with limited edition coloured versions.
Elliott Smith's classic 1997 album Either/Or will receive an expanded reissue for its 20th anniversary via a two-disc CD and a double LP version to follow.
A previously unreleased song has been unveiled from the soundtrack to Heaven Adores You, the documentary about ill-fated singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.