Elliott Smith

It was five years ago today that Elliott Smith took his own life. I've heard many others say this as well but Elliott was the first musician that died that really affected me. The saddest part about it is that his suicide didn't surprise me at all. Elliott had a well known struggle with drug addition and depression and if you don't know his story you can read it HERE. That pain and emotion came through in his music and lyrics like no one i've ever heard, or probably ever will. Just about everything that's ever been released of his is worth getting, with both Either/Or and XO being near perfect albums. Here are a few Elliott Smith videos...the first is especially notable because the footage is all from the tribute to him found in Hollywood.

Elliott Smith - Between the Bars

Elliott Smith - Angeles

Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)


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