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Elliot Smith: Either/Or

a whisper that wounds

By Steffany RitchiePublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
llaurens, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Tinny drums, a fuzzy needle drop, a guitar, and a sarcastic sheen open this musical masterpiece. We're having indie fun until Alameda when Elliott lifts the covers. He shows us the sad beautiful clown hiding behind Beatles- like melodies. His whispering, quivering vocals sound like a long-lost friend. Perfection.


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Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I mostly write memoir, essays and pop culture things. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.

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  • Mona Yonus8 months ago

    I hope more things like this made top story. We need more TS Elliot’s

  • I've not listened to this before. Excellent review!

  • Kendall Defoe 8 months ago

    A friend lent me the album, and I was a fan for life. Thank you for this!

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