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Elliott Smith

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Born: Aug 6, 1969 in Omaha, NE
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Died: Oct 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Folk
Biography: The celebrated folk-punk singer/songwriter Elliott Smith rose from indie obscurity to mainstream success in 1997 on the strength of "Miss Misery," his Academy Award-nominated song from the film Good Will Hunting. A native of Portland, OR, Smith began writing and recording his first songs at age 14, later ...Read full biography
Either/Or
Released: 1997
Label: Digital Rights Agency
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Elliott Smith's third album sees his one-man show getting a little more ambitious. While he still plays all the instruments himself, he plays more of them. Several of the songs mimic the melody mastery ...Read full review
Kill Rock Stars
Released: 1995
Label: Digital Rights Agency
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Elliott Smith's self-titled second album was his first for the Kill Rock Stars label and also his first major artistic statement. Its sound is fairly similar to that of Roman Candle -- it's mostly just ...Read full review