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Uncut (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "In precise, poetically natural language, to the squeaks of finger-picked guitar, he presents love as a series of crime scenes, emotional murders to investigate."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] arrived as an acoustic whisper in an age when grunge raged loudest."Paste (magazine) - "Showcasing Smith's formative sound and quietly devastating songwriting, ROMAN CANDLE may be his most underrated work..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t contains some classic Smith songs....The sound is here...unmistakable from the first note: the defeated whispers of the vocals [and] the deceptively intricate guitar work..."57.41808

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Rolling Stone (9/3/98, pp.98-100) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...his most adventurous music ever, opening up his acoustic flow with piano, horns, vocal overdubs, even a string section. Smith still has a love jones, and he's still a heartache looking for a place to happen..."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #2 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (9/98, pp.180-182) - 8 (out of 10) - "...This is his happiest sounding record to date, and his saddest; haunted and trembling beneath its composed surface of chiming guitars and soothing electric piano..."Entertainment Weekly (9/4/98, p.82) - "...As with his indie albums, XO wallows in sentiments and melodies so fragile, they should be individually bubbled-wrapped. Smith's world is one in which people continually search for emotional connections--only to lose or break them and then live with the regret..." - Rating: BCMJ (1/11/99, p.3) - "...His major label debut, XO, ably shattered all expectations, displaying a level of melodic beauty and stark sophistication..."57.41808

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Spin (9/99, p.156) - Ranked #73 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (3/97, pp.102-104) - 7 (out of 10) - "...ranges from low-fi sparseness to rock with a melodicism Smith's band Heatmiser has yet to match....Though the harrowing heroin tales of Smith's last album are gone, his frequent alcoholidays suggest a less outwardly tortured Mark Eitzel..."Uncut (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "EITHER/OR took the small arranging step needed to turn Smith's beautifully, harmonically sly but still then mostly self-accompanied tunes into indisputable pop."Option (5-6/97, p.128) - "...an awkward sort of prettiness that fits him well....a U-turn from the aggressive, basement minimalism of his last solo record....proving himself to be an artist of uncommon dexterity and grace."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #20 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #24 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Characteristically double-tracked vocals whispered into the listener's head, revealing the confessions of a man struggling to escape an undisclosed past."Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Dark surrealism with a wispy, half-there voice and an always surprising chorus."NME (Magazine) (7/19/97, p.40) - "...Very frequently on EITHER/OR Elliott Smith...leaves you in awe at his quiet power..."46.14809

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This compilation is a reminder of the stillness and quiet power at the heart of his frank, softly sung confessionals, of Smiths Talent as an arranger...and of his able, Paul Simon-like finger-picking style."Clash (magazine) - "[H]arrowing, threadbare indie-folk and lushly arranged ballads....A starkly beautiful and coherent album."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music remains and is, thankfully, untouchable. 'Waltz No. 2,' wisely placed second, is the defining moment."Uncut (magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is quavering, multi-tracked whisper and melodic songs soundtracked a millennial mood of unease and despair."45.93446

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Q (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The tender acoustic melodies here betray barely a whiff of his musical past, and as honest accounts of demon shedding go, it's unflinching stuff..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "Reminiscent of the late Elliott Smith, this is a collection of richly melodic, summery songs....Subtly crafted, heartfelt music..."0.5127139

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Q (10/01, p.152) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Evidence that Springsteen simply didn't always know his own strengths..."Melody Maker (4/24/99, p.38) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the acoustic stuff here looks fondly on Damien Jurado and Elliott Smith and knows its work is done. Be unafraid."0.4272616

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Alternative Press (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Crow fully embraces his eclecticism: Sweeping, epic songs such as 'Scalped' alternate with weirdo, quasi-dance floor numbers such as 'Build'..."Magnet (p.54) - "[H]is latest finds him shifting gears from noodly indie pop and spazzy freakouts to donning his Elliott Smith mask..."0.4272616

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Alternative Press (p.135) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Accompanied by banjo, drum machines and acoustic guitar, the arrangements on LIVING WELL lend Crow's vocals a stark vulnerability that sometimes gets lost in his other projects."Magnet (p.96) - "Less is definitely more here, thanks to Crow's ability to match winning melodies with simple, repeated guitar motifs."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Imagine a math-rock XTC fronted by Elliott Smith, illuminating the quiet corners of life."0.3418093

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Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "12 songs of reflective, almost folky timbre, expanding into dreamy, wordless soundcapes and endearingly rickety rockers..." -- Grade: B+Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Singing with an endearingly soft Elliott Smith croon Murphy conjures up an intimate mood of warmth and kindness here."Uncut (magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his album should have a life beyond the film. 'Sleepy Baby' and 'Birthday Song' are fleshed-out sketches, pretty and unvarnished..."0.3418093

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Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "This is immaculate pop appointed with sighing pedal steel, slide guitars, and saloon piano..." -- Grade: BRecord Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Sexsmith's voice is an extraordinary beast, rising rom laconic mumble to a testifying swoon in the space of a few bars..."Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The heart-throbbing hooks of 'Believe It When I See It' and 'Heavenly' marry a more upbeat Elliott Smith with the divine ache of Rufus Wainwright..."0.3418093

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Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.44) - Ranked #95 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (1/9/98, pp.66-67) - "...Most of these songs have already appeared on [Elliott] Smith's own albums, but their recurring themes--love, rejection, breakups and the ensuing loneliness--are remarkably in synch with Matt Damon's janitor-savant title character..." - Rating: A-NME (Magazine) (3/21/98, p.49) - 7 (out of 10) - "...[Elliot Smith] is now much sought-after for a sensitive and naked form of music that feels truthful....Also featured are Luscious Jackson, who are well up for the sassy self-examination with 'Why Do I Lie?'..."0.2990831

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Entertainment Weekly (3/15/02, p.76) - "...A hook-heavy display of pliable pop-smarts....A must-have for anyone in need of a good sing-along." - Rating: A-Q (12/02, pp.96-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A second album that bristles with uncomplicated, heart-warming guitar pop....A virtual masterclass in perfectly formed power pop..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #55 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (10/02, p.107) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...breezy and rueful power-pop...in the dark he could just about pass as Elliott Smith."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #8 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002" - "...Benson is ragged but right. A bedroom masterpiece..."0.2990831

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Down Beat (p.54) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Mehldau undertakes an ambitious investigation into conceptual terrain...weaving into his own argot a host of dialects -- classical music, contemporary pop orchestration, swinging and odd-metered jazz, rock, flamenco [and] the blues..."JazzTimes (p.59) - "Diversity abounds here, in terms of dynamics, acoustic textures, harmonic palette and notions of genre."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Featuring] a chamber orchestra -- recorded live with the band and featuring arrangements by Mehldau himself -- which gives the material a deeper range of expression, ambience and tonal texture."Uncut (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There are country-tinged dirges, flamenco-edged miniatures, and a tribute to Elliott Smith, along with some elaborate string arrangements..."0.2990831

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Spin (p.72) - "Liam blends sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority."Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's even a smattering of saccharine sunshine-pop that his old man would be proud of."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no mistaking this is a songwriter in nobody's image, the frantic rock of 'Reckless' and shuffling, chugging 'Jump Your Bones' putting clear blue sky between him and his father."Paste (magazine) - "FOMO contains the same breezy hooks that earned Finn comparisons to Elliott Smith a few years back....A lovely listen..."Clash (magazine) - "The early-Nineties indie guitar excess on 'Reckless' offers another standout moment on an album which takes bold and successful strides."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The dub-tinged production lends a fascinating tension to the soft-rock harmonies of 'Neurotic World' and 'Reckless.'"0.256357

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Spin (p.72) - "Liam blends sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority."Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's even a smattering of saccharine sunshine-pop that his old man would be proud of."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no mistaking this is a songwriter in nobody's image, the frantic rock of 'Reckless' and shuffling, chugging 'Jump Your Bones' putting clear blue sky between him and his father."Paste (magazine) - "FOMO contains the same breezy hooks that earned Finn comparisons to Elliott Smith a few years back....A lovely listen..."Clash (magazine) - "The early-Nineties indie guitar excess on 'Reckless' offers another standout moment on an album which takes bold and successful strides."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The dub-tinged production lends a fascinating tension to the soft-rock harmonies of 'Neurotic World' and 'Reckless.'"0.256357

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Spin (p.72) - "Liam blends sophisticated melodies and wistful vocals with masterful authority."Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's even a smattering of saccharine sunshine-pop that his old man would be proud of."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no mistaking this is a songwriter in nobody's image, the frantic rock of 'Reckless' and shuffling, chugging 'Jump Your Bones' putting clear blue sky between him and his father."Paste (magazine) - "FOMO contains the same breezy hooks that earned Finn comparisons to Elliott Smith a few years back....A lovely listen..."Clash (magazine) - "The early-Nineties indie guitar excess on 'Reckless' offers another standout moment on an album which takes bold and successful strides."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The dub-tinged production lends a fascinating tension to the soft-rock harmonies of 'Neurotic World' and 'Reckless.'"0.256357

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Rolling Stone (p.98) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "This is an album about the seductions of oblivion...Smith teases extraordinary wit and warmth from songs that float lazily toward happiness."Rolling Stone (p.151) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[A] gripping trip to oblivion, sparkling with barbed wit and elegantly tangled guitars."Spin (pp.105-6) - "Smith's intentions cry out from the album's every discordant corner - he clearly wanted to test himself, to unhinge parts of his sound....In the music, in these songs, the guy's still with us." - Grade: A-Spin (p.67) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "BASEMENT feels monumentally final..."Entertainment Weekly (pp.92-3) - "The record is strong and radiant..." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[He] was great....Here are 15 more reasons not to forget Elliott Smith's harrowing sadness - and his singular musical intelligence."Uncut (p.75) - Ranked #8 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[T]he songs are variously full of hope, frustration and weary resignation..."Alternative Press (p.150) - 5 out of 5 - "[E]very track on BASEMENT is a highlight."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "As ever, his chord changes and arrangements betray an inventiveness seemingly borne of brilliant instinct."Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's the most complete document we have of the music he was hearing in his head those final years."0.2136308

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Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #10 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.68) - Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks" - "...'60s and '70s pop classics plus Nico, Lennon, Dylan and Mark Mothersbaugh's bittersweet instrumental miniatures. Simples, perfect."0.16716

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Van Sant has a particular flair for casting....Best of all is newcomer Gabe Nevins..."Empire "In PARANOID PARK...skateboarding is a kind of rapture, a transport of delight whose graceful swoops and dodges take time by the scruff of the neck and make a short, crashing break for the sublime."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is the one where form and content truly mesh....[With] a more intimate, mesmerising impressionism -- most effectively, in the gorgeous, lyrical slow-mo of the skating scenes."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sublime visual touches abound, mostly in the slo-mo skater footage."Uncut "Gus Van Sant continues to plough his furrow far from Hollywood....[The actors lend] the film its edge of raw authenticity."Box Office "[A] haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait....PARANOID PARK is about bodies at rest and in motion, and about longing, beauty, youth and death, and as such as much about the artist as his subject."New York Times "[A] gorgeously stark, mesmerizingly elliptical story....The movie unwraps its mystery slowly and meticulously, in a roundabout, almost incidental way..."Los Angeles Times "[A] deeply moving character study of a particular boy and his world..."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's sound design, sampling Beethoven and Nino Rota, among others, links up with visual miracles performed by Rain Kathy Li and Wong Kar-Wai's noted cinematographer, Christopher Doyle....Mesmerizing."Rolling Stone "[A] humane exploration of the costs of freedom...It's the first of Van Sant's blitzed-generation films in which a young man wakes up instead of shutting down." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's terribly strong -- in structural integrity, emotional pull, and particularly visual beauty. Working for the first time with legendary Hong Kong-based cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Van Sant makes the gray-blue skies of his hometown Portland, Oregon, look positively enchanted..."Premiere0.1393

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Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #10 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.68) - Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks" - "...'60s and '70s pop classics plus Nico, Lennon, Dylan and Mark Mothersbaugh's bittersweet instrumental miniatures. Simples, perfect."0.1393

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Van Sant has a particular flair for casting....Best of all is newcomer Gabe Nevins..."Empire "In PARANOID PARK...skateboarding is a kind of rapture, a transport of delight whose graceful swoops and dodges take time by the scruff of the neck and make a short, crashing break for the sublime."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is the one where form and content truly mesh....[With] a more intimate, mesmerising impressionism -- most effectively, in the gorgeous, lyrical slow-mo of the skating scenes."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sublime visual touches abound, mostly in the slo-mo skater footage."Uncut "Gus Van Sant continues to plough his furrow far from Hollywood....[The actors lend] the film its edge of raw authenticity."Box Office "[A] haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait....PARANOID PARK is about bodies at rest and in motion, and about longing, beauty, youth and death, and as such as much about the artist as his subject."New York Times "[A] gorgeously stark, mesmerizingly elliptical story....The movie unwraps its mystery slowly and meticulously, in a roundabout, almost incidental way..."Los Angeles Times "[A] deeply moving character study of a particular boy and his world..."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's sound design, sampling Beethoven and Nino Rota, among others, links up with visual miracles performed by Rain Kathy Li and Wong Kar-Wai's noted cinematographer, Christopher Doyle....Mesmerizing."Rolling Stone "[A] humane exploration of the costs of freedom...It's the first of Van Sant's blitzed-generation films in which a young man wakes up instead of shutting down." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's terribly strong -- in structural integrity, emotional pull, and particularly visual beauty. Working for the first time with legendary Hong Kong-based cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Van Sant makes the gray-blue skies of his hometown Portland, Oregon, look positively enchanted..."Premiere0.1393

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"...The characters round the central couple beautifully....Most memorable of all, unsurprisingly is Daniel Day Lewis....The performance is a gem..."Sight and Sound "...Blithely, elegantly funny....Full of rich roles, splendidly acted..."New York Times Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1986"New York Times "...Thoughtful....A virtually irresistible film..."Los Angeles Times "...[A] luminous adaptation of E.M. Forster's class-crossing classic..."Entertainment Weekly "[T]he film is worth watching for it sumptuous views of Tuscany and the English countryside alone, to say nothing of the flawless performances of its who's who cast..."Premiere "Helena Bonham Carter is dark and brooding as the heroine and Maggie Smith is perfect as her dotty companion."Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Florence has never looked lovelier or England so bucolic."Total Film6.125586

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