Albums The Best Elliott Smith Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Before he killed himself, Elliott Smith was considered one of the best singer/songwriters of his time. With soft vocals and slow guitar, Smith's music is as soothing as it is emotion evoking. Here's a list of the best Elliott Smith albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Elliott Smith discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Elliott Smith albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Elliott Smith singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Elliott Smith album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Elliott Smith album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Elliott Smith album of all time?" or "What are the top Elliott Smith albums?" then this list will answer your questions. A list made up of albums like From a Basement on the Hill and XO. Of course, you'll find all of Elliot Smith's studio albums below. 

This list of popular Elliott Smith albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Vote up your favorite albums below and vote down any you don't think should be at the top.

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Either/Or


Either/Or is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1997

Artist: Elliott Smith

Producer: Rob Schnapf, Elliott Smith, Tom Rothrock

Tracks: Angeles, Say Yes, Punch and Judy, Cupid's Trick, Rose Parade, + more

Length (mins): 00:37:00

Genres (Music): Indie folk, Indie rock, Indie pop, Folk rock, Lo-fi music

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XO


XO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1998

Artist: Elliott Smith

Tracks: Bled White, Baby Britain, A Question Mark, Amity, Waltz #2 (XO), + more

Genres (Music): Indie folk, Indie rock, Indie pop

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Figure 8


Figure 8 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2000

Artist: Elliott Smith

Tracks: Junk Bond Trader, Everything Reminds Me of Her, Pretty Mary K, Bye, Stupidity Tries, + more

Genres (Music): Indie folk, Indie rock, Indie pop

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From a Basement on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2004

Artist: Elliott Smith

Producer: Rob Schnapf, Elliott Smith

Tracks: Coast to Coast, Let's Get Lost, Ostrich & Chirping, Pretty (Ugly Before), Twilight, + more

Length (mins): 00:57:57

Genres (Music): Indie folk, Indie rock, Indie pop, Experimental rock

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#15 on The Best Albums Released Posthumously

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