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By A Customer
This review is from: XO (Audio CD)
I've been a fan of Elliott Smith for a while and to hear of his death was saddening as he wrote and performed such amazing songs.
X/O is my favourite record by Elliott Smith and perhaps by any other artist. It is such a pure record with melodies and lyrics that stir the soul. True X/O can come across as depressing but I found it to be quite cathartic, it somehow alleviates the problems in my life.
It amazes me how Elliott Smith could write such pure and beautiful songs from such painful and heartbreaking subject matter.In a way it is nice that Elliott was not hugely famous as it gives real fans an opportunity to hold on to something that they can feel is uniquely theirs.
X/O is a superb record that deserves to be listened to by all people that appreciate what music really should be.