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Another awesome record,
This review is from: From A Basement On The Hill (Audio CD)
I was a little dubious about this release. Almost expecting a stitched together collection of unfinished tracks. But we are talking about an Elliott Smith record. Ive owned this four days and can't stop playing it. This is arguably his best release. It sees an escape form the lush, string-laden but beautiful 'Figure 8', returning to the heavier side of some of his earlier albums. Although every track is great, personal favourites at the moment are 'Coast To Coast' and 'Memory Lane'. The latter contains shocking references to Elliott's hospitalization, but is masked by 'that' voice and a beautifully crafted melody. I feel people are often scared to be confronted with lyrics of this intensity. Good on Elliott for having the guts to write in such a way, and what a shame he is no longer around to share his amazing talent with us all.