Elliott Smith

Every Treble Album of the Year ranked

Every Treble Album of the Year Ranked

We look back at 20 years of albums of the year!

the best alternative rock albums of the '90s

91 Essential Alternative Rock Albums of the ’90s

An overview of a decade of underground music invading the mainstream

Elliott Smith either/or Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 66, Elliott Smith – either/or

There’s real emotion on Elliott Smith’s landmark 1997 album; there’s also a musical genius having fun.

Treble 100 All-Time Favorite Albums

Introducing Treble 100: A Series on Our All-Time Favorite Albums

We’re launching an ongoing series on our 100 favorite albums of all time

best indie folk albums

A History of Indie Folk in 45 Albums

There’s always been something special about the sound of a solitary singer with an acoustic…

Sonic Youth major label debuts

10 Essential Major Label Debuts from Indie Artists

10 times when more resources and left-field talent resulted in something great.

The 150 Best Songs of the 2000s

We revisit the 2000s to once again survey its greatest musical moments

Elliott Smith self-titled 25th anniversary

Elliott Smith’s self-titled album gets a deluxe 25th anniversary reissue

Hear an unreleased live recording of “Big Decision.”

Essential Portland albums

10 Essential Portland Albums

Rose City’s finest records—10 of them, anyway.

Elliott Smith Figure 8 deluxe digital edition

Elliott Smith’s XO and Figure 8 get deluxe digital editions for his 50th birthday

Today would have been Elliott Smith‘s 50th birthday, and to mark the occasion, UMe has…

Songs that reference other songs

10 Essential Songs That Reference Other Songs

Subtle, clever tributes to songs within songs.

best 90s alternative b-sides

10 Essential ’90s Alternative B-Sides

The best undersides in the decade of alt-rock.

Heatmiser Mic City Sons 20th anniversary

Heatmiser’s ‘Mic City Sons’ built a bridge to Elliott Smith’s solo albums

How an ending for an underrated band segued into the rise of a great solo artist.

best chamber pop albums Tindersticks

10 Essential Chamber Pop Albums

Ten albums to help you warm up as the air starts to chill.

Waxahatchee, J Mascis on new Elliott Smith tribute compilation

Listen to Juliana Hatfield’s cover of “Needle in the Hay.”

True Alternative: The Top 100 Songs of the ’90s Underground

The best tracks that flew under the radar in the “alternative” decade.

No. 2 No Memory vinyl reissue

No. 2 No Memory vinyl reissue to feature bonus tracks with Elliott Smith

Former bandmates heard together on unreleased demos on newly reissued set.