It’s a shame that Elliott Smith was taken from us so soon. Although he was beyond active in the music business for nearly fifteen years, his potential was yet to be seen. He deserves recognition as one of the greatest songwriters America has ever produced.
Smith’s records were extremely consistent, making one great album after another. Either/Or was possibly Smith’s greatest album, which got rave reviews from critics and it was a very personal offering in which Smith let his listeners enter his world filled with bright spots along with the darkness that surrounded him.
Angeles is a gorgeous acoustic number that will forever remind us that Smith’s music was more than special; it was surreal. He was a unique songwriter that left us with a legacy never to be forgotten.