Smith, Elliott / Elliott Smith
Album: Elliott Smith   Collection:General
Artist:Smith, Elliott   Added:Jul 1995
Label:Kill Rock Stars  

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 08, 2018: veggie tales
4. Feb 09, 2015: Shytown: Ode to Rain
2. Sep 06, 2017: The Library
Needle in the Hay
5. Jan 19, 2015: Shytown
Alphabet Town
3. May 19, 2016: Munch Time
Alphabet Town
6. Mar 16, 2013: Midnight Radio III
The Biggest Lie, Needle in the Hay

Album Review
Danny Neumann
Reviewed 2009-12-09
Acoustic, folky, lo-fi indie pop. All songs are midtempo. These are some of Elliott Smith's personal recordings that he made while he was part of Heatmiser. Someone "begged" him to publish these, thus launching his solo career. No FCCs, this is a radio edit. Picks: 6,4,2

1) Solid eight note acoustic guitar, angry whispered vocals
2) * Sweet chord progression! More smoldering, angry vocals with great buildup
3) Slower, gentler song
4) * Fast song, aggressive
5) Faster, with some electric guitar.
6) * A fuller band here, very catchy chorus. Reminiscent of his later albums.
7) Slower, gentle, lilting song.
8) Hamonica, acoustic, another more subdued song
9) A little faster, vocal harmonies, then drums
10) Beginning kind of like "house of the rising sun," then some classic self-flagellation
11) Slow waltz, another gentle one
12) Slow, melancholy song

- Dannyn

Track Listing
1. Needle in the Hay   7. Satellite
2. Christian Brothers   8. Alphabet Town
3. Clementine   9. St. Ides Heavens
4. Southern Belle   10. Good to Go
5. Single File   11. The While Lady Loves You Moe
6. Coming Up Roses   12. The Biggest Lie