The Heartbreaking Beauty Behind Elliott Smith’s Self-Titled Album

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Jul 21, 2019 · 4 min read

Ryan Healy

In 1995, Elliott Smith did the unthinkable: he released an intimate, eloquent, stripped-down folk album seeded with references to alcoholism, depression and suicide. As if the songwriting weren’t brilliant enough on its own, Elliott Smith’s self-titled second album would eventually become hailed as an essential early statement from an…