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The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

MAITA Covers Elliott Smith’s ‘Coming Up Roses’

Elliott Smith's self-titled debut album will be reissued for its 25th anniversary in August. And with it, comes not only a remastered version and a…
Brenton Blanchet / July 16, 2020

Listen to Elliott Smith’s ‘Some Song’ From Early Solo Performance

An expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Elliott Smith's self-titled is on the way, and as we previously mentioned, there's a disc of one of the earliest…
SPIN Staff / June 30, 2020

Elliott Smith’s Self-Titled Album to Be Reissued for 25th Anniversary

Elliott Smith's self-titled debut is getting reissued in honor of its 25th anniversary. The collection, which will be out via Kill Rock Stars, will be…
Daniel Kohn / May 21, 2020

Elliott Smith’s XO and Figure 8 Reissued With New Songs

To mark what would have been Elliott Smith's 50th birthday (August 6), UMG has reissued XO and Figure 8 in expanded deluxe editions. The newly reissued albums include B-sides,…
Will Gottsegen / August 6, 2019

The Year in 1998 Alternative Rock

The year 1998 began with the revelation of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in January, and ended with impeachment proceedings against the president in December.
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2018

Give the Strummer Some: Mary Lou Lord’s 1998 Interview With Elliott Smith

Mary Lou Lord's interview with Elliott Smith was originally published in the April 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of the best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're…
Mary Lou Lord / October 25, 2018

Vanessa Carlton – “Needle in the Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Vanessa Carlton has released one cover a month for the past four months, including renditions of Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young classics. Yesterday, she released…
Israel Daramola / July 20, 2018

Elliott Smith – “Pretty (Ugly Before)” (Live)

A whole raft of alt and indie icons are part of the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood charity project, including Foo Fighters, Björk, Bon Iver, Feist, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Laurie Anderson, and…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2017

SPIN’s 1999 Profile of Elliott Smith: “He’s Mr. Dyingly Sad, and You’re Mystifyingly Glad”

RJ Smith's profile of Elliott Smith originally ran in the January 1999 "The Year in Music" issue of Spin. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Elliott…
RJ Smith / February 26, 2017

Listen to an Unreleased Live Version of Elliott Smith’s “Pictures of Me” from Either/Or: Expanded Edition

Kill Rock Stars has shared an unreleased, emotionally-charged live version of "Pictures of Me" from Elliott Smith's seminal album Either/Or. The track is due to be released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 16, 2017

Elliott Smith Podcast Miniseries Features Interviews With Jack Black, Flaming Lips, Gus Van Sant

The rollout for Kill Rock Stars' 20th anniversary reissue of Elliott Smith's classic third album Either/Or has already given us a previously unreleased song and a 1997 live version…
Andy Cush / February 2, 2017

New Music: Hear an Unreleased Live Version of Elliott Smith’s “Angeles”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith's classic album Either/Or, Kill Rock Stars will release a 2-LP expanded edition of the album on March 10, featuring…
Andy Cush / January 24, 2017

A 20th Anniversary Expanded Version of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or Will Include Unreleased Recordings

It has been 20 years since the release of Elliott Smith's breakthrough album Either/Or, and Smith's label Kill Rock Stars is releasing a commemorative, expanded…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 4, 2017
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