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  • Everyone knew this thread would surface eventually...

    I'm just going to get it out of the way now. Favorite Elliott Smith songs. I'm going to say....top 5. I know this is ridiculously hard, but I think 5 is fair( if you have to, 6 would be okay( or 7( but no more than 7( 8 would also be acceptable)))).

    In no particular order...

    1. Say Yes
    2. Between the Bars
    3. Twilight
    4. The Biggest Lie
    5. True Love

    Special mention:

    Dancing on the Highway
    King's Crossing (The structure of this song is incredible)
    Waltz #2 (XO)

    • askflo schrieb...
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    • 10. Feb. 2007, 0:04

    top 5

    alright my first post ever on this site....

    baby Britain
    i didn't understand
    southern belle
    st. ide's

    interchangeable order

    plainclothes man if you want to count that one too

  • "I Didn't Understand" was a close contender. It's definitely one of the most beautiful songs.

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 10. Feb. 2007, 10:13
    I'll answer later. I'm lazy atm.

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 10. Feb. 2007, 12:38
    1. Bled White
    2. I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure it out
    3. Either/Or
    4. Somebody That I Use to Know
    5. A Silver Chain

    I only recently discovered his demos, which is why I have that many demos in my top 5.

    • kcaffray schrieb...
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    • 11. Feb. 2007, 8:14
    1. rose parade
    2. between the bars
    3. say yes
    4. angeles
    5. pitseleh

  • Between the bars
    Say Yes
    Miss Misery

    We bring you a thing called love
    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 11. Feb. 2007, 8:56
    Also 2:45 AM would probably be number 6.

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 11. Feb. 2007, 9:45
    Off the top of my headd...I probably missed some.

    1. Angeles
    2. Pitseleh
    3. I Didn't Understand
    4. Twilight
    5. Say Yes

    ahhh, this was hard, right now i'm really liking A Living Will and Brand New Game, infact his full band/upbeat stuff is really appealing to me, but overall its probably those five.

    • waltz2 schrieb...
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    • 11. Feb. 2007, 14:44
    I couldn't put them in order because he has so many awesome songs, but here are 5 that I don't seem to get bored listening to:

    st. ides heaven
    high times
    waltz #1
    the enemy is you
    a distorted reality is now a necessity to be free

    I love so many songs I wish I could just continue. My picks probably aren't his best songs, but there's something about them that makes me listen to them over and over again. you know, that something.

    • Pirlok schrieb...
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    • 11. Feb. 2007, 22:51
    Very hard, but, in no definite order, something like this:

    Between the Bars
    I Didn't Understand
    Everything Reminds Me Of Her
    Trouble - the Cat Stevens one. Listen to it if you haven't already.

    Aaargh! I could add so many more, but if I do a sixth I'll keep going, so I'm gonna stop there.

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 12. Feb. 2007, 2:14
    King's Crossing would be 7!

    Bearbeitet von einem gelöschten Benutzer am 12. Feb. 2007, 6:51
  • I love the Stevens cover, too. The thing is that every couple months or so I'll fall in love with 3 or four of his songs (right now: I Figured You Out, Angel in the Snow, Dancing on the Highway) and I listen to them all the time. But then in another month that line-up changes. For this thread I picked songs that were concrete favorites. Maybe not my favorites at the time, but definitely in the long run.

  • Hehe, I like that so many people like Say Yes, when Elliott himself said he wrote it in about 5 minutes and actually doesn't like it :p.

    I can't choose five all time favorites, so I'll just put some I've been digging by Elliott.

    Angel In The Snow
    Speed Trials
    Color Bars
    Flowers For Charlie
    Tiny Time Machine
    Roman Candle

    And a bunch of others, but those are off the top of my head. And at the moment, the top of my heart.

    I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm still gonna love you anyhow.
  • Well there are 7 sins:
    #Lust (Luxuria)
    #Gluttony (Gula)
    #Greed (Avaritia)
    #Sloth (Acedia)
    #Wrath (Ira)
    #Envy (Invidia)
    #Vanity (Superbia)
    So there should be 7 Favourite tracks:
    # Cupid's Trick
    # Needle in the Hay
    # Alphabet Town
    # Bye
    # A Fond Farewell
    # Roman Candle
    # Independence Day

    ... I know what you're thinking, you're thinking "that seven deadly sins reference made no sense, we all know that the only reason you did it is so that you could list seven tracks instead of five"... And you may be right.
    But I don't care, so shut up.

    (This account is no longer in use. New account here; Marx)
    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 15. Feb. 2007, 7:36
    You have the worse taste of Elliott Smith songs I gave ever seen. It's almost as if you've only been a fan for a short time.

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 15. Feb. 2007, 7:37
    Should've lit me up, it's my lie.

  • Thanks For your opinion Leo when I asked for it I was almo- Wait a minute... I never asked for your opinion? Oh I remember now you just said it because you're an asshole!

    (This account is no longer in use. New account here; Marx)
  • Come on man, be fair. Telling people their favorite tracks suck isn't cool. It's their own preference, their opinon. Respect it.

  • o jeez...

    i didn't understand
    king's crossing
    needle in the hay
    new disaster
    between the bars

    ...okay i'm just gonna stop there cuz the list could go on forever.

    i can see a lot of light in you. i can see a lot of bright in you.
    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 17. Feb. 2007, 10:24
    pedestrianfive said:
    Come on man, be fair. Telling people their favorite tracks suck isn't cool. It's their own preference, their opinon. Respect it.

    Hey man sorry if you thought I was being serious but hayden has been my mate for ages and I always joke around with him. :P

  • probably something along these lines...

    >angeles (preferably live from the stockholm set, i just cannot get enough of that track.)
    >bottle up and explode!
    >bled white
    >waltz #2
    >between the bars

    i'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery.
  • I couldn't possibly rank my favorite songs. Albums is easier, since there are only 6 of them, but there are 150 songs and each and every one is great. But these are my top 5 most listened to songs, according to Last.fm:

    1. Say Yes
    2. No Name #1
    3. Angeles
    4. Between The Bars
    5. Twilight

    • [Gelöschter Benutzer] schrieb...
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    • 16. Mär. 2007, 12:29
    Nice selection, they are all beautiful songs.

    • Widmill schrieb...
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    • 3. Apr. 2007, 12:56
    I love Dancing on the Highway, and Miss Misery, and also Between the Bars, and Angeles, and of course Southern Belle, and New Disaster, and Going Nowhere, No name #5... Oh! And Happiness is beautiful, and Alameda... Everything Means Nothing To Me is nice too, and Last Call... How could i forget Pitseleh, and Twilight, and also Waltz #2, and Oh Well Ok, and Pretty (Ugly Before)... Tomorrow Tomorrow is lovely too, and of course I Didn't Understand, and Needle In The Hay, and Shooting Star, and Little One, and i really love Saint Ides Heaven, and 2.45 AM, Christian Brothers is also nice, and No Name #3, and Waltz #1...
    Ok I'm tired... :P

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