Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith

Hailed as a "future folk hero" by Alternative Press, Elliott Smith's Either / Or represents a stylistic and songwriting breakthrough, taking it to the "next level," creatively speaking. This singer / songwriter can say more with a whisper than most folks can with a scream. The gently insinuating despair of Smith's work communicates volumes about the heartbreak and alienation that is the bane of 20th century boys with too much time on their hands.

On Either / Or, Smith observes a production ethic that retains a lo-fi looseness without sacrificing any sonic clarity. His songs of loss and loneliness have the broken-poet aura of Smog or Mark Eitzel, but he offsets the gloom with a hatful of damnably catchy melodies and progressions, turning suffering into pop and making it signify.

Elliott Smith

Either / Or

Kill Rock Stars
Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LP +

£34.99

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Either / Orange Version

Opaque White With Opaque Orange Heavy Splatter Vinyl.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

LPKRS269RT

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LPx2 +

£39.99

Expanded Edition : Additional content features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one B-Side gem.

Indie Exclusive Maroon Vinyl

Released 12/04/2024Catalogue Number

LP-KRS-620IE

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LP

£26.99

180 Gram Vinyl

Black
Includes download code
Released 19/05/2017Catalogue Number

LP-KRS-269-2

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
CD

£6.99

Released 23/10/2015Catalogue Number

4752912

Elliott Smith

Either / Or

Kill Rock Stars
Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LP +

£34.99

exclusive

Either / Orange Version

Opaque White With Opaque Orange Heavy Splatter Vinyl.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

LPKRS269RT

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LPx2 +

£39.99

Expanded Edition : Additional content features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one B-Side gem.

Indie Exclusive Maroon Vinyl

Released 12/04/2024Catalogue Number

LP-KRS-620IE

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
LP

£26.99

180 Gram Vinyl

Black
Includes download code
Released 19/05/2017Catalogue Number

LP-KRS-269-2

Album artwork for Either / Or by Elliott Smith
CD

£6.99

Released 23/10/2015Catalogue Number

4752912

Hailed as a "future folk hero" by Alternative Press, Elliott Smith's Either / Or represents a stylistic and songwriting breakthrough, taking it to the "next level," creatively speaking. This singer / songwriter can say more with a whisper than most folks can with a scream. The gently insinuating despair of Smith's work communicates volumes about the heartbreak and alienation that is the bane of 20th century boys with too much time on their hands.

On Either / Or, Smith observes a production ethic that retains a lo-fi looseness without sacrificing any sonic clarity. His songs of loss and loneliness have the broken-poet aura of Smog or Mark Eitzel, but he offsets the gloom with a hatful of damnably catchy melodies and progressions, turning suffering into pop and making it signify.