From A Basement On The Hill
Elliott Smiths final album, captures his brilliant musical craft at the height of its powers. From a Basement on a Hill retains something of the grand sound of his acclaimed Figure 8 and XO records, and combines it with the intimacy so integral to the breakthrough Either / Or and his first two albums. At times simply stunning in its scope and tightly wound melodic dexterity, From a Basement on the Hill has all the power and poise Elliott has become known for. It's a beautifully melancholic record that plays like a suicide note.