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Either/Or (1997)

Elliott Smith
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Folk rock, Indie rock

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Either/Or is the name of the third album recorded by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. The album was released on Kill Rock Stars on February 25, 1997 on compact disc and vinyl LP.
The title derives from the Søren Kierkegaard book of the same name, reflecting Smith's interest in philosophy, which he studied at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Online magazine pitchfork.com ranked Either/or at #46 (1999) and #59 (2003) on their "Top 100 Albums of the 90s" list. Spin magazine ranked Either/or at #48 on their list of the best albums of the last 25 years. The album was listed at #20 on the 1997 "Pazz and Jop" poll. Blender included it on their "Best Indie Albums Ever" list at #36.
All songs written by Elliott Smith.
Available on CD and LP.
Recorded at Joanna Bolme's house, Smith's house, The Shop, Undercover, Inc., Heatmiser House and Laundry Rules Recording.
Mixed at The Shop by Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf except "No Name #5", "Rose Parade", "2:45 A.M." mixed by Elliott at Undercover, Inc. "Alameda" mixed at Undercover, Inc. by Joanna Bolme and Elliott Smith.
Cover photo by Debbie Pastor. Back photo by Joanna Bolme. Layout by Neil Gust.
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Tracks

3:43 Alameda
3:43 No Name No. 5
3:28 Rose Parade
2:25 Punch and Judy
3:04 Cupid's Trick
3:18 2:45 AM
3:01 Speed Trials
2:21 Between the Bars
2:55 Angeles
3:45 Pictures of Me
2:15 Say Yes
2:48 Ballad of Big Nothing
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