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Five of Elliott Smith's Most Underrated, Timeless Songs

John Steinbeck wrote in <i>The Winter of Our Discontent</i>, "It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone."<p>Elliott Smith died 10 years ago on October 21. Steinbeck's quote comes to mind when considering Smith's musical footprint on the world. The influence of his …

Elliott Smith – 'I don't feel any sadder than anybody else I know': a classic interview from the vaults

Elliott Smith recovers nicely. Just one hour ago he was sitting in a tiny backstage room, enjoying a post-show libation and breathing in a blue cloud of smoke courtesy of a gang of well-wishers.<p>Soon, the crowd diminishes, enough for one dogged follower to claim Smith's attention. "You must be a Cat …

I first heard ‘South…

I first heard ‘South of Heaven’ somewhere around 2002 and, like most of my most significant music discoveries, it came to me via the college radio station where I volunteered, WUOG in Athens, Ga. One late-night DJ had an affinity for ridiculously over-the-top power metal like Blind Guardian and Rhapsody and willfully ignored the then-burgeoning, slow-moving post-metal scene stemming from Isis and . But one night, the opening clarion call to “South of Heaven” rang from my dorm room, sounding …

50 Greatest Debut Albums

This is NME’s celebration of the best debut albums from the last 50 years. It’s not a countdown. Instead, we’ve selected one album from each …

Frank Zappa

50 druggiest albums ever

We present the most wired, warped and whacked-out long-players of all time.<p>50 The Libertines (2004)<p>Ah, the sublime frailty of ‘Music When The Lights …

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)

In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through …

‘We’re ignoring the best new music in the UK’, says Steve Lamacq

DJ says the music industry needs to look outside of London more to find new talent<p>Steve Lamacq has said that more needs to be done to promote …