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Monday, December 20th, 2004

Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and Nick Cave all make the Pop Matters best of 2004 list.

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott Smith than we ...

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Monday, December 6th, 2004

Nick Cave, Elliott Smith and Tom Waits named among the Best Music of 2004.

From Popmatters.com: 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott ...

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Pre-order and stream the entire new Elliott Smith record.

There are a few different listening parties happening right now surrounding the upcoming release of Elliott Smith's 'From A Basement On The Hill' out October 19th on Anti-! href='http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/smith_elliott/800246/album.jhtml' target='_blank'>VH1 and href='http://www.mtv.com/music/album_preview/elliott_smith/from_a_basement_on_the_hill/index.jhtml' target='_blank'>MTV are both holding listening parties where you have the opportunity to stream the entire new record before it ...

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Elliot Smith on the cover of Magnet Magazine.

Elliott Smith graces the cover of the upcoming (Jan/Feb) issue of Magnet Magazine. There will also be a cover story featured in the issue: Elliott Smith Released a year after his death, From A Basement On The Hill is an album that’s as complicated, melancholy and beautiful as ...

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Friday, October 1st, 2004

See the e-card for Elliott Smith's new record!

The brand new Elliott Smith mini-site is here. Complete with two downloadable MP3s and an exclusive stream of the song "Pretty (Ugly Before)"! Get ready for one of the most anticipated releases of the year Elliott Smith's 'From A Basement On The Hill' out October 19th on Anti-. View ...

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