High Violet

The National: High Violet

Namechecked by every aging hipster on earth, The National have become the rock band even your 28-year-old friend might like if pre-disposed to melancholy indie ...

Elliott Smith: XO

First let me say that I went to see a Smith show at Irving Plaza for the XO tour and have really never been so bored in my entire life. The man was lifeless and...

Elliott Smith: Either/Or

Smith expands his sound a bit on this, his third album. Sure, nobody's going to confuse him with Brian Setzer or anything, but there is a lot more layering in e...