Elliott Smith: Wouldn't Mama Be Proud
I'm still learning about Elliott Smith, a task made that much harder by the recent closure of Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands, whose great work and mentorship I touted here during our Blog Names theme. And it's high-risk behavior to post Elliott Smith on blogger, so grab this one while you can.
But in the name of giving other genres a fighting chance this week, here's a catchy poprocker that was discovered lurking among the country and blues in my list of mamasongs. A deceptively deep soul-searcher from an artist who was never truly comfortable with his role as rising popstar, it's eminently worth grabbing.