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If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

 

Oct 21, 2019

What’s not to love about three white men prattling on about sad indie music? Wait, didn’t we just do that?

Well, we’re at it again. Sorta. Elliott Smith is more singer songwriter/college rock/alt rock but he’s by far and away sadder than Interpol. Which seems to be our MO for the past month.

Look, we’re not necessarily saying that Figure 8 is his best album (but it might be), but we’re definitely arguing that it’s his most unsung album. Yes we know, it’s on a major label. He was not as obscure as he was when Either/Or came out, but we reckon that particular record is widely regarded as his best by fans.

Mark brings this sad boi music to the table this week. Which, we’re sure you’ll agree, is not entirely unsurprising given some of his past choices. We talk about Elliott’s career, tragic life and as ever, dive into his discography to see what’s what.

Some people still consider this man underrated, y’know. But even if he’s not, is this his unsung classic? Vote below.