This time last year I was sitting here, in shock, as I was told that that Elliott Smith had committed suicide. Now this was a new experience for me. There are a few musicians, who's music I enjoy, who have passed in recent years. Many musicians, who's music I love, were lost year before my days. But now someone who's music deeply touched me, maybe more then any other, had just a few hours ago been pronounced dead. It was painful. A new pain. Anyway enough of my streaming consciousness (whatever that first paragraph was it wasn't what I planned this post to be (whatever that is )). What with (what I consider to be) the general music taste in the music forum, i'm surprised the name Elliott Smith hasn't popped up more often, if at all! I've never posted in the music forum before but do check in from time to time and it seems you guys have you heads screwed on (most of the time) when it comes to music, or at least discuss it maturely. So what's up with the emission of Mr Smith? His new album, From a basement on the Hill, was released this week and with today being the first anniversary of his death I thought i'd take it upon myself to take, what seems to be the first step and tell you lazy buggers to strain yourselves and click on play.com or somewhere and order this man's album. Never herd of him before? buy this album. Disappointed with this weeks releases? Buy this album. Feeling down? Buy this alb... it's a little dark but yes, buy this album. A very solid piece of work it is to. And I refuse to believe i'm the only one on this forum who's a fan. Where are you guys?