Elliott Smith - 'Heaven Adores You' OST

8/10

In July of last year, a small independent documentary about the life of guitarist Elliott Smith was released, entitled 'Heaven Adores You'. While the film never got a full release, its soundtrack became one of the film's most talked about elements. Rather than just tape together a bunch of his best known hits, the soundtrack aimed to create a collection of his most important work, and at times give pretence to the musician's premature death.

Starting with a number of instrumental numbers, the 'Heaven Adores You' soundtrack almost tells a story all of its own. Lasting an impressive 76-minutes in length, the album manages to portray all the inspirations and influences Smith had throughout his brief career, and create a concise biopic of his musical legacy in one long play. Its mood throughout leaves you with a sense of hope that although he died in sudden circumstances, he forever lives on in his music.

A great introduction to the guitarist for those that have yet to hear him and a fantastic reminder to his fans about what kind of person he was. Impressive and diverse to the bitter end.

More Reviews

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 11.10.19
2 days 21 hours ago

Johnny Kills - 'Help Me Out'

Elbow - 'Giants Of All Sizes'
2 days 22 hours ago

8/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 10.10.19
3 days 22 hours ago

Jordan Sommerlad - 'Turning Back Again'

King Nun - 'Mass'
3 days 22 hours ago

7/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 09.10.19
4 days 20 hours ago

Most People - 'Need A Little More'

Swim Deep - 'Emerald Classics'
4 days 21 hours ago

8/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 08.10.19
5 days 21 hours ago

Metronomy - 'Wedding Bells' (IDLES 'Til Dev Do Us Party Remix)

DIIV - 'Deceiver'
5 days 22 hours ago

7/10