Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. You can hear him trying to figure things out, and that’s the most lasting and vital aspect of New Moon.
  2. Too few of the two dozen half-developed tracks here do justice to Smith's talent as a songwriter.
  3. For diehard Elliott Smith fans, New Moon is an absolute must... For remaining listeners, it's merely instructive, sublime in parts but not solid enough or surprising enough or interesting enough, musically, to merit multiple listens. [May 2007, p.58]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. JamesM.
    Apr 29, 2008
    8
    Elliott Smith is my favorite artist ever. However, this is not a 10 effort as so many fans have mindlessly posted...the record is astounding Elliott Smith is my favorite artist ever. However, this is not a 10 effort as so many fans have mindlessly posted...the record is astounding considering that it consists mostly of b-sides, but on its own merits it's great rather than excellent. Full Review »
  2. LindsayJ.
    Feb 27, 2008
    10
    I've been unable to take this album out of my CD player. Beautiful, amazing, rich, powerful...I could go on & on & on.
  3. RajuK.
    Jan 17, 2008
    2
    If he didn't sing, the CD would have been much better. He can play the guitar, and write some lyrics, but thats where his talent stops. If he didn't sing, the CD would have been much better. He can play the guitar, and write some lyrics, but thats where his talent stops. I don't feel like listening to someone who cant sing in a genre of music where I think you need to showcase your vocals when it is almost acapella in nature. He is out of tune every other line. Sorry, not for me. Full Review »