Like Nick Drake before him, Elliott Smith made a living making introspective and often morose songs. Smith touched many a soul by digging inside of his own. Sadly, as much as he sang of his depression, he was unable to control it and like so many artists he died young although it is still uncertain whether it was suicide (though likely). As one of the most celebrated songwriters of his time, he could receive a shot, but our feeling is that Nick Drake would have to get in first.
Should Elliott Smith be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 92.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%