Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith?

I love the music and soul of Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley. Are there any other similar musicians out there? Sadly, both have died and I have run out of new material to listen to.

Also, in King's Crossing on From a basement on the hill, Elliott Smith asks "give me one good reason not to do it?" (kill himself) and somebody answers very quietly' "Because we love you."

I heard it might be his last girlfriend, (Jennifer Chiba?) but I'm not sure. Anyone know who it is?

5 Answers

  • Abi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I also love both those artists I would recommend:

    Nick Drake - sadly he has also passed, but is a great singer/songwriter.

    Ryan Adams

    Damien Rice

    Grant Lee Buffalo

    There's a really neat website you can go to that will let you put both artists in and will generate other bands that are similar. I found a lot of new bands that I really like from it.It's called

    Also says similar artists to Elliott Smith are:

    Mary Lou Lord

    Lisa Germano

    Jeff Buckley

    Mark Eitzel

    Cat Power


    Belle & Sebastian


    Kelley Stoltz


    Jose Gonzales

    Maximilian Hecker

    Rogue Wave

    Sufjan Stevens


    James Hindle


    Owl & the Pussycat

    Howie Beck


    Similar artists to Jeff Buckley are:

    Grant Lee Buffalo

    Sunny Day Real Estate

    Porno for Pyros

    Blind Melon


    The Smashing Pumpkins

    Mind Science of the Mind



    Shudder to Think

    Unified Theory

    The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love

    Moaning Lisa


    Chris Cornell

    Heather Nova


    Page & Plant


    Red House Painters

    Hope those give you some ideas.

  • 4 years ago

    i'm keen on Jeff Buckley, take a hear to those; Bon Iver Damien Rice James Vincent McMorrow Alexi Murdoch Fionn Regan Greg Laswell Joshua Radin Matthew Perryman Jones Sufjan Stevens Thom Yorke Jason Mraz James Morrison Marc Broussard Jason Reeves David gray Newton Faulkner

  • Jamie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I have recently discovered the music of Ben Harper. He is Eddie Vedder's brother by adoption. His music is soulful, and beautiful. Although not so much as Jeff Buckley, whom I think is the most beautiful singer ever. What a sad, sad loss his death was. Nonetheless, listen to Ben Harper.

  • 1 decade ago

    How about Gary Lucas? He wrote the music for "Mojo Pin" and "Grace". Fine musician, I go to NYC at least one a year to see him play.

    Source(s): has a lot of downloads
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  • 1 decade ago

    watch the timer, he says that right at 2:22, sounds like a mans voice

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