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Elliott Smith is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was recorded from late 1994 to early 1995 and released on July 21, 1995 through Kill Rock Stars; his first album on the label. It was preceded by the single "Needle in the Hay", released in early January.

The album is of a similar musical style to Roman Candle in its minimalist, acoustic folk sound. Smith mostly appears alone on his acoustic guitar, although he is occasionally backed up by the odd musical instrument, such as a harmonica and drums. Rolling Stone described the album thus: "the music burrows, digging up gems of structure, melody and lyrical vividness that belie his naïve delivery [...] the sound is hummable pop, slowed and drugged, with tricky but unshowy guitar work driving the melodies forward".

The album's lyrics contain many references to drug use, which Smith claims are metaphorical. The album cover features a photograph by J. J. Gonson, who also photographed the cover for Roman Candle, depicting cut-out figures falling from buildings as if they were committing suicide.

Thematically, Smith said that he "personally can't get more dark" than his self-titled album.

Track listing
All songs written and composed by Elliott Smith. 

1."Needle in the Hay"  4:16
2."Christian Brothers"  4:30
3."Clementine"  2:46
4."Southern Belle"  3:06
5."Single File"  2:26
6."Coming Up Roses"  3:10
7."Satellite"  2:25
8."Alphabet Town"  4:11
9."St. Ides Heaven"  3:00
10."Good to Go"  2:24
11."The White Lady Loves You More"  2:24
12."The Biggest Lie"  2:39