XO is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was recorded from 1997 to 1998 and released on August 25, 1998 by record label DreamWorks, Smith's first solo album on a major record label.
Two singles, "Waltz #2 (XO)" and "Baby Britain," were released. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing this title on 140-gram vinyl.
After the success and acclaim of his two releases on the Kill Rock Stars label, as well as an Oscar nomination for the use of his song "Miss Misery" in the film "Good Will Hunting," the late Elliott Smith signed with Dreamworks for the 1998 release of XO. With a major label budget for this, his fourth full-length album, Smith was able to craft a fully realized masterpiece, fulfilling the promise of previous releases. Though firmly in the McCartney/Lennon/Rundgren/Davies school of songwriting, Smith was nothing if not an original.