Album of the day (#3922): Hejira by Joni Mitchell

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Today's album of the day

Hejira by Joni Mitchell (View album | Buy this album)

Year: 1976.
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Overall rank: 575
Average rating: 80/100 (from 359 votes).



Tracks:
1. Coyote
2. Amelia
3. Furry Sings The Blues
4. A Strange Boy
5. Hejira
6. Song For Sharon
7. Black Crow
8. Blue Motel Room
9. Refuge Of The Roads

About album of the day: The BestEverAlbums.com album of the day is the album appearing most prominently in member charts in the previous 24 hours. If an album, or artist, has previously been selected within a x day period, the next highest album is picked instead (and so on) to ensure a bit of variety. A full history of album of the day can be viewed here.
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I can't remember if I have heard this album. I like have heard Blue and Court & Spark yet no song here I remember. Is this one of her better ones?
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an-outlaw wrote:
I can't remember if I have heard this album. I like have heard Blue and Court & Spark yet no song here I remember. Is this one of her better ones?


It's a top 5 Joni Mitchell studio album. I'd recommend The Hissing Of Summer Lawns first though.
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Probably my favourite at the moment. It feels so far ahead of its time, with its shimmering, queasy guitars and adherence to a particularly impressionistic form of songwriting (lyrically and structurally). It’s still very much a pop record, especially when compared to the more experimental elements of Summer Lawns or literally anything off of Don Juan, but there’s a stream-of-consciousness feel to the whole thing that just gives it this gorgeous mystical quality. I’ve seen it referred to many times as a “mature” or “grown up” album, but I feel like that’s sometimes a backhanded compliment, a way of categorising this record as being in some way dispassionate or relaxed when placed next to her rawer, more transparent earlier work, when I really hear the sound of a restless wandering spirit here. It feels confident in its delivery, yes, but it’s still the work of somebody grappling in every moment with who they are and what they want.

Anyway, yeah if you don’t remember what it sounds like you should definitely give it a spin very soon. It’s incredible.
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Specifically remember my first listen. It was in my car on shitty speakers and I could've sworn she was singing "Merely, it was just a false alarm". When I figured out the name of the song, it all started making sense. Hejira is her best after 1974 imo, no contest. But I'm generaly more into her folkier stuff and I'm not a big fan of Summer Lawns, so take that with a pinch of salt.
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