Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Don Juan's Reckless Daughter by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 3,850th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 113 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1977 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (690th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,850th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Don Juan's Reckless Daughter is ranked 9th best out of 31 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,143.

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74/100 (from 113 votes)
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From 08/25/2021 19:54
I love how free the songs sound, it's crazy to compare this album with Blue.
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From 01/24/2021 22:31
Definitely a good album, it takes five to six listens before you start to appreciate it. I like all the tracks apart from THE TENTH WORLD. The title track is up their with her best songs.
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From 06/18/2020 14:39
Dream on and Cotton Avenue are great. But the rest sounds like she's pretty much abandoned melody all together. Sorry but for me Paprika Plains is a huge bore as are all of Mitchell's forays into orchestration. Hejira was clearly her peak and now she starts her gradual descent. Happens even to the greats.
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90/100
From 11/18/2016 05:04
This album conforms to nothing Joni's done up to this point in her career. It's free.
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95/100
From 02/20/2016 14:10
Another great record by an often misunderstood and derided songstress. She was moving past pretty music into the realm of experimentation. You have to give her credit for that even is you don't understand what she is doing.
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From 07/02/2012 05:04
Some love this, some don't. I'm ambivalent to Joni's mid to late 70s work. It can be an effort, but often, it's worth it.
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85/100
From 03/22/2011 12:17
hairymarx1..you are so eloquent...Love all of her albums, i have been listening to "song for a seagull" lately, "Cactus Tree' is such a great song, this version especially, she is so young when she sang this and her voice is so light and supple. As she matured, it turned smokey and darker which worked well for the material but something about this album really moves me...many people think it is too sophomoric but I disagree.
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From 03/20/2011 15:49
i agree with you.I completely love this album...
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From 03/19/2011 23:41
'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter' is probably the most underrated of all the recordings in rock history. It is a piece that in its totality is a mature work of beauty that works on every emotional and intellectual level. Above all else the encapsulation of the synergy between music and poetry is unsurpassed.

The strident symphonic overtones that embelish 'Paprika Plains' is a work of eloquence and restraint - a wonderous piece that evokes a time and a place which appear suspended and disclocated from gravity. Dream-like abstractions and mysticism is a running theme throughout the album. This is a work that rewards the attentive listener with un-ending pleasure - a timeless masterpiece.
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