Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (studio album) by Joni Mitchell
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The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 75 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,796.
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An easy listening for jazz and songstress oriented music fans.
My Album of the Year for 1977; hardly listened to anything else, really. I knew "Rumors" from the car radio, not my home stereo. It wasn't the songs so much as the textures, the sounds...
I love how free the songs sound, it's crazy to compare this album with Blue.
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.
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.
This album conforms to nothing Joni's done up to this point in her career. It's free.
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.
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.
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.
i agree with you.I completely love this album...
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