Blue (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Blue
Blue by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 79th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,322 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (22nd)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (79th)
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Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell (CD, Oct-1994, Reprise),BMG
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Joni Mitchell Blue Album LP Vinyl VG+ Reprise MS 2038
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Joni Mitchell Archives Vol 1 The Early Years 1963 1967 5 Disc New CD Box Set
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Blue is ranked as the best album by Joni Mitchell.

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84/100 (from 1,322 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.3/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 11 hours ago
falsetto voice sound mundane and repetitive folk songs
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From 04/30/2021 09:55
Joni Mitchell's jewel work. Her most personal album suits with the somber voice.
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From 03/18/2021 15:48
For fans of melancholy singer songwriter music this is instant classic gold! Beautiful!
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From 02/06/2021 18:56
Very good folk music album i like the whole album for the special singing.
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From 02/02/2021 07:10
Beautiful songs, but I just don't like the way she is singing.
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From 10/27/2020 22:46
Beautiful. At times, completely stunning.
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From 07/28/2020 00:10
Really uninteresting and bare bones. And I really don't much care for her voice. You can tell a lot of thought went into it though, and I do applaud the effort.
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From 05/18/2020 13:20
Great Singer!
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From 05/08/2020 18:09
It's a Classic!
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From 05/01/2020 15:54
I wish I were alive in 1971. What she's able to do w/ her melodies & song structures / harmonic movements with basically a couple channels is amazing. This is amazing. The fact that her voice is terrific to me is secondary compared to how intrinsically good the composition of every song is.

If it sounds weird or uncomfortable, give it about 3-4 listens and her songwriting intent will make more sense.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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