Blue (album) by Joni Mitchell

Blue
Blue by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 84th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,229 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 (84th)
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Blue is ranked as the best album by Joni Mitchell.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,229 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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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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80/100
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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90/100
From 04/28/2020 10:01
Such a personal warts n all album, a confessional album about feelings that a new relationship brings & also failed relationships and even giving up a child for adoption (Little Green) she also explores homesickness and traveling. as well as her usual guitar driven songs there are tracks were she plays piano and an appalachian dulcimer.
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From 02/10/2020 20:32
One of the best and most intimate albums ever. Also, her voice is like heaven.
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From 12/30/2019 17:51
Appropriately named album. Joni is a poet & she really had a masterpiece with Blue.
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From 12/16/2019 16:15
I like how the tracks are simple, just some guitar melodies accompanying her voice with incredible songwriting. I give it 9/10, if not 10/10.
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From 09/03/2019 05:26
Joni Mitchell's "Blue" is without a doubt one of the finest pieces of singer-songwriterdom.
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From 08/22/2019 21:30
I needed this when everything else overwhelmed me.
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From 04/21/2019 14:36
Outstandingly written, beautifully performed. There seems to be a resurgence in interest in Ms. Mitchell's masterpiece. I am heartened to see that. Not a single bad track, and hard to pick out a favorite. A must-have. Oddly, I did not care for it when it came out. I have certainly made a reversal on that.
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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. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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