"But it's calm under the waves, In the blue of my oblivion"

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Blue (album) by Joni Mitchell 

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Blue
Blue by Joni Mitchell (1971)
Overall rank: 101st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 904 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1971 (6th)
Top 50 albums of the 1970s (26th)
Top 200 albums of all time (101st)

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Joni Mitchell bestography

Blue is ranked as the best album by Joni Mitchell.

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From buzzdainer 06/05/2017 17:14
"The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. "At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world, and I couldn't pretend in my life to be strong. Or to be happy." To be sure, there's a lot of delicate vulnerability in Blue's minimalist Canadian folk. But there's also a kind of reckless joy that surfaces here from time to time, as in these lines from the gorgeous "Carey": "And we'll laugh and toast to nothing / And smash our empty glasses down." Maybe vulnerability is less about sadness and more about openness to a wide range of emotions--and letting them pour forth, as she does here on song after song. It's quite a gift to offer to the world.
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From Smith 01/02/2017 16:44
It is beautiful album. All the songs are off a very high standard, and what great voice.
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From ctowner34 12/06/2016 05:39
Somehow 'Blue' was one of the last Joni albums I listened to in its entirety, I knew I had to wait until I could give it all my attention. & I'm glad I did, it was so rewarding.
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From Lacobra 11/27/2016 23:39
Maybe the best album by a solo woman ever. The things Joni does with her voice are out of this world, and her songs (even to this day) sound melodic and fresh. It's actually quite a catchy record. Many bitter ingredients but also lots of sugar. More refined than Ladies of the Canyon, and more emotionally engaging than Court and Spark. Mitchell's magnum opus.
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From antiquusxy 11/18/2016 01:24
Timeless beauty.
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From discojets1 09/07/2016 00:49
I LOVE JONI MITCHELL and this is my all time favorite album by her. My favorite songs are All I Want, A Case Of You, and LIttle Green
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From lanadeleswift 08/09/2016 21:03
As cohesive and consistent as it gets while each track remains solid and unique. Faves are All I Want, California, and A Case of You.
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From Sqez 08/09/2016 20:45
Every song is solid, but as someone said previously, it does feel as if it is from 1971, whilst that is not necessarily a bad thing, it's not great either. Her voice also doesn't do wonders for me, but I can see how it would for others. Oh, and the lyrics are also pretty good.
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From indieshins 08/08/2016 03:56
Always used to find her voice a bit grating, and her melodies really hard to digest. Changed my tune now- this is a great singer-songwriter album. Really intimate and sparse to allow the emotional impact to hit. I have yet to really get into the lyrics, but still like it a lot. Favourites at the moment are probably My Old Man and River. Carey's nice and upbeat too.
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From TheSmiths82-87 06/15/2016 11:02
Blue by Joni Mitchell is my favourite album by any female artist, there isn't a bad track here and particularly my fave three tracks Little Green, A Case Of You and The Last Time I Saw Richard are pretty much genius, every track has wonderful lyrics, and as the album title suggests, a soothing sorrow permeates throughout these lines.
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