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Blue (album) by Joni Mitchell

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Blue
Blue by Joni Mitchell (1971)
Overall rank: 93rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,127 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (26th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (93rd)

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Joni Mitchell bestography

Blue is ranked as the best album by Joni Mitchell.

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90/100
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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From wenny
One of the most beautifully emotional albums out there. Incredibly gorgeous songwriting and a fantastic voice to boot. The Last Time I Saw Richard will forever be one of the most gorgeous yet gut-wrenching songs I will ever hear. So many emotions are brought out of me.
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From Kurtco
Joni Mitchell's "Blue" is one of the most melodic and emanating albums of all time. Joni Mitchell composed most of the songs during a trip to Europe. The songs are filled with the emotions of the singer who was, at the time, fragile because of her success. Joni Mitchell reveals all her feelings, her thoughts, she talks about her daughter and her desire to flourish. This album is composed only of Melancholy and Romanticism, it is one of the most beautiful musical, vocal and literary masterpieces of all time.

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Best track: "All I Want"
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From Rivera
Oh my goodness, what a VOICE!
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From manurock
Lovely voice, powerful lyrics and simple instrumentation. @PeterSmith I also got to this due to BEA and I understand and respect your opinion but I think that you didn't quite grasp Joni's lyrics. I wouldn't define this album as sad, at least a high percentage of it conveys me other emotions.
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This may be my favorite album ever
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From caseygow
Gorgeous and heart wrenching. Joni is unmatched.
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I also listened to this album as part of working through the BEA100 - and I see loads of great reviews about it, but, I guess it's just not my cup of tea. Sure it may be putting her heart out there, but if I want something depressing to listen to I would go for Lou Reed's Berlin (second side). But hey, if we all liked the same stuff all the time there might only have been a few dozen bands over the last 50 years.
I'll revisit this album as tastes change and familiarity might help...
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