Blue (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Blue by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 76th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,406 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (21st)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (76th)
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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,406 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 84.5/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 11/27/2022 00:09
one of the greatest and most touching albums i've ever heard
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From 08/31/2022 03:39
Solid album
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From 06/29/2022 14:21
Album Rating: 79.20
(792/10)

1.All I Want. 80
2.My Old Man. 71
3.Little Green. 76
4.Carey. 77
5.Blue. 84
6.California. 85
7.This Flight Tonight. 74
8.River. 90
9.A Case Of You. 83
10.The Last Time I Saw Richard. 72
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From 04/10/2022 20:22
One of the loveliest and most captivating records I know. Joni masters the outlet of songwriting as openness, she exposes so much even with of it being veiled poetics.

Nearly the entirety of Joni’s 1970’s output is excellent. But this is the peak of what she started out as. She’ll later add rockers to her track lists and jazz studs to her lineups, but Blue is Joni at her unfiltered songwriting peak and its one of my favorite albums of all time.
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From 02/10/2022 02:21
One of my favorite albums ever. Joni Mitchell's voice is just so pretty and soothing to listen to, and her lyrics are equally pretty.
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85/100
From 01/28/2022 23:36
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Hermosos falsetos. Lindo disco de folk. Mi única queja sería que ciertos elementos se reciclan varias veces, haciendo que varias canciones se parezcan por la instrumentación e incluso los altos de la voz de Joni. Por ejemplo, el inicio de Carey se me hizo muy similar al de All I Want. Fuera de eso, es un disco para escuchar y disfrutarlo sobre todo por sus letras románticas y la dulzura que le agrega Joni, como un edulcorante. All I Want es mi favorita de lejos, no habría mejor opener. Luego, me gustan mucho A Case of You, California y River.
En conclusión es un hermoso disco, los dejo con mi lyric favorito del disco, la última frase de All I Want: "I wanna make you feel free..."
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From 01/28/2022 14:39
Great lyrics, quite good singing, overall pleasant listen.
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From 11/22/2021 17:57
Joni Mitchell is a great songwriter, guitarist, but her vocals on this album are difficult to some in many of the songs. Despite this, it is an honest, well-made, and personal album.
Best tracks
- River
- Blue
- This flight tonight
- Case of you
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From 11/14/2021 21:59
Great album with a lot of emotions.
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From 11/03/2021 11:20
Just a masterclass in using catharsis to create beautiful art. Outstanding album.
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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. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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