Hejira (album) by Joni Mitchell

Hejira
Hejira by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 653rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 327 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (152nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (653rd)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Hejira is ranked 3rd best out of 29 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 84 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,606.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 327 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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90/100
From 11/15/2018 04:17
Here, as with many of her releases, Joni is writing on a level most of her contemporaries can only dream of. Oh.. and Jaco...badass.

Favorite songs:

Coyote
Amelia
A Strange Boy
Blue Motel Room
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95/100
From 04/10/2018 02:30
Blue was the album that made me respect Joni. Hejira was the album that show me that I am a fan. Hell I now get parallels to how this influenced Everything But The Girl's 1994 record Amplified Heart. An album I recommend deeply.
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90/100
From 02/07/2018 17:52
This album is gorgeous. The arrangements are superb and they are filled out by some incredibly tasteful instrumentation. The mix of this record is absolutely perfect, some jaw dropping lyrical passages, and Jaco!
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From 02/07/2018 02:47
My fave Joni album by a mile, better than the overrated Blue IMO.
I'm surprised some comments describe Hejira as inaccessible, I find it far easier than Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, say.
This is an artist at the peak of her powers.
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90/100
From 01/30/2018 06:49
I think this is the last truly great album Joni made. The instrumentation is great once you get acclimated to it over repeated listens, and the lyrics are some of her best. Where this album suffers is her vocal performance. This isn't an accessible record, but it's still wonderful.
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80/100
From 01/08/2018 00:21
Not my favorite Joni, but still better than most things.
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From 07/07/2016 20:28
This is my favourite Joni album I love the atmosphere and lyrics. Its an album about travel, memories & love. I love all the tracks but my absolute faves are the title track Amelia, Coyote & Song For Sharon. Hejira and Refuge of the Road also stand out. An album that requires a few listens.
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75/100
From 06/04/2016 15:04
I find, hejira, a difficult album to get onto. It's obviously a progression of, hissing of summer lawns, and there are some fine moments, but it's a bit of a slog to get through in one sitting. However, coyote, furry sings the blues, and, black crow, are good. Hejira, is probably an easier album to admire than to love.
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From 12/24/2015 01:03
The juxtaposition of Joni's folkish mannerisms alongside jazzy sideman Jaco Pastorius' bass makes for an album ideal for reflection while driving long distances, alone.
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From 09/23/2015 00:15
Great album. All good but Song For Sharon, Hejira and Amelia stand out for me.
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