Hejira (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Hejira
Hejira by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 618th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 349 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (147th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (618th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Hejira is ranked 3rd best out of 30 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 79 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,529.

Joni Mitchell album bestography « Higher ranked (582nd) This album (618th) Lower ranked (744th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 349 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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From 02/25/2021 01:22
Love everything about thks album. Maybe just some of the lyrics don't interest me much but everything is still very poetic and original. Can't even try to duplicate the unique songwriting Joni had on this one. I don't really love other albums by her but this album grabbed me from the first listen and it is one of my all time favorite albums.
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85/100
From 01/04/2021 12:38
Linda poesia e fantásticas inserções de jazz.
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90/100
From 12/11/2020 03:57
Great album overall, but coyote is an incredible song
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95/100
From 11/13/2020 22:59
For me this album was slow burner, sure some of the tracks are superb and some were average. But now i think with out doubt its one of her best albums.
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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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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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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. Desire by Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
9. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
10. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
11. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
12. Rising by Rainbow
13. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
14. Rocks by Aerosmith
15. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
16. África Brasil by Jorge Ben
17. A Day At The Races by Queen
18. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
19. Sad Wings Of Destiny by Judas Priest
20. Arrival by ABBA
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