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Hejira (album) by Joni Mitchell 

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Hejira
Hejira by Joni Mitchell (1976)
Overall rank: 637th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 274 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1976 (11th)
Top albums of the 1970s (155th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (637th)

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Joni Mitchell bestography

Hejira is ranked 3rd best out of 28 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 96 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,066.

Joni Mitchell album bestography « Higher ranked (514th) This album (637th) Lower ranked (923rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Blue by Joni Mitchell, Innervisions by Stevie Wonder and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 274 votes)
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80/100
4 days ago
76/100
 
100/100
11/12/2018 15:37
78/100
 
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11/12/2018 07:25
75/100
 
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79/100
 
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11/04/2018 18:51
88/100

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90/100
From caseygow 4 days ago
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 Luigii 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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From AAL2014 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 marmont 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 AReasonableMan 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 planetneutral 01/08/2018 00:21
Not my favorite Joni, but still better than most things.
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From Tamthebam 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 garycottier 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 mandomikey 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 timcrapnell 09/23/2015 00:15
Great album. All good but Song For Sharon, Hejira and Amelia stand out for me.
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