Hejira (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Hejira by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 530th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 380 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (126th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (530th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Hejira is ranked 2nd best out of 32 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 76 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,796.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 380 votes)
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07/01/2022 20:33 MadhattanJack  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 49671/100
 
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06/29/2022 14:11 ThuramThugood  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,84666/100
 
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05/26/2022 18:10 Jakor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,78272/100
 
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05/16/2022 18:06 Kaduken  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 33580/100

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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 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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70/100
From 06/29/2022 13:09
Album Rating: 71.67
(645/9)

1.Coyote. 72
2.Amelia. 71
3.Furry Sings The Blues. 67
4.A Strange Boy. 83
5.Hejira. 69
6.Song For Sharon. 83
7.Black Crow. 69
8.Blue Motel Room. 66
9.Refuge Of The Roads. 65
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From 08/03/2021 12:59
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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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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/04/2021 12:38
Linda poesia e fantásticas inserções de jazz.
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85/100
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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Rating:  
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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