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Hejira (album) by Joni Mitchell

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Hejira
Hejira by Joni Mitchell (1976)
Overall rank: 627th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 297 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (152nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (627th)

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JONI MITCHELL "HEJIRA" LP 1976 VINYL RECORD FOLK ROCK VG+
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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 93 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,733.

Joni Mitchell album bestography « Higher ranked (507th) This album (627th) Lower ranked (959th) »
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Hejira track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickCoyote
 88/100 (74 votes)
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2.Track pickAmelia
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3.Furry Sings The Blues
 84/100 (46 votes)
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4.A Strange Boy
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5.Track pickHejira
 87/100 (61 votes)
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6.Song For Sharon
 85/100 (48 votes)
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7.Black Crow
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8.Blue Motel Room
 84/100 (48 votes)
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9.Refuge Of The Roads
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Hejira rankings

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 297 votes)
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85/100
06/07/2019 20:51
83/100
 
80/100
06/04/2019 01:21
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76/100
 
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Rating:  
90/100
From caseygow
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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Rating:  
95/100
From Luigii
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
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
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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Rating:  
90/100
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
Not my favorite Joni, but still better than most things.
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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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Rating:  
75/100
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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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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Great album. All good but Song For Sharon, Hejira and Amelia stand out for me.
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