The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 750th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 334 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (170th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (750th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns is ranked 4th best out of 31 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,244.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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2021martinthoTop 81 Music Albums of 197573/811
2021 WasinskiTop 40 Music Albums of 197519/403
2021 ArthurknightTop 100 Music Albums of 197532/1003
2021 zags7000Top 100 Greatest Music Albums91/10010
2021 Norman BatesTop 100 Music Albums of 197579/1001
2021 sszwalbenestMy Favorite Albums 501-600 (Work in Progress)48/66 -
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 2000 (201-300)17/100 -
2021MaxStorm98Top 50 Music Albums of 197514/504
2021 seb7Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s56/1009
2021jdizzle123456Top 20 Music Albums of 19754/204
2021 RhynerTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s55/1009
2021 AAL2014Top 34 Music Albums of 197516/343
2021JohnnyoNME: The 500 greatest albums of all time (201 - 300)43/100 -
2021 zags7000Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s13/10018
2021 MonetLikeYogurtTop 24 Music Albums of the 1970s13/2410
2021lanadeleswiftTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s96/1001
2021 Jimmy DreadTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s51/10010
2021 jwammo12Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s59/1008
2021Exist-en-cielTop 40 Music Albums of 197524/402
2021TheKameraEyeTop 53 Music Albums of 197546/531
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 272
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 2,536

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80/100 (from 334 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 80.0/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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75/100
From 08/03/2021 12:42
very original a prog feel to it with deep bases and great melody and lyrics
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From 03/09/2021 22:23
Definitely a essential Joni Mitchell album the more you listen to it , the better it gets. Not a weak track on it. Favourites tracks are title track, track4 track 8.
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70/100
From 12/20/2020 02:34
Appealing in the way I find Joni generally appealing, but there aren't any tracks that I'm really running back to hear.
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80/100
From 06/18/2020 15:50
First off Rolling Stone slagged a lot of great records. They hated Zeppelin. Then 20 years later they "revise" their original dismissals and admit everyone was right all along. On to Hissing, not quite as good as it's predecessor Court and Spark , it nevertheless continues Mitchell's musical evolution which would peak on Hejira. The first 4 tracks are the strongest but other highlights are the title track and the amusing Harry's House. One weakness Joni's voice gets on my nerves after awhile.
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80/100
From 12/30/2019 18:06
Joni at the end of her peak. The tracks that that stand out for me are "In France they Kiss on Main Street, Edith and the Kingpin & The Hissing of Summer Lawns.
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From 11/30/2016 19:39
One of the greatest jazz/pop albums ever recorded, and is right up there with some of the greatest jazz OR pop albums ever recorded. Stunning melodies, themes, lyrics and execution. To me this was the pinnacle of Joni's early work, despite how amazing are Court and Spark, Blue, For The Roses. I did not know Rolling Stone slagged this album when it was released, but they truly missed the boat in this instance. Pure grace and poetry, from her photograph to her artwork to the music itself, augmented by some outstanding musicians. Impeccable.
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From 10/02/2016 13:46
A great Joni Mitchell album continues the jazzy feel started on Court & Spark. The first 7 tracks are all 80-85/100. Its hard to single any track out as all are good but Shades of Scarlet Conquering & Edith and The Kingpin are especially remarkable.
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From 06/04/2016 12:58
It's absolutely incredible to think that this album was voted worst record of the year in rolling stone magazine. True, it's definitely an album that can go right by you on first listen, but repeated hearings brings out the beauty of the melodies in the songs. It's one of those LP's that just keeps getting better with each listen and features absolutely stunning songs in, don't interrupt the sorrow, Edith and the kingpin, and the excellent, the jungle line. Essential album from one of the greatest artist's of the seventies.
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From 06/04/2016 05:01
A concept album from Joni. It is like a music driven cubist painting of different aspects of the female psyche, maybe aspects of her own experience creep in. Anima rising indeed. Poetry in her lyrics and a refinement to Court and Spark.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Young Americans by David Bowie
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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