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

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 757th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 385 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (170th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (757th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns is ranked 4th best out of 33 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 74 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,245.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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90/100
From 4 days ago
Hissing is the midway point between Court and Spark and Hejira. It is not quite as perfect as those albums but it comes pretty close. I find some of it a litle too ponderous (Edith and the Kingpin) and trying (The Jungle Line), but most of the songs are strong and Harry's House/Centerpiece is wonderful.
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95/100
From 05/05/2023 14:54
This is the album that got me into Joni. Before this I had only heard the singles big yellow taxi and raised on robbery. Heard the opening track of THOSL on capital radio a few times and I was impressed with it.. Then one Sunday night Radio 3 (!) played about 4 other tracks and I was captivated. The music was unlike anything I'd heard before- a kind of progressive jazz/folk. Lyrically and musically unique, and brilliant.
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75/100
From 07/22/2022 17:28
Great singing, but songs are not as good as I expected.
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From 04/08/2022 18:27
Lindo e uma delicadíssima pegada de jazz!
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From 03/24/2022 23:08
Went through a Joni phase and played this a lot but Hejira also deserves a mention.
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From 03/05/2022 19:26
The two great documents of the 70's as a decade are this and "Manhattan." A superb album, and if you are having trouble finding a song to go back to, try "The Jungle Line." I can listen to her sing "mouthpiece spit" again and again.
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From 12/14/2021 17:01
A grandiose and seminal album from the song factory of Joni Mitchell. This is not pop, but rock and art.
So difficult to categorize her works, but this is challenging to most, therefore the lousy reviews. I bet that ROLLING STONE has changed its mind thereafter.
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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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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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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. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
5. A Night At The Opera by Queen
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. Mothership Connection by Parliament
11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
12. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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