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

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 723rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 360 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (170th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (723rd)
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The Hissing Of Summer Lawns is ranked 4th best out of 32 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 75 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,813.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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80/100 (from 360 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 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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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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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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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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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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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. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
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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