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

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 796th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 307 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (181st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (796th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns is ranked 4th best out of 29 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 82 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,070.

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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 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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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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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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90/100
From 09/01/2015 06:33
First two songs are among Joni's best, but the rest of the album is more atmospheric, and feeling quite lost. In previous albums she was a stronger songwriter (and beautiful personality), in succeeding ones she sounds more confident in her ability to live and think independently. This is the soul-searching transition. I wouldn't consider it my favorite work of hers but I could see how it might appeal.
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From 03/25/2015 00:07
F A N T A S T I C .

and what a transition from the hurtful Blue - this is sophisticated and jazzy in its very essence, whereas Blue was so vulnerable and naked in its soundstage. Sleek production
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From 12/07/2014 01:03
If this were the only Joni Mitchell album, it would be considered great. But, she has made several which are even better: Blue, Hejira, Court & Spark etc.
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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. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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