Court And Spark (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 565th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 559 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (6th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (132nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (565th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Court And Spark is ranked 3rd best out of 33 albums by Joni Mitchell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joni Mitchell is Blue which is ranked number 76 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,126.

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Court And Spark track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 559 votes)
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02/18/2024 22:11 CharlesSimone  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 14581/100

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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 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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95/100
From 10/20/2023 01:40
I can see this growing into my favorite Joni Mitchell album. She wears soft rock really well without sacrificing any of her idiosyncrasies. Not totally sure about its bluesier tail-end (although "Trouble Child" is great), but everything up to that point is fantastic.
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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:15
Great record
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From 07/20/2022 10:32
This album is getting worse by the end, but overall it is great and comparable to Blue.
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80/100
From 08/03/2021 12:14
a strong strong compilation of personal songs production very good further proof of her legendary status. folk-pop
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80/100
From 11/16/2020 00:52
Front-heavy, but enjoyable throughout.
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85/100
From 10/30/2020 14:08
A beleza desse álbum não me pegou de primeira. Mas ouvindo de novo percebo o lindo violão, as melodias maravilhosas, um brilho em cada canção. Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Fusion, muitas coisas, mas sem perder a coerência.
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From 12/30/2019 17:55
This album along with Blue are masterpieces. Joni is an exceptional songwriter.
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100/100
From 08/16/2019 00:27
Favorite Tracks:Raised On Robbery, Trouble Child
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90/100
From 08/20/2018 15:02
It is one of her best albums,and possible the album along with hissing of the summer lawns that is pop/jazz orientated .
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70/100
From 03/24/2018 01:15
Court and Spark is a perfect blend of pop , folk and light jazz a collection of tracks to rival the much heralded 'Blue'

A stunner from beginning to end this album is a pinnacle of Joni's career

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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
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8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
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