Court And Spark (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 570th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 499 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (135th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (570th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Court And Spark is ranked 2nd 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 19,155.

Joni Mitchell album bestography « Higher ranked (77th) This album (570th) Lower ranked (572nd) »
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Court And Spark track list

  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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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 499 votes)
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10/03/2021 15:35 phantom1305  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 88180/100
 
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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 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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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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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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80/100
From 12/30/2019 17:55
This album along with Blue are masterpieces. Joni is an exceptional songwriter.
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From 08/16/2019 00:27
Favorite Tracks:Raised On Robbery, Trouble Child
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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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85/100
From 11/16/2016 12:52
Overall imoact: Magnificent
Historal impact: Underappreciated like all other albums than Blue
Emotional impact: Rather good
Production value: Impeccable
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From 10/02/2016 13:56
This is regarded as Joni's 2nd best album. It is all that & more it is hard for me to separate this and my favourite Joni album Hejira but this is also my 2nd best Joni album. It is full of great songs the first 3 tracks being an example of Joni at her best. Overall the album has a jazzy feel to it which she would further explore in her next 3 albums.
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From 09/16/2016 02:34
Second favorite Joni Mitchell album
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