Court And Spark (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Court And Spark
Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 533rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 475 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (6th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (124th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (533rd)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Court And Spark is ranked 2nd 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 19,086.

Joni Mitchell album bestography « Higher ranked (82nd) This album (533rd) Lower ranked (640th) »
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 475 votes)
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09/28/2020 11:44 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,28280/100

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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 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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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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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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90/100
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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From 06/04/2016 11:05
Court and spark, is easily in the top three Joni Mitchell albums. It sees Joni embracing the the jazz sounds she only hinted at in, for the roses. Every track here is beautifully structured and executed. Some superb songs in, help me, car on the hill, and, new man in Paris. It's a lovely album, still sounds great today.
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From 04/16/2016 23:37
Simply, one of the best contemporanean folk albums.
As good as Blue
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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
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Radio City by Big Star
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14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
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19. Country Life by Roxy Music
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