Court And Spark (studio album) by Joni Mitchell

Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 575th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 533 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (139th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (575th)
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Joni Mitchell bestography

Court And Spark is ranked 3rd best out of 32 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 18,350.

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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 533 votes)
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11/26/2022 23:22 seb7  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,06282/100
 
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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 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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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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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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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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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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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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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
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