Court And Spark (album) by Joni Mitchell

Court And Spark
Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell (1974)
Overall rank: 518th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1974 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (518th)
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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 91 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,522.

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Members who like this album also like: Blue by Joni Mitchell, After The Gold Rush by Neil Young and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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From Street21221 08/16/2019 00:27
Favorite Tracks:Raised On Robbery, Trouble Child
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From Smith 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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From Brad1770 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 calsper 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 Tamthebam 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 discojets1 09/16/2016 02:34
Second favorite Joni Mitchell album
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From JoaoMoreira 07/29/2016 03:18
Everything is perfect. The songs are complex and its structures are very surprising. The arrangements are very adult. The musicians are great and the sound is very good. Joni's the greatest backing vocals creator that has ever lived.

Everything is too much. The complexity and the unpredictable structures are boring. The harmonies and arrangements are very XIX century classical. It is overproduced, which kills the beauty in Joni's majestic simplicity. Everything is too much.

Even though, Help Me and People's Parties are probably the best tunes inside.
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From garycottier 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 NoeSSS 04/16/2016 23:37
Simply, one of the best contemporanean folk albums.
As good as Blue
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From PlayTime 01/23/2015 01:42
Joni gets jazzy and the result is an assured, sparkling and essential piece of pop craft. A mature peak and perhaps (in the company of Blue) her best.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
2. Red by King Crimson
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
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