Ys (album) by Joanna Newsom

Ys
Ys by Joanna Newsom
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-11-14
Overall rank: 186th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 726 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2006 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (33rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (186th)
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Ys is ranked as the best album by Joanna Newsom.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 726 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.5.

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From 03/01/2020 22:23
Highlights:

Emily
Only Skin
Monkey & Bear
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From 08/23/2019 10:31
Joanna Newsom recorded one of the most disconcerting albums of the 2000's, "Ys". A spellbinding album made up of five tracks, the shortest of which is just over seven minutes and the longest almost seventeen. The baroque universe of this album is entirely formed and based on unusual instruments, which come out of the routine of rock and folk. It is an orchestra of strings that illuminate the voice of Joanna, and finally, the harp is discreet. Newsom, from his most intimate experiences, builds stories that are fairy tales. The beauty of the whole lies in the synthesis between a multiplicity of worlds, allowed by the fluid narratives of the singer, her mutinous phrasing and overflowing sincerity. "Ys" floats in a stratosphere made up of a multitude of horizons. His cosmos is as literary as it is musical. In any case, you come out with your heart broken, and to be cured, you can do nothing, you just have to re-plunge into the album.

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Best track: "Emily"
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Favorite Tracks:Monkey & Bear
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Awesome start to finish! Monkey & Bear was the weakest song, and even that was really good. One of my 2 favorite albums of the 2000's.
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From 09/13/2018 16:53
Once played this to a girl I was dating and she dismissed it as "Disney music".

There wasn't another date.
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From 05/17/2018 21:24
Bumped up to 90 cuz its a grower...
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Unique and impressive!
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1. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
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