Ys (studio album) by Joanna Newsom

Ys by Joanna Newsom
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-11-14
Overall rank: 180th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 795 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2006 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (30th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (180th)
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82/100 (from 795 votes)
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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 80.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.5.

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70/100
From 02/21/2022 13:44
Listeners who do not like Björk, or Kate Bush, beware. I could have liked this album more without her childlike voice. The music was yet pleasing and oozed sentiments and beauty. A difficult combination to many I suppose?
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From 02/09/2022 00:08
A meandering mess. I like my folk music with at least a hint of pop songwriting influence.
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85/100
From 11/23/2021 21:39
I enjoy hearing new music, and I've been on a folk craze lately. This is a pleasant, yet different, sounding batch of alternative-folk songs. The instrumentation, strings, keyboards, and orchestration complement the vocal nicely.
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85/100
From 07/31/2021 17:46
Belíssimo. Imensa força e profundidade! As cordas são extraordinárias!
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From 04/30/2021 04:08
A very meditative in structure, her vocals totally deliver her imagery lyrics in a beautiful way. Quite hard to get into IMO, but, during my mental breakdown phase, this totally calms me down.
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75/100
From 01/22/2021 21:19
The vocals are the most puzzling aspect of this album for me. Sometimes they offer an eye-opening experience, but for the most part they are like a "keep out" sign that stops you from exploring all the almost magical stuff that's going on here.
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From 01/13/2021 00:52
Not super accessible and probably not for everyone. It took me a couple listens before it started to click, and for me to get use to Joanna Newsom's voice, but now I love it. Rewarding with more and more listens. Emily is probably the best and most accessible song on here, but the rest are great too.
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35/100
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95/100
From 11/14/2020 01:23
Great to hear this album I like the way the harp is played and the orchestra is good set in scene and the voice of her is sublime. I have no standout track I like all. Very good
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From 07/30/2020 04:16
I was putting off listening to this because it's not on Spotify, but I was missing out!!
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