The Milk-Eyed Mender (studio album) by Joanna Newsom

The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-03-23
Overall rank: 693rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 334 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (111th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (693rd)
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Joanna Newsom bestography

The Milk-Eyed Mender is ranked 3rd best out of 7 albums by Joanna Newsom on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Joanna Newsom is Ys which is ranked number 181 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,725.

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  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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80/100 (from 334 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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85/100
From 07/15/2021 17:58
An unusual debut for the Nevada born harpist/multi-instrumentalist. Not often does one hear "pop harp." This is a groundbreaking exploration of music and Newsom gives her audience plenty to appreciate through her music and lyrics.
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60/100
From 02/07/2021 15:23
Lately I've been making some baby steps towards Ys. Sadly, no luck with this one yet.
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From 02/06/2017 22:00
Yes, the vocals are slightly more grating in comparison to her subsequent work, but what remains is a magical journey through different cycles of love and loss, expertly and profoundly written by Newsom herself. A great debut.
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From 08/03/2016 21:37
First album I listened to from her and I'm instantly hooked. This is fantastic. Never has an album had such an emotional impact on me first time listening, the music is beautiful, her voice the same. Wonderful.
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95/100
From 05/26/2016 16:15
Joanna Newsom's debut album. The milk eyed mender, is a fascinating and quirky acoustic record, with some stunning songs. Newsom is obviously a huge talent, a Joni Mitchell for the millennium, and like Mitchell, Newsom is totally unique, she's both knowing and playful and innocent sounding all at the same time. Bridges and balloons, gets things of to a great start and the record switches from one superb moment to another. This side of the blue, sprout and the bean, and, the book of right on, are all excellent, but best track is closing cut, clam,crab,cockle,cowrie, it's absolutely beautiful. A brilliant album. I'm in love.
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75/100
From 01/01/2016 18:00
My favourite album from her .. maybe her most accesible, but this one pleased me more than Ys and Have One On Me.
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From 09/17/2015 01:32
I'm completely blown away! Where has Joanna Newsom been hiding all my life!
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35/100
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From 07/10/2013 03:00
Joanna Newsom is the best thing to happen to me since Bob Dylan.
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90/100
From 01/02/2013 01:02
Getting used to her voice takes a lot of time, but when you do, it's well worth it. (Don't play her in front of your friends unless you want to cop a lot of grief...)
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