BEST OF
2016

- Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 25 reviews
2010 Rank: #19 / 826
USER SCORE
85
Based on
115 ratings

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92
Pitchfork

The best songs feel more like conversations rather than artworks to be hung on the wall and admired from several paces away. Newsom seems to sing from somewhere deep inside of them, and her earthy presence has a way of drawing you in, bringing you closer to her music than you've been before.

70
AllMusic

At its best, these songs have the feel of an intimate live performance; at their worst, they’re lovely, but exhausting. Have One on Me is quite a technical achievement, but since Newsom has proven she can do just about anything, next time she shouldn’t try to do everything.

40
PopMatters

It’s too bad really, that Have One on Me is so overdone because there’s a decent album hidden somewhere in there. It’s an album the Newsom we saw in 2006 would have found, formed, and made shine.

winitheju
86
I've gotten over how long this album is. The songs are too beautiful
MarkCooper
89
Probably the most amazingly consistent triple LP ever made. Somehow Joanna makes her 2 hours of overwhelmingly beautiful lyrics not tire you out by the end. You could restart this thing right after it finishes. That's saying something for a 2 hour album.

Favorite Tracks: Baby Birch, Kingfisher, Have One on Me, Jackrabbits, Go Long, In California

Least Favorite: Ribbon Bows
EMR
84
Even though her magnum opus still remains on Ys, Joanna Newsom's next record is a fantastically-written, highly ambitious triple disc containing a massive tracklisting that ranges in lenght in just about two hours of music. The most incredible thing about this record is that not just it contains a great amount of music, but amazing music, through and through. Joanna's melodic flourished-vocals shine through each of the lush compositions and beautifully-written instrumentation, that shows itself ... read more
SiberianBreaks
94
Joanna Newsom moves to bigger and bolder territory with this ambitious monster of an album. Compared to her other works, the instrumentation sounds a bit more toned down and Joanna is sounding a lot more conversational with her lyrics and vocal delivery. It's a two hour album, but it never really feels too challenging of a listen for how easy-going it sounds. It's definitely her best achievement to date and it truly baffles me how any artist can make a grand, triple album feel this consistent ... read more
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Track List

Disc 1

  1. Easy
  2. Have One On Me
  3. '81
  4. Good Intentions Paving Company
  5. No Provenance
  6. Baby Birch

Disc 2

  1. On A Good Day
  2. You And Me, Bess
  3. In California
  4. Jackrabbits
  5. Go Long
  6. Occident

Disc 3

  1. Soft As Chalk
  2. Esme
  3. Autumn
  4. Ribbon Bows
  5. Kingfisher
  6. Does Not Suffice