Have One on Me
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2010 Ratings: #17 / 833
Year End Rank: #13
User Score
Based on 153 ratings
2010 Ratings: #9
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Have One On Me is winding, long-winded, densely poetic, and often challenging; but never tedious or self-indulgent.


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.


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.


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.

Oct 3, 2016
Too long? Who cares?
Jun 23, 2016
I've gotten over how long this album is. The songs are too beautiful
Jan 17, 2018
Have On on Me is a sprawling chaotic mess of various directions and it’s pretty fucking great. Spread across three discs, Joanna covers more ground than ever before and tries on a few styles that she blends with her already established sound. Her voice is clearer than ever before due to her relearning how to sing and it sounds great. She adds different tones that are new and unfamiliar to her like the unwavering tone of her voice on “Good Intentions Paving Company,” something ... read more
Dec 2, 2017
Following her highly acclaimed 2006 album Ys, Joanna Newsom ventures further into more ambitious musical territory with Have One on Me. A dense, two-hour long album that spans across three discs, Have One on Me is a remarkable achievement in Newsom's discography; it's an incredibly consistent release in terms of sound, and at times quality-wise. A few tracks here really grab my attention, especially a song like "In California", but others just fail to pull me in. Even in spite of ... read more
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