Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
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Based on 30 reviews
2010 Ratings: #10 / 882
Year End Rank: #16
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Based on 419 ratings
2010 Ratings: #2
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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.

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And now, I want to talk about Have One On Me, Joanna Newsom’s gigantic triple album. If I were to summarize how I feel every time I listen to this album, it would simply be pure awe. Joanna somehow managed to create an album that ... read more
"Damn, Joanna! There's no way you can make a worthy follow-up to Ys unless you, like, record a triple album that's somehow more ambitious in range yet also more accessible in content or something!"

JN: "Hold my drink."
Joanna Newsom yet again impresses me with how she can get a sound that's so personal yet grand, this time on a much larger scale than Ys. Somehow this album has kept me interested all the way through, which utterly amazes me just for the fact that 2 hour albums have been such challengin experiences for me in the past, but this album has kept me hooked for it's whole runtime for how absolutely beautiful it is. The percussion here is fantastic and the range that Newsom displays on this album, ... read more
Considering the fact that she had to change her singing voice because of health issues while working on this 2-hour long engaging masterpiece of a follow-up brimming with diverse and unique instrumentation and amazing lyrics, I’m pretty blown away. I really don’t care about the length of the album at all to be honest. 2 hours? So what? It’s fucking amazing.
Child: Can we listen to Isabella James?
Parent: We have Isabella James at home
(the Isabella James at home)
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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
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