Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2010 Ratings: #12 / 910
Year End Rank: #16
User Score
Based on 656 ratings
2010 Ratings: #2
Liked by 91 people
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

Have One On Me is winding, long-winded, densely poetic, and often challenging; but never tedious or self-indulgent.

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.

hellodecatur
96

"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."

patricia4221
100

100 followers? Damn, that's quite a lot of people! So, from the bottom of my heart, I'd like to say thanks! Especially to every single user who has made me feel welcomed ever since I joined this site!

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 matched the ambition of Ys, while also crafting one of the ... read more

amw100
96

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

Ideekay
88

There's a lot to unpack on Have One on Me and as much time as I've spent with this album trying to figure out my opinion on it, I still think it's not enough. One comment on this album's RYM comment box said "I'll be unpacking this album for the rest of my life". With an album that's this ambitious, it doesn't even feel like an overstatement.

EDDDDD
96

I could write an entire essay on why this album is incredible. Joanna is a one-of-a-kind songwriter, musician, and artist. This is one of the densest, most thoughtful, and most beautiful records you can have the pleasure of diving into. It is a long one, but it is entirely worth the ride.

koxtil
49

It's my birthday today!! So I wanted to see what the fuss was about Joanna Newsom. I remember listening to a track off Ys, because I was interested to see what kind of album overtook Donuts by J Dilla, the greatest plunderphonics record.

I don't really remember the song at all.

So that should have been a warning sign, but maybe I had some bias overtaking that experience. At least with this, I am not salty about anything being lower than this in general so I had a better clearance to listen ... read more

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Track List

Disc 1
1Easy
6:03
98
2Have One On Me
11:02
99
3'81
3:51
95
4Good Intentions Paving Co.
7:01
97
5No Provenance
6:25
94
6Baby Birch
9:30
98
Disc 2
1On a Good Day
1:48
94
2You and Me, Bess
7:12
94
3In California
8:41
97
4Jackrabbits
4:22
92
5Go Long
8:02
97
6Occident
5:31
95
Disc 3
1Soft As Chalk
6:29
96
2Esme
7:55
94
3Autumn
8:01
96
4Ribbon Bows
6:10
92
5Kingfisher
9:11
96
6Does Not Suffice
6:44
98
Total Length: 2 hours, 4 minutes
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