Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2010 Ratings: #15 / 854
Year End Rank: #12
User Score
Based on 207 ratings
2010 Ratings: #4
February 23, 2010 / Release Date
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Drag City / Label
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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.

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
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."
NR
Too long? Who cares?
MinatoArisato
75
Have One On Me is a two hour long session of beautiful poetry, stunning arrangements and just pure bliss. Newsom's writing and vocal work are at the top of their game here and it just flows so well with the rather subtle and subdued instrumentation that is simple yet made up of many complex flourishes. The record feels like a Joanna is having a coversation with you over tea in a rather cosy living room by the fire place. It is a relaxing album yet it does require you to put in the work as it is ... read more
winitheju
92
I've gotten over how long this album is. The songs are too beautiful
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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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