For the Roses

Joni Mitchell - For the Roses
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1972 Ratings: #38 / 139
User Score
Based on 250 ratings
1972 Rank: #36
Liked by 38 people
Sign In to rate and review

* Banquet (7.5/10)
* Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire (8/10)
* Barangrill (8/10)
* Lessom On Survival (8.5/10)
* Let The Wind Carry Me (7.5/10)
* For The Roses (8/10)
* See You Sometime (9/10)
* Electricity (8/10)
* You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio (8/10)
* Blonde In The Bleachers (8.5/10)
* Woman Of Heart and Mind (7/10)
* Judgement Of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune) (8/10)

Nota Final: 80/100


Finally back to my Joni discog dive, it’s been long enough lol. So it seems this album is often swept under the rug, just because it came out between her 2 most well known albums (I’m very excited to get to Court and Spark next btw!!) but honestly it shouldn’t be, because god is this album just Joni doing hit after hit after fucking hit. Every single song on this just does her style completely, but in a somewhat new but not too unfamiliar way. She goes for a more jazzy sound ... read more


Após o sucesso do aclamado 'Blue', a Joni Mitchell tinha uma difícil missão: suceder bem o seu grande álbum. Em 'For the Roses', ela continua em sua belo ímpeto de boas composições, onde ela sempre se sente à vontade de acrescentar mais versatilidade lírica. Seu som continua sendo o que a Joni é experiente em fazer, mas a cada álbum ela traz mais elementos apreciativos.


EDIT (87-->90) She might just be the GOAT...

This album marks a transition for Joni towards more classical and jazz-influenced sounds. While the sound will become more pronounced on her subsequent albums, I would be lying if I said this isn't a very good album by Joni. Still as sharp in her songwriting and true to herself, she once again offers us a simple yet profound album that might bring to mind Nick Drake's "Bryter Layter" released a year earlier. This album is often ... read more


Coming off the heels of the breathtakingly gorgeous Blue, Joni Mitchell opted for a less grandiose- but still fantastic- approach on For the Roses. Joni experiments with more jazz-influenced production to make for some pretty zany tracks, like the straight fire that is You Turn Me On I'm a Radio as well as standouts Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire and Let the Wind Carry Me. Any follow-up to the masterpiece that is Blue would be tough but Joni still comes through with an album that imo stands out ... read more



Purchasing For the Roses from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
philthy, Leo Aguilar

Added on: August 12, 2014