Joni Mitchell - Blue
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Based on 4 reviews
1971 Ratings: #2 / 99
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Based on 275 ratings
1971 Ratings: #2
June 22, 1971 / Release Date
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Space Vacation
85
"I'm so hard to handle,
I'm selfish and I'm sad."

Same.
zachthesnack
92
Joni Mitchell's lyrics have this amazing and incomprehensible ability to make me feel like everything is going to be okay, even when I'm feeling sad.

If River didn't put you in your feels, then you dont have feelings
Tielur
99
If I can place her anywhere, it's next to Dylan and Young as the greatest songwriters of all time just because of "Blue".
MarkCooper
89
Blue is instrumentally sparse, with each song mostly consisting of Joni's voice, a couple guitars, and maybe a piano/keyboard thrown in. Yet in the same breath, it feels so melodically and lyrically dense that ultimately the whole project feels as if it's brimming with color and personality. Every line feels iconic, every guitar part is so easy to wire into, every flutter or flare of Joni's voice sounds as if it's soaring. Blue stands the test of time as not just a strong foundation for a ... read more
EMR
78
Joni Mitchell's Blue is definitely her most beautiful, hauntingly direct and the rawer we will ever get to hear her on record. On this album we see very little of the jazzy, complex song structures and arrangements that embellished some of her later releases, consisting of some rather basic, bare-bones acoustic folk instrumentation with easy-going rhythms (these are very clear and surprisingly upbeat here, despite the melancholic tone of most of the material in the tracklisting) and very gentle ... read more
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Track List

  1. All I Want
  2. My Old Man
  3. Little Green
  4. Carey
  5. Blue
  6. California
  7. This Flight Tonight
  8. River
  9. A Case of You
  10. The Last Time I Saw Richard
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