Joni Mitchell – An Overview

Hot Stampers of Joni Mitchell’s Albums Available Now

Reviews and Commentaries for the Albums of Joni Mitchell

When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century. Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade. – Allmusic

DISCOGRAPHY 1968-1991

1968 Song to a Seagull
1969 Clouds
1970 Ladies of the Canyon
1971 BlueTop 100, TAS List
1972 For the Roses – Some of her best sound
1974 Court and SparkTop 100, TAS List, her best sounding recording
1974 Miles of Aisles
1975 The Hissing of Summer Lawns
1976 Hejira
1977 Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
1979 Mingus
1980 Shadows and Light
1982 Wild Things Run Fast – TAS List and a personal favorite
1985 Dog Eat Dog – Awful sound and music
1988 Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm – Maybe even worse
1991 Night Ride Home – Surprisingly good, but very hard to find these days


When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century. Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade.

Allmusic

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