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Songs of a Prairie Girl: The Joni Mitchell Discography Rate (#57)

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  1. Lila

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    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

    As the 60s drew to a close and those famous words were written, Joan Roberta Anderson was already making history. She was doing it under a different name, one that was still only four years old, but with the release of her second album it was one that was about to become something more than just famous. It was a name that was about to mean something to people.

    Last summer I wrote thousands upon thousands of words about Joni and her contemporaries, about their lives and the stories they told. This time, we’re looking closer, picking apart the forty-year career of the greatest writer of all time. Joni’s songs are novels, paintings, masterpieces of rhythm and time, and that I get to share them all with you is so special.

    I’m not usually one for brevity, but there’s 170 songs here so let’s get going.

    The following songs are compulsory:

    Song to a Seagull/Self Titled (1968)
    I Had a King
    Michael From Mountains
    Night in the City
    Marcie
    Nathan La Franeer
    Sistowbell Lane
    The Dawntreader
    The Pirate of Penance
    Song to a Seagull
    Cactus Tree
    Urge for Going (BONUS)

    Clouds (1969)
    Tin Angel
    Chelsea Morning
    I Don't Know Where I Stand
    That Song About the Midway
    Roses Blue
    The Gallery
    I Think I Understand
    Songs to Ageing Children Come
    The Fiddle and the Drum
    Both Sides Now

    Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
    Morning Morgantown
    For Free
    Conversation
    Ladies of the Canyon
    Willy
    The Arrangement
    Rainy Night House
    The Priest
    Blue Boy
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Woodstock
    The Circle Game

    Blue (1971)
    All I Want
    My Old Man
    Little Green
    Carey
    Blue
    California
    This Flight Tonight
    River
    A Case Of You
    The Last Time I Saw Richard

    For the Roses (1972)
    Banquet
    Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
    Barangrill
    Lesson in Survival
    Let the Wind Carry Me
    For the Roses
    See You Sometime
    Electricity
    You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio
    Blonde in the Bleachers
    Woman of Heart and Mind
    Judgement of the Moon and Stars

    Court and Spark (1974)
    Court and Spark
    Help Me
    Free Man in Paris
    People's Parties
    The Same Situation
    Car on a Hill
    Down to You
    Just Like This Train
    Raised on Robbery
    Trouble Child
    Twisted

    The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)
    In France They Kiss on Main Street
    The Jungle Line
    Edith and the Kingpin
    Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
    Shades of Scarlett Conquering
    The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    The Boho Dance
    Harry's House / Centrepiece
    Sweet Bird
    Shadows and Light

    Hejira (1976)
    Coyote
    Amelia
    Furry Sings the Blues
    A Strange Boy
    Hejira
    Song for Sharon
    Black Crow
    Blue Motel Room
    Refuge of the Roads

    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (1977)
    Overture/Cotton Avenue
    Talk to Me
    Jericho
    Paprika Plains
    Otis and Marlena
    The Tenth World
    Dreamworld
    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
    Off Night Backstreet
    The Silky Veils of Ardour

    Mingus (1979)
    Happy Birthday 1975
    God Must Be A Boogie Man
    Funeral
    Chair in the Sky
    The Wolf That Lives in Lindsay
    I's A Muggin
    Sweet Sucker Dance
    Coin in the Pocket
    The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines
    Lucky
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

    The following songs are optional:

    Wild Things Run Fast (1982)
    Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
    Wild Things Run Fast
    Ladies Man
    Moon at the Window
    Solid Love
    Be Cool
    You're So Square, Baby I Don't Care
    You Dream Flat Tires
    Man to Man
    Underneath the Streetlight
    Love

    Dog Eat Dog (1985)
    Good Friends
    Fiction
    The Three Great Stimulants
    Tax Free
    Smokin'
    Dog Eat Dog
    Shiny Toys
    Ehtiopia
    Impossible Dreamer
    Lucky Girl

    Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm (1988)
    My Secret Place
    Number One
    Lakota
    The Tea Leaf Prophecy
    Dancin' Clown
    Cool Water
    The Beat of Black Wings
    Snakes and Ladders
    The Reoccuring Dream
    A Bird that Whistles

    Night Ride Home (1991)
    Night Ride Home
    Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free)
    Cherokee Louise
    The Windfall (Everything for Nothing)
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Come in from the Cold
    Nothing Can Be Done
    The Only Joy in Town
    Ray's Dad's Cadillac
    Two Grey Rooms

    Turbulent Indigo (1994)
    Sunny Sunday
    Sex Kills
    How Do You Stop
    Turbulent Indigo
    Last Chance Lost
    The Magdalene Laundries
    Not to Blame
    Borderline
    Yvette in English
    The Sire of Sorrow

    Taming the Tiger (1998)
    Harlem in Havana
    Man from Mars
    Love Puts on a New Face
    Lead Balloon
    No Apologies
    Taming the Tiger
    The Crazy Cries of Love
    Stay in Touch
    Face Lift
    My Best to You
    Tiger Bones

    Both Sides Now (2000)
    You're My Thrill
    At Last
    Comes Love
    You've Changed
    Answer Me, My Love
    A Case of You (2000)
    Don't Go to Strangers
    Sometimes I'm Happy
    Don't Worry 'Bout Me

    Stormy Weather
    I Wish I Were in Love Again
    Both Sides Now (2000)


    Shine (2007)
    One Week Last Summer
    This Place
    If I Had A Heart
    Hana
    Bad Dreams
    Big Yellow Taxi (2007)
    Night of the Iguana
    Strong and Wrong
    Shine
    If

    THE RULES

    1. Score every song 0-10. You can give two 11s if you complete both sections, one to a song from 1968-1979 and one to a song from 1982-2007. If you only complete the compulsory section, you get one eleven.
    2. Please don't take the piss. Not every album here is going to be to everyone's taste and we'll discuss why some Joni albums are so divisive, but there's nothing that would deserve an average of lower than 5. She's the greatest songwriter of all time -- read the lyrics, get to know the songs.
    3. Commentary for your eleven(s) only. If you participated in my last rate you know my eliminations tend to be long anyway, so I'll have enough to say for all of us. It keeps the thread moving too.
    4. The rate is split into two sections to make it easier for you all, but if you have the time and the inclination I urge you to complete both sections. This is a career spanning rate and the more people who listen to the second half of her discography the better our overview will be. Some of her best work is there!
    5. There are some songs here that deal very explicitly with themes of sexual abuse and domestic violence. If you're concerned about this, drop me a PM and I can give you a list of the songs in question.
    6. The songs with a strike through in the list above are not being rated, but please do listen to them to get a full sense of their respective albums. For Both Sides Now this isn't necessary as it's a jazz covers album, but you can decide for yourself.

    Song to a Seagull/Self Titled (1968)
    I Had a King
    Michael From Mountains
    Night in the City
    Marcie
    Nathan La Franeer
    Sistowbell Lane
    The Dawntreader
    The Pirate of Penance
    Song to a Seagull
    Cactus Tree
    Urge for Going (BONUS)

    Clouds (1969)
    Tin Angel
    Chelsea Morning
    I Don't Know Where I Stand
    That Song About the Midway
    Roses Blue
    The Gallery
    I Think I Understand
    Songs to Ageing Children Come
    The Fiddle and the Drum
    Both Sides Now

    Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
    Morning Morgantown
    For Free
    Conversation
    Ladies of the Canyon
    Willy
    The Arrangement
    Rainy Night House
    The Priest
    Blue Boy
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Woodstock
    The Circle Game

    Blue (1971)
    All I Want
    My Old Man
    Little Green
    Carey
    Blue
    California
    This Flight Tonight
    River
    A Case Of You
    The Last Time I Saw Richard

    For the Roses (1972)
    Banquet
    Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
    Barangrill
    Lesson in Survival
    Let the Wind Carry Me
    For the Roses
    See You Sometime
    Electricity
    You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio
    Blonde in the Bleachers
    Woman of Heart and Mind
    Judgement of the Moon and Stars

    Court and Spark (1974)
    Court and Spark
    Help Me
    Free Man in Paris
    People's Parties
    The Same Situation
    Car on a Hill
    Down to You
    Just Like This Train
    Raised on Robbery
    Trouble Child
    Twisted

    The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)
    In France They Kiss on Main Street
    The Jungle Line
    Edith and the Kingpin
    Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
    Shades of Scarlett Conquering
    The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    The Boho Dance
    Harry's House / Centrepiece
    Sweet Bird
    Shadows and Light

    Hejira (1976)
    Coyote
    Amelia
    Furry Sings the Blues
    A Strange Boy
    Hejira
    Song for Sharon
    Black Crow
    Blue Motel Room
    Refuge of the Roads

    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (1977)
    Overture/Cotton Avenue
    Talk to Me
    Jericho
    Paprika Plains
    Otis and Marlena
    Dreamworld
    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
    Off Night Backstreet
    The Silky Veils of Ardour

    Mingus (1979)
    God Must Be A Boogie Man
    Chair in the Sky
    The Wolf That Lives in Lindsay
    I's A Muggin
    Sweet Sucker Dance
    The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    Song to a Seagull/Self Titled (1968)
    I Had a King
    Michael From Mountains
    Night in the City
    Marcie
    Nathan La Franeer
    Sistowbell Lane
    The Dawntreader
    The Pirate of Penance
    Song to a Seagull
    Cactus Tree
    Urge for Going (BONUS)

    Clouds (1969)
    Tin Angel
    Chelsea Morning
    I Don't Know Where I Stand
    That Song About the Midway
    Roses Blue
    The Gallery
    I Think I Understand
    Songs to Ageing Children Come
    The Fiddle and the Drum
    Both Sides Now

    Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
    Morning Morgantown
    For Free
    Conversation
    Ladies of the Canyon
    Willy
    The Arrangement
    Rainy Night House
    The Priest
    Blue Boy
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Woodstock
    The Circle Game

    Blue (1971)
    All I Want
    My Old Man
    Little Green
    Carey
    Blue
    California
    This Flight Tonight
    River
    A Case Of You
    The Last Time I Saw Richard

    For the Roses (1972)
    Banquet
    Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
    Barangrill
    Lesson in Survival
    Let the Wind Carry Me
    For the Roses
    See You Sometime
    Electricity
    You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio
    Blonde in the Bleachers
    Woman of Heart and Mind
    Judgement of the Moon and Stars

    Court and Spark (1974)
    Court and Spark
    Help Me
    Free Man in Paris
    People's Parties
    The Same Situation
    Car on a Hill
    Down to You
    Just Like This Train
    Raised on Robbery
    Trouble Child
    Twisted

    The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)
    In France They Kiss on Main Street
    The Jungle Line
    Edith and the Kingpin
    Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
    Shades of Scarlett Conquering
    The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    The Boho Dance
    Harry's House / Centrepiece
    Sweet Bird
    Shadows and Light

    Hejira (1976)
    Coyote
    Amelia
    Furry Sings the Blues
    A Strange Boy
    Hejira
    Song for Sharon
    Black Crow
    Blue Motel Room
    Refuge of the Roads

    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (1977)
    Overture/Cotton Avenue
    Talk to Me
    Jericho
    Paprika Plains
    Otis and Marlena
    Dreamworld
    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
    Off Night Backstreet
    The Silky Veils of Ardour

    Mingus (1979)
    God Must Be A Boogie Man
    Chair in the Sky
    The Wolf That Lives in Lindsay
    Sweet Sucker Dance
    The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

    Wild Things Run Fast (1982)
    Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
    Wild Things Run Fast
    Ladies Man
    Moon at the Window
    Solid Love
    Be Cool
    You're So Square, Baby I Don't Care
    You Dream Flat Tires
    Man to Man
    Underneath the Streetlight
    Love

    Dog Eat Dog (1985)
    Good Friends
    Fiction
    The Three Great Stimulants
    Tax Free
    Dog Eat Dog
    Shiny Toys
    Ehtiopia
    Impossible Dreamer
    Lucky Girl

    Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm (1988)
    My Secret Place
    Number One
    Lakota
    The Tea Leaf Prophecy
    Dancin' Clown
    Cool Water
    The Beat of Black Wings
    Snakes and Ladders
    The Reoccuring Dream
    A Bird that Whistles

    Night Ride Home (1991)
    Night Ride Home
    Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free)
    Cherokee Louise
    The Windfall (Everything for Nothing)
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Come in from the Cold
    Nothing Can Be Done
    The Only Joy in Town
    Ray's Dad's Cadillac
    Two Grey Rooms

    Turbulent Indigo (1994)
    Sunny Sunday
    Sex Kills
    How Do You Stop
    Turbulent Indigo
    Last Chance Lost
    The Magdalene Laundries
    Not to Blame
    Borderline
    Yvette in English
    The Sire of Sorrow

    Taming the Tiger (1998)
    Harlem in Havana
    Man from Mars
    Love Puts on a New Face
    Lead Balloon
    No Apologies
    Taming the Tiger
    The Crazy Cries of Love
    Stay in Touch
    Face Lift
    My Best to You

    Both Sides Now (2000)
    You're My Thrill
    Stormy Weather

    Shine (2007)
    This Place
    If I Had A Heart
    Hana
    Bad Dreams
    Night of the Iguana
    Strong and Wrong
    Shine
    If

    BALLOTS DUE DECEMBER 18TH!


     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
  2. Lila

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  3. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Reserved for 'On Joni...'

    A selection of posts covering her career in each decade, as well as specific moments, performances, and songs we're not rating.
     
  4. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    170. Dancin' Clown - 5.49 Stuck in the romantic tradition of acting rough and tough
    169. You're So Square, Baby I Don't Care - 6.29 I don't know why my heart flips, I only know it does
    168. Ethiopia - 6.60 Betrayed by politics
    167. Lead Balloon - 6.72 An angry man is just an angry man, but an angry woman: bitch
    166. The Fiddle and the Drum - 6.81 What time is this to trade the handshake for the fist?
    165. Shiny Toys - 6.85 Whatever makes your time feel satisfying
    164. Chair in the Sky - 6.91 Processions of missing lovers and friends fade in, and they fade out again
    163. The Reoccurring Dream - 6.92 They offer relief for the purchase price
    162. Hana - 6.93 Hana steps out of a storm

    160. (TIE) Cool Water - 6.98 The nights are cool and I'm a fool
    160. (TIE) Solid Love - 6.98 Love has always made me feel so uneasy
    159. This Place - 7.11 When this place looks like a moonscape, don't say I didn't warn you
    158. A Bird That Whistles - 7.13 Tell me, why do you have to go?
    157. Snakes and Ladders - 7.17 In the crimes of time, how the seasons steal away
    156. Shine - 7.18 Shine on a hopeful girl in a dreamy dress
    155. Sweet Sucker Dance - 7.19 Shadows have the saddest things to say
    154. Strong and Wrong - 7.20 Men love war, that's what history's for
    153. If I Had A Heart - 7.21 We're making this Earth our funeral pyre
    152. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - 7.22 When Charlie speaks of Lester you know someone great has gone
    151. Man to Man - 7.25 I sure can be phony when I get scared

    150. Otis and Marlena - 7.26 All he gets are cartoons and reruns
    149. Ray's Dad's Cadillac - 7.292 I just can't keep the numbers in their place
    148. The Pirate of Penance - 7.293 He'll leave you drowning in the flotsam of a broken promise in the bay
    147. Lucky Girl - 7.31 I never loved a man I trusted as far as I could throw my shoe
    145. (TIE) Stormy Weather - 7.326 Just can't get my poor self together
    145. (TIE) Ladies Man - 7.326 I guess you learn to refuse what you think you can't handle
    144. Songs to Aging Children Come - 7.328 Does the moon play only silver when it strums the galaxy?
    143. Underneath the Streetlight - 7.33 I swear on the disco sparkle dark I do
    142. Number One - 7.35 Oh there must be more to living than a mortgage and a lawn to mow
    141. Dreamland - 7.36 Burning on the inside with the knowledge of things to come

    140. Twisted - 7.41 They say as a child I appeared a little bit wild with all my crazy ideas
    139. The Three Great Stimulants - 7.42 Last night I dreamt I saw the planet flicker
    138. Tax Free - 7.44 How can he speak for the Prince of peace when he's hawk right militant?
    136. (TIE) The Only Joy in Town - 7.45 In my youth I would have followed him all through this terracotta town
    136. (TIE) Dog Eat Dog - 7.45 Nothing is savoured long enough to really understand
    135. You're My Thrill - 7.461 Here's my heart on a silver platter
    134. Sisotowbell Lane - 7.463 Anywhere else now would seem very strange
    133. Be Cool - 7.48 Be your own best friend tonight and play it cool
    132. The Crazy Cries of Love - 7.50 They sang a lover's song of wild abandon
    131. I Think I Understand - 7.52 Forgetting fear but never disregarding her

    130. Lakota - 7.53 Don't you hear the shrieking in the trees?
    129. Love - 7.546 But when I became a woman, I put away childish things
    128. Song to a Seagull - 7.547 No dreams can possess you
    127. Taming the Tiger - 7.59 I'm a runaway from the record biz
    126. Wild Things Run Fast - 7.61 She thought she had him tamed but he was just as wild
    125. Nathan La Franeer - 7.62 Once again goodbye to symphonies and dirty trees
    124. No Apologies - 7.63 What a lofty title for such a petty little tyrant
    123. Bad Dreams - 7.653 I guess I should be happy just to be alive
    122. The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey - 7.656 If you're smart or rich or lucky maybe you'll beat the laws of man
    121. Blue Boy - 7.66 And she prayed aloud for love to waken in his face

    119. (TIE) The Priest - 7.67 He saw me young and he saw me old
    119. (TIE) Roses Blue - 7.67 She's gotten into tarot cards and potions
    118. Moon at the Window - 7.68 Nobody's harder on me than me
    117. You Dream Flat Tires - 7.69 It came to pass like lightning striking from above
    115. (TIE) The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines - 7.75 Like Midas in a polyester suit
    115. (TIE) Marcie - 7.75 Marcie's sorrow needs a man
    114. The Windfall (Everything for Nothing) - 7.758 Because Elvis gave them cars, you think I'm cheap
    113. God Must Be A Boogie Man - 7.76 Which would it be, Mingus one or two or three?
    112. Night of the Iguana - 7.79 He's burning like Augustine
    111. Michael from Mountains - 7.81 He needs you to care and you know you do

    110. Barangrill - 7.84 You think she's enlightened as she totals your bill
    109. Impossible Dreamer - 7.86 In the darkest part of the night, blue shadows conjure you
    108. The Beat of Black Wings - 7.865 The old pick the wars, we die in 'em
    107. The Silky Veils of Ardor - 7.868 But I have no wings and the water is so wide
    106. Overture/Cotton Avenue - 7.875 You see that summer storm brewing in the Southern sky
    105. Tin Angel - 7.878 Kept in satin boxes are reflections of love's memories
    104. Night in the City - 7.88 Music comes spilling out into the street
    103. Sweet Bird - 7.89 Calendars of our lives circled with compromise
    101. (TIE) The Gallery - 7.91 I gave you all my pretty years, then we began to weather
    101. (TIE) The Dawntreader - 7.91 A dream that you tell no one but the grey sea

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    100. If - 7.92 You've got the fight, you've got the insight
    99. Talk to Me - 7.94 You spend every sentence as if it was marked currency
    98. Off Night Backstreet - 7.95 You still keep me from finishing any new love I start
    97. The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) - 7.97 They sit up late and watch the Johnny Carson show
    96. That Song About The Midway - 7.98 I'm still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues
    95. Jericho - 8.00 Anyone will tell you just how hard it is to make and keep a friend
    94. Willy - 8.02 You're bound to lose if you let the blues get you scared to feel
    93. Trouble Child - 8.031 So why does it come as such a shock to know you really have no one?
    92. Good Friends - 8.035 I think nothing would suit me better than some downtown atmosphere
    91. Man From Mars - 8.10 The silence is so full of sounds

    90. Stay in Touch - 8.12 In the middle of our time on Earth, we perceive one another
    88. (TIE) Blonde in the Bleachers - 8.13 She tapes her regrets to the microphone stand
    88. (TIE) The Arrangement - 8.13 You know the grind is so ungrateful
    87. Don Juan's Reckless Daughter - 8.14 And we are twins of spirit, no matter which route home we take
    86. Last Chance Lost - 8.17 We talk of love in terms of sacrifice and compromise
    85. Face Lift - 8.20 For God's sake, I'm middle aged, mama
    84. See You Sometime - 8.21 We start out so kind and end so heartlessly
    83. The Jungle Line - 8.22 Screaming in a ritual of sound and time
    82. My Best to You - 8.23 May old father time never be unkind
    81. Lesson in Survival - 8.26 Oh baby, I can't seem to make it with you socially

    80. Harlem in Havana - 8.27 When Emmy Mae ran away, she came back a bottle blonde
    79. Electricity - 8.28 Out of touch with the breakdown of this century
    78. Yvette in English - 8.307 What blew her like a leaf his way?
    77. The Same Situation - 8.309 You've had lots of lovely women, now you turn your gaze to me
    76. Banquet - 8.31 I took my dream down by the sea
    75. I Don't Know Where I Stand - 8.34 Picked up a pencil and wrote I love you in my finest hand
    74. Fiction - 8.35 Fanned by fiery needs to deadly deeds in falling empires
    73. Shadows and Light - 8.37 Compelled by prescribed standards or some ideals we fight

    70. (TIE) Love Puts On A New Face - 8.38 Some bad dreams even love can't erase
    70. (TIE) Borderline - 8.38 Good or bad we think we know, as if thinking makes things so
    70. (TIE) Turbulent Indigo - 8.38 The madman hangs in fancy homes they wouldn't let him near
    68. (TIE) Raised on Robbery - 8.40 You know, drinking alone's a shame
    68. (TIE) Just Like This Train - 8.40 I used to count lovers like railroad cars
    67. Don't Interrupt the Sorrow - 8.403 God goes up the chimney like childhood Santa Claus
    66. Sunny Sunday - 8.404 She dodges the light like Blanche DuBois
    65. People's Parties - 8.406 I told you when I met you I was crazy
    64. Sex Kills - 8.408 Lawyers haven't been this popular since Robespierre slaughtered half of France
    63. Urge for Going - 8.42 All that stays is dying, all that lives is getting out
    62. How Do You Stop - 8.43 One day you're too young, then you're in your prime
    61. Edith and the Kingpin - 8.44 One by one they bring his renegade stories to her

    60. Not to Blame - 8.46 They're poking at the miseries made of love
    59. Rainy Night House - 8.49 You sat up all the night and watched me to see who in the world I might be
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021 at 4:52 PM
  5. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2021
  6. I am so excited for this and to get to binge on Joni for the next month.

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    Also I'm a huge fan of the Geffen years (and Turbulent Indigo) and I hope they aren't done too dirty.
     
  7. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Turbulent Indigo has grown on me massively since I started the prep for this. I have some thoughts on it I’ll share when I do the 90s overview but it houses one song that I think is amongst her top 10.
     
  8. My body is ready! Excited for this @Lila - though I think entertaining the option of letting the gorls swerve the second half of her discography is being too lenient! I suppose if it gets more voters...

    Are .5 scores allowed?
     
  9. Count me in! The way I might have close to 10 averages for certain albums, which isn't surprising considering the abundance of flavor that's right there. On another note, thank you for giving us the option to have as many as three 11 even though I'll still struggle picking them effdsijfodsjf
     
  10. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I will try my best to get the mandatory stuff done.

    @Petty Mayonnaise your moment has arrived
     
  11. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    Definitely! I’m hoping people do the second half anyway because it’s where the closest thing to bops are I guess ddd


    It’s just the two elevens! You get one per section.
     
  12. This is the moment I've been waiting for omg
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    WaiT at Turbulent Indigo being optional when I need the girls to give their 11s to Magdalene Laundries
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  13. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    Blue is one of my favorite albums of all times ddddd So I'll try to get the mandatory part done at least!
     
  14. Let me prepare campaign materials encouraging you all to give Night Ride Home 10s across the board.

    Disclaimer also: Hejira is likely my favourite album ever and if I see or read any kind of blasphemy... it’s on sight.
     
  15. Lila

    Lila Staff Member




    Two of her best albums.
     
  16. I am BEYOND excited! Blue is just a transformative album, after you hear it for the first time, you change. I gushed all about it to my fiance's dad last weekend! I will definitely be here for the mandatory section and hope I can stave off the seasonal depression long enough to make it through all the albums fairly!
     
  17. Lila

    Lila Staff Member

    To be honest some of the mandatory albums are harder to get to grips with than the optional stuff, they just have the benefit of being more famous.
     
  18. I only know Blue but I do plan on doing this! Excited to dive into her music.
     
  19. I. Am. Ready.

    Also


    I have no idea what this will be but looks like it could be interesting.

    Also @Music Is Death get on here and give 10s across the board please.
     
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  20. I relistened to her whole discography this summer and got familiar with lots of those 80s and 90s albums for the first time. SO. I’m ready. And the additional 11 after 1982... will not require much thought so I’m celebrating that.

    Not that I mind but just wondering what the logic was behind those two songs being the only ones included from Both Sides Now?
     
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