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The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Joni Mitchell

1975

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The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Rating

3.03

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Nice production value. The Jungle Line is cool and not the sound i associated with Joni Mitchell. I’m a fan!

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Pretty remarkable, even if Joni Mitchell has a voice that I seriously cannot get along with. The craft and talent are apparent but, man, that voice...

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😴 zzz zzz....

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God this is boring

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Not my cup of tea. Too slow and jazzy, maybe it's that I don't understand the context of the time the album was written. Almost fell asleep listening to it. Best: idek Worst: The whole album??

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Estoy convencido de que Joni Mitchell es poeta, jaja. Ya había dicho creo que su voz me resulta agradable, relajante y aquí pasa lo mismo, si bien a diferencia del Court and Spark, acá hay más relajo respecto a las letras y sobre todo las melodías. Se nota, pues, como este intento de jazz fusionado con lo pop, lo folk y el resultado me gusta. De repente parece poesía musicalizada, pero que no todo lo sea es lo que me convence. Mis canciones favoritas fueron "The Jungle Line" y "Harry's House / Centerpiece", la primera por esos tamborcitos y todo el tono (que me enteré de que son un sample y es el primer sample reconocido en música "comercial") y la segunda por su composición y además la manera en que inserta "Centerpiece". En sí, todas me gustaron, es un bonito recorrido y a "The Boho Dance" también le tengo cariño porque Björk la covereó. Btw, "The Jungle Line" suena de repente a "Earth Intruders" en sus principios y también entiendo cada vez más que a Lana del Rey le guste Joni. 9/10

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4

Big ol vibe

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Fascinating! This Joni Mitchell could have been a boring coffeehouse singer-songwriter, but this is avant-garde coffeehouse. I love the jungle line! It reminds me of Ween. Way ahead of its time and stretching the power of the moog. Sweet bird, shadows and light, and the opening track "France" are also great. I give it 8/10 - a great album and I'm glad I listened.

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Joni Mitchell doing her usual blend of folk rock and jazz. Her lyrics will always be standouts as she has a canny ability to create songs that often feel like you're listening to a painting. It's wonderfully detailed, fascinating stuff.

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This was like a time piece for someone who loathed the late 60s/early 70s.

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Production value was better. Still don't care for the music. Joni Mitchell does not speak to me.

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I love the sort of free-flowing inventiveness of the song structure and the arrangements here, but none of it ever sinks in for me.

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The jungle line rubs me the wrong way, and with it being song #2, put me in a bad mood. She's a heck of a songwriter, and most of the music is beautiful. But overall, something that I'd most likely not put into the rotation.

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So I have realized that I hate Joni Mitchell

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Not my thing, I did not enjoy this album.

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I just do not like Joni Mitchell.

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5

Joni Mitchell has made more than a couple of perfect albums in her career, this is one of them. So good

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I mean, Joni Mitchell is classic, and surprisingly, I’d never actually listened to one of her albums. I enjoyed this one and would look for more of her in the future.

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5

Joni knocks it out of the park on this one. Summer feels with an excellent blend of nostalgia, melancholy, and ambience.

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Queen stays queen

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Really nice album

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5

One of my faves

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5

Mitchell is a master and this is a masterpiece

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Haven’t heard anything like it.

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Fantastic. The vocals and lyricism are breathtaking, and closing track was one of the biggest surprises in music for me.

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5

I was sort of dreading this after her more folksy albums, but it's kind of perfect. The sort of thing Air were trying to do, minus the tongue-in-cheekness.

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5

Really liked it. Eclectic and interesting.

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Beautiful

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A happy Joni Mitchel that I din't know! Loved it! Melhor música: The Jungle Line e Shades of Scarlet Conquering

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mjög kosy plata mjög nice að hlusta á i like it a lot

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awesome album and super impressive for 1975 The Jungle Line sounds like if Tyler, The Creator produced the beat for a Björk song, and again to make a song like that in 1975 is extremely impressive overall, I love Joni Mitchell’s discography and this album is one of my favorites of hers, 10/10

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Feels like the first perfect day of summer. Jazz, folk, beautiful poetic lyrics. This might be my favourite from Joni Mitchell.

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First half much better than the second

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Very nice and calm.

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4

Great pop album. Solid from start to finish.

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Like this much better note than I did years ago

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4

What a strange album. I love Joni Mitchell's voice. This album is an album that doesn't know it's own genre. I didn't know a single song, but would listen again.

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very relaxing and sweet, nice voice and good riffs

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Yeah that was good I liked it

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Ahh, não devia ter ouvido o Blue antes desse, né? Agora fico querendo comparar os dois e não tem como algo bater aquele álbum incrível. Mas esse é muito bom!

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Approaching a masterpiece, this album is quite an experience! Much more sonically diverse than her other stuff I've heard, and the lyrics are so profound. Way to kill it again, Joni!

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Well this was an interesting listen. Definitely an experimental time, Joni must have been influenced by synthesizers, jazz and progressive rock as much as her previous style. There are definitely some words and lyrics which I didn't understand. This could be as much the way she chooses to sing them as much as the words themselves. I feel like I'm missing something in the lyrics, it could be the age of the album. It could be the way she sings. Perhaps someone more familiar with both the 1970s and Joni would know. Overall, I enjoyed it and would probably listen again. 7/10

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Well how could you not enjoy this album? No clue.

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I never listened to Joni Mitchell at all until this album, and while it was a great album, it just didn't resonate with me. I even listened to this twice at work, and i still couldn't feel this...if it makes sense. " Don't Interrupt The Sorrow" was definitely the best song of the album, which was incredibly well done, and i still give this high marks, maybe i'm just crazy, or the next listen-to will change things for me.

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NO es el Blue, pero es un disco mayúsculo

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I now understand one of the places music I like came from.

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“The Hissing of Summer Lawns” by Joni Mitchell (1975) Lyrics. Lyrics. Lyrics. To appreciate this album is to immerse oneself in the Lyrics. Here Joni Mitchell demonstrates her superlatively intelligent transformation of serious thoughts and feelings into meaningful sound. Her poetry is smart without being pretentiously erudite. She employs highly referential subject matter in service to exquisitely feminine introspection and evocation. Each line is vivid. Each phrase punctuated by perfectly placed consonants, begging a listener like me to shut down my interior (male) voice and surrender my attention to her. Joni Mitchell could get me to do anything. If I were so fortunate as to take her out on a date, my first words to her would be “Conquer me, Scarlett.” Musically, this is a very well produced album, well executed and recorded, and very appealing (if the listener has developed a taste for both jazz and folk—in that order). Dispensing with standard structures and melodic conventions, she walks her own path. Glad to follow. 4/5

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Me pareció sonicamente mucho más llamativo que el anterior qie escuchamos de ella. A pesar de que son canciones con tonos que usualmente no me interesan, la verdad sí disfruté mucho este disco, melancolía y dulzura. Canciones favs: Harry's house y shadows and light. Mood: estoy muriendo?

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Sets it's stall out in the first 20 seconds: "Downtown My darling dime store thief In the War of Independence Rock 'n' roll rang sweet as victory" Lyrically very striking, musiclly interesting. Liked it a lot. Feels like it would have more to give on repeat listens. 4/5

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My mom used to listen to her a lot. Makes me feel like I should be in the 70s listening to this.

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I didn’t love it, because it was Joni Mitchell I was tempted to score high, but maybe it’s not as high as I think

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Sonically and lyrically interesting. I would probably revisit this one a few times to see if I can make more sense of it.

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Love her

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Joni is good for all moods. 🙌🏼

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Mitchell does some of her jazz/folk. BT: In France They Kiss On Main Street, Don't Interrupt the Sorrow, Harry's House / Centerpiece

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Se antoga para una tarde nublada de depresión y vino, y sí, eso es un cliché. Nunca había escuchado nada de Joni, pero sí la tenía presente como una figura femenina importante de la música de su época. igual y por no tener más referencias de ella no tengo claro el impacto o la razón de su inclusión en esta lista (?)

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I definitely see why this alienated Joni Mitchell fans of the time. It was a little more artsy, a little more jazzy, a little more psychedelic than her other musical endeavors. However, I thought it was an experiment that yeilded a great end product! Maybe not the instant classic that Blue was, but a great album of its own; I want more time to digest it.

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The jazz, folk and experimental sound of this album make it worth listening to.

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Lovely way to start the morning.

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super cool jazzy sound, not my cup of tea but a great listen

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Very vintage sounding, very calm, is nice

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Bra album! Bästa låtarna: In France They Kiss on Main Street Don't Interrupt the Sorrow The Hissing of Summer Lawns The Boho Dance Harry's House / Centerpiece

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If you like slow music, then is is just for you.

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Very good. Vibey and beautiful.

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one of my favourite 1001-ers

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I am #always #available for some Joni

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Good album. I rated the previous Joni Mitchell album 3 stars with the only criticism that the songs don't really feel like they're going anywhere. This one seems a bit more mature musically. The poppy jazz instrumentation was a great background for Mitchell's beautifully soothing voice. I liked it.

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I kinda only knew Joni Mitchell from that one hit (Taxi) and the Prince cover, but I'm very glad I finally fully listened to some more of her music. The album is an amazing combination of folk and jazz.

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Good album, enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting. Very different vibe from Blue, more varied instrumentals and the lyrics are quite nice. Particularly liked Don't Interrupt the Sorrow.

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Pretty good

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I've never been particularly into Joni Mitchell but damn if this isn't one of the prettiest albums I've ever heard.

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Nearly a 4.... much better than I thought!

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3

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6.5/10 FT: in France they kiss on main street

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Interesting, super jazzy. Not something I'd listen to a lot but glad to have heard it. Favorite tracks: "The Hissing of Summer Lawns", "Harry's House/Centerpiece"

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Enjoyable and easy listen

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A little too experimental. This is my least favorite of Joni Mitchell's albums, but it's not as if there isn't good material. Best track: Sweet Bird

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Spotify. Sorry Joni i don’t get it

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Probably very good technically but didn't grab me. Will listen again.

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A mixing of Folk, Jazz, and Pop. The second half the album is stronger than the first. Sweet Bird, and The Boho Dance are the standout tracks.

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Ok nothing special, great voice, ok songs.

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not the mood for today.

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I’ve never been a big Joni fan. While this album didn’t change my mind in that, I did enjoy it more than I was expecting to.

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Not entirely my cup of tea, but no real complaints about it either

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Hissing of summer lawns is an amazing name

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Meh, not the bomb, no blue

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Lamento no poder entrarle a este disco sin tener el peso de haber oído ya los demás, porque ahora me suena como más de lo mismo, y quizá sin conocer los otros, este disco me parecería mejor. La voz que usa en "Harry's House / Centerpiece" y los arreglos de piano de la canción hacen que el disco valga la pena y en general su entrada a más jazz lo hacen un disco bonito, como para escuchar en un día de flojera y melancolía.

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Me gustó más que los anteriores. Su timbre es muy agradable pero siento que va de lo mismo en cada disco

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she's had better albums but her lyricism is always immaculate

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I know she is a musical genius, but I have a hard time connecting with most of her music for some reason. There are some moments of this album that just wowed me but overall it's still not for me. 3 stars.

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Pretty good joni album, but didn’t like all the songs

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¿Cuánto Joni Mitchell va a haber? No es queja, quizá solo demuestra un hueco enorme que tenía en mi conocimiento de música popular. Sigue siendo un descubrimiento muy interesante, de verdad que es una artista completa en todos los aspectos, las letras excelentes... pero aquí tuvimos un problema ella y yo... Esa primera canción... y algunas otras del disco; todas esas que suenan a smooth jazz-rock... suenan horribles y se quedan al nivel de música de huevísima de CD de compilación del Starbucks. Las otras canciones de verdad salvan al disco; se sienten por ahí algunos ritmos tipo world music que pegan muy bien así como algunas canciones de pop casi minimalista que inmediatamente suenan a algo que seguramente en su momento influenció a alguien como Björk o algo como Shadows In Light que juega por ahí a experimentar un poco con sonidos de rock progresivo. Estas canciones de verdad salvan y elevan al disco muchísimo, si todo hubiera sido experimentando con ritmos de ese tipo el disco hubiera sido un 4 o 4.5 fácil; por otro lado si todo hubiera sido en la línea en la que empieza, a pesar de lo bien escritas que tienen sus letras no hubiera llegado quizá ni a las 2 estrellas, de verdad así de diametral se siente la calidad musical por esos fondos sosos de jazz.

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As mentioned, the Jungle song was outrageously annoying but there were some gems on here. Not my fave JM album but overall enjoyable

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El segundo disco que oigo de esta lista de Joni Mitchell. La primera canción me ha vuelto a recordas a los Carpenters y es bastante buena: "In France they kiss on main street". Luego viene "The jungle line" con samples de percusión africana antes de que Paul Simon hiciera estas cosas y con un sonido que me recuerda más a Björk que al folk, sorprendente para un disco de 1975.

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It's a surprising album with some very interesting songs but at the same time, some songs are very boring. I liked to listen to it, but it's not very probable that it will happen again, even with those good songs at the first part of the album. The art cover is very beautiful.

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mellow

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Also a good listen. 2 Joni’s in a row. I prefer Blue.

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Ihan kivaa laulantaa, mutta ei mielestäni taiteelliselta tasoltaan mitenkään järisyttävää, eikä toisaalta myöskään kovin tarttuvia biisejä. Ei häirinnyt, mutta kaksi kuuntelukertaa oli tälle levylle ihan tarpeeksi, tuskin tulee enää palattua tämän pariin.

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Joni only has that one song and it’s just ok

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Beautiful Joni vocals and grown up music. Not as catchy as earlier albums, but much more accessible than later ones.

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A decent melodic folk album. 7.1/10

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More than solid side one with side two a little uneven.

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I typically like Joni Mitchell. Wasn't my favorite, but had some okay tracks.

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arrangement on the first few tracks are off-putting on first listen but I found them appealing on subsequent listens.

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Detailed storytelling with pointed lyrics. A few cool experimental tracks. Not overly impressed with the the music.

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3

Nice vibes and a couple of songs i really liked

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ok

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Complicated!

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Pleasant jazz-laced pop with some musical suprises

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En pose blandet bolsjer. Meget folksy med langsomme og følende tekster. Fænger ikke helt. 3,5

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Joni shifts more towards experimentation and jazz. This culminates in her fusion effort \"Hejira.\"

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3

Thought it would be dull, but a lot of it was quite interesting. Jungle was trippy, I loved it. Must have been pretty crazy to listen to in '75.

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Started strong, The Jungle Line is a funky tune. But her voice is just too sickly sweet for me

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Joni Mitchell’s lyricism and voice is a talent all it’s own. The album is pretty good and enjoyable to listen to. She does a good job but none of the songs feel like strong hits that stick with you. 6.2/10

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Not heard previously. Have struggled to get into Joni Mitchell albums previously but this engaged me more. Suspect this might grow on me further/reveal more with more listens, so will add it to the rotation.

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ничем не выделяется, в плане музыки интересно. в плане вокальной партии зачастую скучно, интересные аранжировки

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Started out with a pretty low opinion of it, but really warmed up as the album progressed. By the end, I was in the groove. This genre is really not for me, but I found that I really dig Joni's voice. Plus, this kind of music is so incredibly evocative of a specific time and place. I feel like I'm wandering around New York City on an autumn day in the mid-70s. So, again, my 3 star review does not capture my true feelings of the album. I respect the artistry and the singular vision enough to give it a 4, but my enjoyment was probably closer to a 2.

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I'm not too familiar with Joni Mitchell's music, so I wasn't sure what to expect going into this. To be honest, I didn't find myself enjoying it all that much. There are some really nice moments throughout, but as a whole I don't care for it. I could see something like this growing on me over time, but right now I feel a bit indifferent towards it.

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1975. In France They Miss on Main Street, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns

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Well it's Joni Mitchell so as a Canadian I am required to have mad respect for her, but do I enjoy her music? Some of it! Like this album ... I like the first song; In France they Kiss on Main Street, the 4th and 5th songs; Don't Interrupt the Sorrow and Shades of Scarlet Conquering. Harry's House / Centerpiece is a good song that works for me on many levels, the jazzy motifs and bluesy vocal. The title track isn't bad. The rest is eclectic sounding but ultimately does not connect with me. 3.5 🌟

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This is my first time really listening to Joni but it was pretty good! I don’t see myself revisiting it though.

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It was really pleasant listening, but very samey, could've been on a very indie advert.

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This Joni Mitchell album has way too much Joni Mitchell in it. Less Joni please. I liked a lot of the music and was even surprised by a couple of songs, but less Joni would have made all of them better.

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After just listening to Tori Amos, I don't feel that Joni Mitchell carries the same passion... it's feels more like an aloof observer, with a very samey feel throughout the album. It is well written, but doesn't capture my interest very well.

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Jazz/prog folk. It’s just not really my thing

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Nice.

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All of these tracks were new to me, but Joni Mitchell's clear and strong voice was shone through on each track. The album is good, but none of the tracks really stood out to me enough to call me back to the album for a second listen.

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If I was being sung to sleep sure. Did not enjoy.

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Fine 70's hippie folk. Pleasant listening, wouldn't mind if it came on again, but wouldn't likely search for it.

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I thought I was going to be able to handle about 10 seconds per song but made it thru whole album. Actually had some groove here and there. Thought it would be acoustic guitar with that Muppet voice. I'll have to give her more consideration going forward

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3

Definitely some good tracks on there, but also some tracks where I felt either too dumb or too sober or too young to appreciate/understand.

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Not on Spotify - Joe Rogan still sucks! All the songs and pretty similar, and not in a good way. She can really sing, and the lyrics are good, but it didn't quite grab me. Very enjoyable, but not especially memorable

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Wistful and melancholic

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p344. 1975. 3 stars The epitome of 70's singer-songwriter albums. Great voice, sharp lyrics, all sorts of things going on here - burundi beat, jazz, West Coast AOR. Not to everyone's taste, and probably not as good as Blue. 1 star deducted for dated production - dig that electric piano baby! - and some tracks outstay their welcome.

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Was never really a fan.

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Ei kovinkaan mieleenpainuvaa musiikkia. Kovin Tori Amos -tyyppistä menoa mutta huonommilla sävellyksillä. Liekö tämä toiminut esikuvana Amosille.

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Como ya había comentado en sus otros 2 discos (que han salido hasta ahora, al menos), Joni Mitchel tiene un timbre y un estilo vocal muy agradables, y creo que su talento fue muy subestimado... ...pero es que de verdad, la música que escoge no le ayuda NADA. Es como una mezcla de folk con jazz rara. Este disco me pareció muy, muy aburrido.

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The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell. A very obscure poem based jazz rock fusion album. I can feel the connection between this album and artists like Bjork or even Portishead altho THoSL is absolutely reflective of the time it was recorded. With flowy orchestral sweeps under spacey synths this music is caught between pop and far out expressionism. The parts I enjoyed were over shadowed by the majority of music that possibly just went over my head. Maybe I wasn't high enough. 2/5

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Her voice is just to odd for my taste. 🤷

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Beautiful voice but not my kind of jams.

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There is no variety in this album, all the songs sound the same. It's not horrible but its not great. 2/5

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Some interesting moments and lyrics, but give me “Blue” over this any and every day of the week, please. Sad/weird fact: Joni Mitchell has Morgellon’s Disease which makes you feel like there are literal bugs crawling under your skin. Sounds like a Cronenberg movie.

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Aj karamba, zapomnialem ze weekendowo rowniez nowe albumiki maja sie dodawac i zaspalem chyba jednego, przechodzac do samego albumiku, to chyba dosc ciezko go przypisac do konkretnego gatunku, bo niektore kawalki sa trzymane w stricte popowego jazzu, jak otwierajacy in france they kiss on the main street czy boho dance, ale sa tez kawalki ciekawe ktore wedlug mnie zasluguja na uwage, mianowicie the jungle line, przez ciekawie zsamplowane drumy, podobno prawdziwie afrykanskie, bo takie creditsy mozna zobaczyc na liscie kontrybutorow do tego kawalka, kolejnym jest track zamykajacy plyte, czyli shadows and light jest to kompozycja stworzona wokol overduba voica Pani Joni, daje to dosc niezwykly efekt, bo o ile pierwszy raz slysze jej material, a zbyt wielu zenskich wokali nie mialem okazji oceniac, to ten stawiam naprawde wysoko, ale instrumentalnie album zazwyczaj jest nudny, z pewnoscia przeslucham wiecej albumow z takim wokalem

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Nah

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seems dated now

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Some decent songs but no where near as good as court and spark or blue

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Some interesting songs, too rambling and whimsical for me.

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First time hear this music creator. Interesting.

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meh

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não curti muito

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Pesado y aburrido de escuchar. Tiene discos mucho mejores.

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I’ve heard of Joni before, other than the first song which I found good the album wasn’t to my liking just not something I would listen to 2/5

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Again, just not my thing.

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57. Ninguém toca no menino, o menino é protegido, o menino é especial. Já há poucos pontos no mapa para eu pôr. Temos de criar novas memórias com o menino, daqui a uns anos ele não se lembra de nada. Mais vale remediar. MotA: The Hissing of Summer Lawns "Downtown / My darling dime store thief"

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Beetje een saai album, weinig variatie

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not a lot going on here. Jungle Line was only standout song for me.

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I’ll admit that I’ve never heard a Joni Mitchell album before, and I came into this album with absolutely 0 background. After giving this and her top hits a listen, I can see where she was essential in bringing modern folk/Americana to the forefront of popularity. However, I’m not sure if this was the best album to introduce me. For all the fantastic lyrics and singing on Joni’s part, the accompanying folk-jazz blend was just a little too avant-garde. The album is truly unique and by no means bad, and I can tell it’s an album with layers that will take a couple of listens to soak in.

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Folk rock: the genre I don't like that is just so influential and essential that it comprises half this book, almost as if just to annoy me personally. 2/5.

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cada vez que escucho a joni mitchell me pasa lo mismo, y es que no puedo conectar con su música sin importar que tan buena sea la canción

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Didi not enjoy skipped most songs - Boho dance was favorite

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Not my favorite. Hard to explain but it doesn't really sound like she's singing songs. It's more like she's just talking to you but melodically.

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Great voice. Interesting lyrics. Music didn’t do it for me.

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Not for me.

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Didn't click with this one. Weak melodies. 5/10

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As always Mitchell's vox soar and swoop all over this LP, evoking a range of emotions and reeling the listener in with its tones. However, the orchestration and arrangement here are a bit too meandering to gel together as an artistic whole - this album nearly sells the essence of floating across Central Park on a lazy day, but gets caught up in one too many refrains and jazz licks to really land the concept.

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I'm bored!! I'm so bored!!! Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

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I wish i could go half stars cuz this is a 2.5 which is right in the middle. Not good or bad, white lady folksy shit just not my jam.

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Nothing standout here, an entire album of 'this is absolutely fine' but not a single track that I'd call actively interesting or engaging.

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As a Canadian, I'm contractually obligated to like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Honestly though this is some 70s junk. She can write a good song like nobody's business but it just doesn't come across in these arrangements and production. Prefer the stripped back vocals and guitars, but can't please everyone.

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some good instrumentals in several tracks, not bad vocal, even kinda interesting and unusual, but damn, it lacks something or there is too much of this avant-garde, I was waiting til the end at some point. Didn't enjoy it but it wasn't bad music, so I think 2 is far enough

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I did not care for it. The songs were not that good. The lyrics were not that good. I made it through it.

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If y'ain't on Spotify, y'ain't real. Exist to get a rating lmao

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Boring not necessarily bad

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I feel like my high school English teachers would love this album. However, I, a dum-dum, had to listen to tracks multiple times and read along with the lyrics to figure out what the heck Joni was talking about. Good Panera Bread type beats tho

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Nope. Joni wrote some great songs, but her albums drag. This one manages to combine dull with pretentious. What is it with this vocal delivery? Is she trying to demonstrate how clever and poetic her vocals are? The Jungle Line doesn't deserve to be on this album, it's much too good. Saves the album from a one star.

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Meh, en innostunut.

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Niet wéér Joni. Die vorige plaat was ook echt stukken beter. Het is echt allemaal meer van hetzelfde en niet zo boeiend.

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Prachtige stem, maar verder vond ik het niet zo spectaculair

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Didn't quite like it

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Didn’t connect with these songs

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wacala

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VALV

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I have to agree with the initial reviews of the album. The lyrics are great, the music is mostly bad to terrible. I liked a few songs - don't interrupt the sorrow, the title track, and shadows and light. A few were literally unlistenable (the Jungle Line).

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Didn't like it

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This is not for me - it’s too nice. May work on some occasions but not in the depth of winter in the middle of lockdown!

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Este miserable disco lleno de los típicos manerismos de la artista y la melcocha de su voz tiene la única canción chida de su carrera: The Jungle Line. Escucho esto y me dan ganas de morir de sobredosis de fentanilo. Por cierto, ya se distribuye esa droga en Chihuahua. Chihuahua vive en el futuro.

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I’m not gonna talk shit but this wasn’t for me.

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I've said before that those magic moments of synthesis between voice, music and word are probably the best explanation of my own personal music taste (examples from this project so far are Talk Talk's masterful colour of spring, Springsteen's extended numbers from Darkness on the Edge of Town and most surprisingly some of the shoegaze stuff from Ride) Well, this album is the antithesis of all that. The songs are so loose and disparate with Mitchell attempting to bridge the gap by singing a version of a melody. This style has unfortunately paved the way for a whole genre of jazz singers to follow suit. It's not like I even dislike Joni Mitchell, I'm fairly familiar with her more commercial compositions from the early 70's and very much enjoy the album 'Blue' , but she has in recent years come out with an anti Dylan agenda accusing him of misogyny and plagiarism despite performing regularly with him over the years. (search YouTube for her backstage duet of 'Coyote' with Dylan at a Rolling Thunder gig, sublime)

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racist piece of shit

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Disappointing.

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Nah

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Man this is boring. Once again, this reminds me of the music I would hear on the after-school bus, an experience that I hated

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I was well and truly bored. My lowest rating yet.

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This would have been better as a double album: one LP for just the music and one for the singing

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So dull.

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She does thing weird thing where she doesn't resolve the harmony on the note where you'd expect it to resolve. Sounds like a deceptive cadence, it's experimental and I don't like it. At it wasn't on Spotify so minus 1 star. Favorite song - The hissing of Summer Lawns

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Arte

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