Discography: Joni Mitchell: Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm

Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm doesn’t sound like a work of art but a product—one from an artist who once possessed an unlimited capacity to surprise us.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Dog Eat Dog
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Dog Eat Dog

For all its flaws, Dog Eat Dog is a fascinatingly skewed vision of ‘80s pop that simply needs to be heard to be believed.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

A document of one of the greatest songwriters of her generation, approaching a new decade with undampened felicity and sophistication.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Mingus
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Mingus

Mingus represents a partnership of iconoclasts coming together to create something as great as—if not quite greater than—the sum of their collective parts.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

A crossroads for fans—both a confirmation of Mitchell's stature as an auteur and a revelation of the ugliest aspects of her art.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Hejira
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Hejira

Hejira perhaps remains as Mitchell's most complex album, an expression of vision so profound that it makes her dense, adventurous earlier music almost sound straightforward in comparison.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: The Hissing of Summer Lawns
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: The Hissing of Summer Lawns

It is cruelly fitting that Joni Mitchell was essentially punished for releasing an album that both exemplifies and thematizes doing things one’s own way.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark

Mitchell’s ambivalent, questioning attitude toward romance informs much of the album, as if the sudden uptick in interest in her prompted a closer examination of what she gets…

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: For the Roses
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: For the Roses

For the Roses—provided one can get past its thorny exterior—is likely to stay with the listener for a long time.

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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Blue
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Discography: Joni Mitchell: Blue