Joni Mitchell
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Reviews // 7 Articles
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News // 1 Articles
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//Features

The Innovators
29 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

Sometimes changing the course of modern music can be surprisingly easy. Though their names may not be laced in the stars right next to Sinatra and Dylan, these mavericks will always be remembered for breaking boundaries, stretching the definitions of genres, and rewriting what the very notion of a "pop song" is.

Part 4: Heaven 17 to N.W.A. (1981-1988)
18 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM

Sarcasm, irony, tongue-in-cheek, parody. Thumb your nose at 'em. Flip 'em the finger. Plug in the amp and blast 'em. That oughta kick 'em outta their apathy and get their asses shakin'! And more thoughts on motivational music.

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Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced
15 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

Love Has Many Faces is a great box set, but make no mistake: while it does tell Joni Mitchell's story, it may not be the exact one you've been wanting to hear.

Tracey Thorn: Tinsel and Lights
12 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM

A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.

//Blogs

Counterbalance No. 159: Joni Mitchell's 'Court and Spark'
17 Jan 2014 // 4:00 AM

The 159th most acclaimed album of all time is flirting around. Flirting and flirting, hurting too. This week's Counterbalance loves its lovin', but not like it loves its freedom.

Counterbalance No. 48: Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue'
26 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM

Everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way out but Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn don't think so. They’re taking a look around Joni Mitchell's 1971 folk masterpiece Blue -- Acclaimed Music’s 48th Greatest Album of All Time.

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'Fiddle and the Drum' presents a new facet of songsmith Joni Mitchell
22 Feb 2010 // 1:00 AM

SEATTLE — With her blond tresses, her sweet and high voice, her charmed songs of love, protest and rites of passage, Joni Mitchell became the quintessential

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