Best Breakup Songs: 30 Classic Salves For Broken-Hearted Lovers
From cathartic ballads to musings on lost love, the best breakup songs face up to loneliness by coming to terms with the death of romance.
Best Reissues Of 2022: 40 Essential Releases Of The Year So Far
The best reissues of 2022 bring must-have classic albums back into view for long-term collectors and curious newcomers alike.
‘For The Roses’: This Overlooked Joni Mitchell Album Deserves Garlands
Released between two critical and commercial peaks, the ‘For The Roses’ album finds Joni Mitchell’s artistry continuing to flourish.
‘Hejira’: How Joni Mitchell Journeyed Into Her Greatest Musical Experiment
Joni Mitchell’s eighth album, ‘Hejira’ was dominated by themes of wanderlust. It remains the peak of her 70s musical experiments.
17 Joni Mitchell Paintings And Self-Portraits Used As Album Covers
Many Joni Mitchell paintings and self-portraits have made for unforgettable album covers, serving to enhance her ‘very visual’ songs.
‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’: Joni Mitchell’s Savage Takedown Of Middle-Class Life
Cynical, ambiguous and beloved by Prince, ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’ is, for many, Joni Mitchell’s best album.
‘Mingus’: What Happened When Joni Mitchell Met A Jazz Legend
A unique collaboration between Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus, ‘Mingus’ was the crowning album in an innovative period of creativity.
‘Clouds’: How Joni Mitchell Began To See Life From All Sides Now
With the ‘Clouds’ album, Joni Mitchell found her sweet spots: the joins between love and freedom, hope and despair, and much, much more.
‘Ladies Of The Canyon’: The Further Depths Of Joni Mitchell’s Creativity
An album that explores joy and hope alongside sadness, ‘Ladies Of The Canyon’ took steps towards Joni Mitchell’s later experimentation.
‘Song To A Seagull’: The Story Behind Joni Mitchell’s Debut Flight
Far from a regular ‘folk’ album, Joni Mitchell’s debut, ‘Song To A Seagull’, explored her voracious exploratory impulse.
‘Both Sides Now’: Behind Joni Mitchell’s Mature Masterpiece Album
With her ‘Both Sides Now’ album of 2000, Joni Mitchell looked to songbooks of the past in order to demonstrate her interpretative prowess.
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