As I mentioned in this blog, Rolling Stone Magazine have compiled a list of the top 500 albums of all time. I am going to blog about each of the top 30, roughly once a week, over the next 30-odd weeks. In reverse order of course.
At number 30 is Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue. I bought this album as a teenager, in fact it was the first Joni Mitchell album I ever bought. As of this moment, I don’t actually know how many of the top 30 albums I own, but by the end of blogging about them I will work it out.
I am a big Joni Mitchell fan. I blogged about her song Both sides now here. I cannot profess to like every song on this album, but the ones I do like are superb. If you read the comments in the screen capture above you will see that Rolling Stone suggests it may be the ultimate breakup album. Well, it is a pretty good breakup album, but in my opinion the ultimate breakup album is in Rolling Stone’s list at number 16. So, I will get to that album in about 14 or 15 weeks.
My favourite songs on Blue are Blue, California, River and A Case of you. The album is definitely worth a listen, maybe via one of the on-line streaming services if you don’t feel like buying it.