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The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time 

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Joni Mitchell is considered one of the greatest female vocalists. List of the best Joni Mitchell albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Joni Mitchell discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Joni Mitchell albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Joni Mitchell singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Joni Mitchell album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Joni Mitchell album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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1
Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1971); Tracks: This Flight Tonight, Blue & All I Want

Length (mins): 00:36:16

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Folk music

2
Hejira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1976); Tracks: Song for Sharon, Refuge of the Roads & Blue Motel Room

Length (mins): 00:52:05

Genres (Music): Folk jazz

3
Court and Spark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1974); Tracks: Trouble Child, Raised on Robbery & Just Like This Train

Length (mins): 00:37:00

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Folk jazz

4
The Hissing of Summer La... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1975); Tracks: Shades of Scarlett Conquering, Sweet Bird & The Boho Dance

Length (mins): 00:42:39

Genres (Music): Experimental music, Folk jazz

5
For the Roses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1972); Tracks: You Turn Me On I'm a Radio, Banquet & Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire

Length (mins): 00:40:27

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Folk jazz

6
Ladies of the Canyon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1970); Tracks: Conversation, Ladies of the Canyon & For Free

Producer: Joni Mitchell

Length (mins): 00:45:02

Genres (Music): Folk rock

7
Clouds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1969); Tracks: I Think I Understand, Songs to Aging Children Come & The Fiddle and the Drum

Producer: Paul A. Rothchild

Length (mins): 00:37:44

Genres (Music): Folk rock

8
Don Juan's Reckless Daug... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1977); Tracks: Dreamland, Otis and Marlena & Off Night Backstreet

Length (mins): 00:59:54

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Jazz fusion, World music, Folk jazz, World fusion music

9
Night Ride Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1991); Tracks: Cherokee Louise, The Windfall (Everything for Nothing) & Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free)

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk jazz

10
Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1968); Tracks: Night in the City, Song to a Seagull & Sisotowbell Lane

Length (mins): 00:38:09

Genres (Music): Folk rock, Folk

11
Turbulent Indigo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1994); Tracks: Last Chance Lost, Sunny Sunday & The Magdalene Laundries

Producer: Larry Klein, Joni Mitchell

Length (mins): 00:43:08

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk jazz

12
Mingus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1979); Tracks: Coin in the Pocket (Rap), A Chair in the Sky & The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines

Producer: Joni Mitchell

Length (mins): 00:37:26

Genres (Music): Vocal jazz, Folk jazz

13
Both Sides Now is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (2000); Tracks: Stormy Weather, Answer Me & My Love

Producer: Larry Klein, Joni Mitchell

Length (mins): 00:51:37

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz, Torch song

14
Wild Things Run Fast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1982); Tracks: Be Cool, You Dream Flat Tires & Wild Things Run Fast

Producer: Joni Mitchell

Genres (Music): Pop rock, Folk jazz

15
Travelogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (2002); Tracks: The Circle Game, Love & Refuge of the Roads

Genres (Music): Jazz

16
Chalk Mark in a Rain Sto... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1988); Tracks: Lakota, Number One & The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms)

Producer: Larry Klein

Length (mins): 00:46:27

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Pop rock, Experimental music

17
Joni Mitchell [aka Song ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
18
Dog Eat Dog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1985); Tracks: The Three Great Stimulants, Lucky Girl & Ethiopia

Producer: Larry Klein, Joni Mitchell, Mike Shipley, Thomas Dolby

Length (mins): 00:43:34

Genres (Music): New Wave, Jazz, Pop rock, Experimental music

19
Taming the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (1998); Tracks: Stay in Touch, Love Puts on a New Face & Harlem in Havana

Producer: Joni Mitchell

Length (mins): 00:44:19

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk jazz

20
Shine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
By Joni Mitchell (2007); Tracks: Big Yellow Taxi (2007), If & Shine (radio edit)

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz, Folk music, Folk jazz

21
The Circle Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
22
Dreamland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time
23
Words Music is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Joni Mitchell Albums of All Time