11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Harpist and singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom’s idiosyncratic take on folk and Americana has always been a powerful—if polarizing—experience. Her fourth album strikes a balance between the ornate orchestral explorations of 2006’s Ys and the more stripped-down confessions of 2010’s Have One on Me. She blends labyrinthine wordplay (“Bleach a collar/Leach a dollar/From our cents/The longer you live, the higher the rent”) and obscure subject matter (the names of Lenape villages on what is now New York City) into songs that are passionate, sincere, and surprisingly immediate.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Harpist and singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom’s idiosyncratic take on folk and Americana has always been a powerful—if polarizing—experience. Her fourth album strikes a balance between the ornate orchestral explorations of 2006’s Ys and the more stripped-down confessions of 2010’s Have One on Me. She blends labyrinthine wordplay (“Bleach a collar/Leach a dollar/From our cents/The longer you live, the higher the rent”) and obscure subject matter (the names of Lenape villages on what is now New York City) into songs that are passionate, sincere, and surprisingly immediate.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

sickboy888 ,

Joanna

our girl is comin to visit again. and my house is ready for her stay and me in my head watching the the rain dry up and out from under my bed.

love2bwed ,

For Newcomers

Why do fans such as us leave reviews? Is it to encourage her to continue? Is it just so we can add our 2 cents? We will continue to listen. Any artist that takes the time to craft and polish songs as hers I appreciate. So anyone new to Joanna understand, she is such a pleasure to listen and enjoy, again and again. It’s your moneys worth and then some. Believe us, her fans. Don’t, don’t, don’t, miss her concert. Thank you Joanna, from the bottom of our hearts!

Baby Kitsune ,

Transcendent

After five long years, Joanna Newsom returns—and her return is magnificence incarnate.

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