My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Hejira was written by Mitchell while she was on consecutive road trips across the U.S. It was recorded and released in 1976.
What I think: As a sort of contrast to the Bowie albums keeping my interest over the all the write ups over the last year, Mitchell’s albums almost always feel the same to me. It’s a great sound, I do love her voice. It’s just that I don’t think I need it all, I would have been happy with just Blue.
This album is a bit different in the instrumentation department as they are mostly electric, but still in a really folky manor. This gives it an almost acoustic folk sound with some jazz mixed in. The only song that really stands out to me is the title track, which has a really haunting quality to it.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Again, I just feel like it’s too much of the same. I would have skipped it.
Rating (Out of 5) 1.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (281/361)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%