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Thread: Joanna Newsom: Your Top 10

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    Senior Member okyanus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    In no order....

    1. Only Skin
    2. Go Long
    3. In California
    4. Sawdust and Diamonds
    5. Sadie
    6. Baby Birch
    7. Cosmia
    8. Monkey and Bear
    9. Emily
    10. Peach Plum Pear
    This. Except with 'Easy' instead of 'Baby Birch.'

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    What kind of fuckery is this? emptytuileries's Avatar
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    01. Baby Birch/In California
    02. Go Long/Cosmia
    03. Good Intentions Paving Company
    04. Does Not Suffice
    05. Monkey & Bear
    06. Only Skin
    07. Colleen
    08. The Book of Right-On
    09. Bridges and Balloons
    10. Sprout and the Bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I love Swansea!
    ditto. it is one of my favourites of her songs. I'm not sure I can do a top 10. That is hard!

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    1. Sawdust & Diamonds
    2. Only Skin
    3. Sadie
    4. Go Long
    5. Baby Birch
    6. Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
    7. Monkey & Bear
    8. Emily
    9. Peach, Plum, Pear
    10. Soft as Chalk

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    Lyrical acuity and mum-smarts menju56's Avatar
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    I collated all of the Top 10 lists and here is our current Definitive Unforumzed Joanna Newsom Top 10. (I will add subsequent rankers' to the list too.)

    1= Only Skin
    1= Emily
    3= Sawdust and Diamonds
    3= Cosmia
    3= In California
    6. Go Long
    7= Peach Plum Pear
    7= Monkey and Bear
    9. Baby Birch
    10= Have One On Me
    10= '81

    Joanna songs with no Top 10 votes so far
    This Side of the Blue
    Three Little Babes
    Ribbon Bows
    (plus the Yarn and Glue and Walnut Whales songs)

    Pretty good, I think - everything else has made it into people's lists

  6. #21
    Lyrical acuity and mum-smarts menju56's Avatar
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    I think it's a great list too, and I was pleased to see a lot of variety in the lists.

    For those interested in such matters, if we were doing a Joanna Top 20 the list would be completed by:

    12= Soft as Chalk
    12= Sadie
    12= Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
    12= Colleen
    12= Good Intentions Paving Company
    17= Sprout and the Bean
    17= Easy
    17= Bridges and Balloons

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    Damn, Ribbon Bows and Casseopeia are definitely top 20 material for me.

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    Last edited by Andrew; 10-18-2012 at 06:06 PM.

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    01 peach, plum, pear
    02 only skin
    03 cassiopeia
    04 sawdust & diamonds
    05 in california
    06 bridges and balloons
    07 "en gallop"
    08 what we have known
    09 does not suffice
    10 flying a kite

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    1. Emily
    It's her most 'complete' song, the one that encapsulates all that is good about her. Great tune, arrangement and packed full of quotable lines. It's full of passion.
    Dumbstruck with the sweetness of being

    2. Sawdust and Diamonds
    The metronome plucking gives this song a real drama. Seeing it live is spellbinding.
    I wasn't born of a whistle Or milked from a thistle at twilight

    3. In California
    The most Ys-like song from HOOM, the musical arrangement is superb. The language is simpler than on Ys (lyrics rather than poetry), but utterly effective and really conjures up the scene.
    when you come and see me, in California, you cross the border of my heart

    4. Sadie
    Fan favourite from the early days. The metaphysical musings on the dog and bone is very affecting.
    And this is not my tune, but it's mine to use

    5. Only Skin
    The one that takes a whole side of vinyl. And that incredible final part.
    Rowing along, among the reeds, among the rushes
    I heard your song, before my heart had time to hush it!
    (I love the way she rushes those last few words)

    6. Sprout and the Bean
    The meticulous harp arrangement made this her breakthrough hit.
    I slept as though dead, dreaming seamless dreams of lead.

    7. Baby Birch
    Upon the release of HOOM it instantly took on the status of the live show encore song wit its dramatic final passage.
    There is a blacksmith and there is a shepherd and there is a butcher-boy
    And there is a barber who's cutting and cutting away at my only joy

    8. Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie
    A little gem of a song with many great lines.
    There are some mornings when the sky looks like a road

    9. Esme
    I can imagine Joanna scratching down these lyrics before she's even left this garden party. Perhaps one day soon she'll be writing about her own family?
    I believe love will always surround you, brave as a bear, with a heart rare and true.
    But If you are scared, if you are blue,
    I've prepared a small song for you

    10th place is tied between too many favourite to mention.
    Last edited by baroquepopfan; 02-12-2012 at 12:07 PM.

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    whose wheels are squeaking arsonist samael's Avatar
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    In no particular order.....

    Only Skin
    Sawdust & Diamonds
    Does Not Suffice
    Soft As Chalk
    Good Intentions Paving Company
    Peach Plumb Pear
    En Gallop
    Baby Birch
    Go Long

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    1. Sawdust & Diamonds
    2. Inflammatory Writ
    3. Does Not Suffice
    4. Ribbon Bows
    5. Colleen
    6. Peach Plum Pear
    7. Emily
    8. Easy
    9. Kingfisher
    10. Only Skin
    I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it.

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    1. Baby Birch
    2. Cosmia
    3. Peach Plum Pear (new band arrangement)
    4. Emily
    5. Go Long
    6. Colleen
    7. Sawdust and Diamonds
    8. Inflammatory Writ
    9. Sadie
    10. In California

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    This is incredibly hard! In chronological order:

    Inflammatory Writ
    Peach, Plum, Pear
    Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie (probably my favourite Joanna song ever, especially the Ys Street Band version)
    Sawdust & Diamonds
    Only Skin
    Good Intentions Paving Company
    Baby Birch
    Does Not Suffice
    Last edited by rubidoux; 05-24-2012 at 06:38 PM.

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    Last edited by garnite; 01-06-2013 at 02:09 PM.

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