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    Lyrical acuity and mum-smarts menju56's Avatar
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    Joanna Newsom: Your Top 10

    I looked and I couldn't see one!

    Does what it says on the tin. What are your top 10 favourite Joanna Newsom songs? I'm going to have to make it extra hard, I'm afraid, and ask you to rank them in preference order (as best you can.)

    Also feel free to say why you've chosen said songs; I like reading stuff like that.

    Go!

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    I started typing a list and realized about seven songs down that I'd already listed all five Ys songs. Maybe I need to give this more thought... or maybe that's the way it is! I shall ponder.

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    fights battles for no one Nora's Avatar
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    By my iTunes's report of most played (because I'm not afraid of a cop-out):

    1. Peach, Plum, Pear
    2. You and Me, Bess
    3. Sprout and the Bean
    4. Have One on Me
    5. '81
    6. Soft as Chalk
    7. Go Long
    8. Easy
    9. On a Good Day
    10. In California

    Nothing from Ys Overriding my iTunes in order to answer the real question, I'd still keep the top eight in there, and add Sawdust and Diamonds and Cosmia, with Colleen as an honorable mention.

    Arranging the list by preference is impossible! I attempted, and failed, but I will offer Cosmia as my favorite-for-now. Preference right now is given to the songs I've most recently discovered. Each of these songs I've formed a deep fascination with (obviously I'm still at an inchoate stage with Ys), which makes it difficult to explain why they're on my list and impossible to rank. Each song is just so damn interesting, beautiful, and complicated in its own way.

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    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

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    Oh gosh. Yeah.... no order exactly. The top 5 are constantly interchanging, so that doesn't help!

    01/ Cosmia
    02/ In California
    03/ Baby Birch
    04/ Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
    05/ Go Long
    06/ Peach Plum Pear
    07/ 81
    08/ Emily
    09/ On a Good Day
    10/ Colleen

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    Eeek. Right now, and in no particular order since some of these change quite often:

    Go Long
    In California
    Esme
    Only Skin
    Cosmia
    Peach Plum Pear
    "En Gallop"
    Emily
    Good Intentions Paving Company
    Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie (Ys Street Band version)

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    1. Only Skin
    2. Sawdust & Diamonds
    3. Baby Birch
    4. Colleen
    5. Esme (Live)
    6. In California
    7. Go Long
    8. "En Gallop"
    9. On A Good Day
    10. Cosmia

    Other favorites:

    Three Little Babes (traditional song)
    Sadie
    Emily
    Monkey & Bear
    Have One On Me
    Kingfisher
    81

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    thundering blissful towards death stillorbiting's Avatar
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    Okay, here we go.

    1. Only Skin
    2. Cosmia
    3. Emily
    4. Baby Birch
    5. Soft as Chalk
    6. Monkey & Bear
    7. Easy
    8. In California
    9. Bridges and Balloons
    10. Does Not Suffice

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    In no particular order:

    1. Only Skin
    2. Sadie
    3. Peach Plum Pear
    4. Sawdust and Diamonds
    5. Emily
    6. In California
    7. Go Long
    8. 81
    9. Autumn
    10. Have One On Me

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    1. Emily
    2. Peach Plum Pear
    3. Bridges and Balloons
    4. Good Intentions Paving Co
    5. Monkey and Bear
    6. Only Skin
    7. Jackrabbits
    8. Inflammatory Writ
    9. Sprout and the Bean
    10. '81

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    I'm liking seeing "En Gallop" on a couple of lists - an underrated one, I feel.

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    1. Sawdust and Diamonds
    2. Only Skin
    3. Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
    4. Go Long
    5. Kingfisher
    6. Cosmia
    7. Soft as Chalk
    8. Emily
    9. '81
    10. No Provenance/Colleen (tie)

    Whew. That was hard.

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    Yeah, in no order.

    Bridges and Balloons
    The Book of Right-On
    Emily
    Monkey & Bear
    Sawdust & Diamonds
    Only Skin
    Cosmia
    Have One On Me
    Baby Birch
    In California

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    Lyrical acuity and mum-smarts menju56's Avatar
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    ^ Book of Right-On - good one! That may well make my list too.

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    Oh man..

    What We Have Known
    Emily
    You and Me Bess
    Only Skin
    Sawdust and Diamonds
    Sprout and the Bean
    Colleen
    Have One on Me
    '81
    Occident

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