YMMV: Joni Mitchell

  • Anvilicious: A frequent complaint against her is that in The Eighties her political and Protest Songs fell victim to this.
  • Awesome Music: Pretty much everything she had done between 1968 - 1975.
  • Covered Up: Many of her songs are more commonly remembered by their covered versions.
    • Judy Collins' cover of "Both Sides, Now" was a top 10 hit in 1967.
    • Counting Crows' cover of "Big Yellow Taxi" is still making the rounds on in-store and public radio.
    • "Woodstock" is arguably better known for its rock-flavored cover version by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young than Joni's version.
  • Painful Rhyme: She's had a few.
  • Sampled Up: Before Counting Crows had a hit with their cover of "Big Yellow Taxi", the original version was sampled prominently by Janet Jackson for her single "Got 'til It's Gone." Joni receives a "featuring" credit on the song because of it.