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Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on Tuesday, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Her Kind Of Blue: Joni Mitchell's Masterpiece At 50

How do we understand Blue in the 21st century? Can we think of Mitchell's 1971 album, long considered the apex of confessional songwriting, as a paradigm not of raw emotion, but of care and craft?

Half Blue Sarah Tandy
Beyond This Moment Patrick O'Hearn
Everywhere Home Yom
September Memory Ilias
Sweet November SZA

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Her Kind Of Blue: Joni Mitchell's Masterpiece At 50

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Last Time I Saw Richard Joni Mitchell
Urge for Going: Instrumental Arrangement Joni Mitchell, English Chamber Orchestra
The Swimmer Phil France
Opus 23 Dustin O'Halloran
Spark Niklas Paschburg
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Charlie's Birthday Party Danny Elfman

Taja Cheek, who records as L'Rain, performing on May 12, 2019 in Arcosanti, Ariz. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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L'Rain's Latest Album 'Fatigue' Explores The Power Of Change

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Two Face L'Rain
Tales of Africa Saib

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