Travelogue

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    The miracle is that Vince Mendoza's symphonic arrangements sometimes place Mitchell's alto in even more intimate climes than the scaled-back settings that surrounded her seminal soprano. [22 Nov 2002, p.78]
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    Revitalises originals such as Hejira and For The Roses while staying faithful to them. [Jan 2003, p.120]
  3. Uncut
    80
    The arrangements... are ambitious and richly textured, producing work that rewards repeated listening. [Jan 2003, p.117]
  4. If you can forget that Mitchell once used to swing, the settings offer warmth and bring out melodies that weren't apparent her first time around.
  5. 70
    This collection shows Mitchell as the self-conscious and restless innovator, picking her way carefully through the minefields of human relationships, leaving a trail of eloquent breadcrumbs, as she describes the passing scenery with her evocative and off-kilter imagery.
  6. Mojo
    70
    Joni Mitchell's voice these days is as complex and adult as bourbon whiskey. [Dec 2002, p.116]
  7. At moments lush and beautiful, at others overly busy, but never less than daring.
  8. Blender
    40
    Her hits are underrepresented, more recent songs are overrepresented, and [Vince] Mendoza's overly ornate orchestrations are dull, self-absorbed affairs, frequently swamping the great songs and Mitchell's vocals. [#12, p.147]
  9. The arrangements treat Mitchell's tunes as precious artifacts, making little attempt to seduce the listener.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 18, 2017
    0
    Sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep, this album was just so boring, I love Blue, but this album was just so bland and boring. 2002 was a great yearSleep sleep sleep sleep sleep, this album was just so boring, I love Blue, but this album was just so bland and boring. 2002 was a great year for music, and this album wasnt the reason why Full Review »
  2. stephenc
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    Masterpiece.
  3. BillieC
    Apr 13, 2005
    10
    Simply the finest album I have ever listened to. And I have listened to it hundreds of times. I can't believe this masterpiece! It is a Simply the finest album I have ever listened to. And I have listened to it hundreds of times. I can't believe this masterpiece! It is a thrilling lable of love. Full Review »