0812. Joni Mitchell
Court And Spark
I would like to say that Joni Mitchell's production is uneven, but thinking back on the earlier albums she's had up here I can say that sorted chronologically it's (mostly) a clear balance act between just below and just above the surface.
Court And Spark is a nice album, but once again it feels too smooth - at times big instrumentation, but serving only as something to even out the bumps.
The only two songs that stick out are the closing tune Twisted (though it doesn't stick out in a good way) and Raised On Robbery with its mix between funk and Fifties rock with soaring harmonies (bonus points for the deeply funky instrumental parts of Trouble Child).
Mostly "cute" stuff, though.