i just revisited the album "blue" today, i don't get to listen to it a lot because my copy is vinyl and i don't own a 'table. now, it's a rare, rare, occasion when i call a song "transcendant." but that's exactly how i'd describe almost every song on "blue." it's just mindblowing. joni is a very gifted songwriter musically, and her lyrics are poetic. not generic coffee-shop poetic, but genuine and refreshing and heartfelt, not a single line seems forced. if you haven't heard this yet, do so by any means necessary.