Winter Albums

I sometimes find myself craving music that puts me in a winter state of mind without any Christmas over- and undertones. After all, it does get tiring to listen to the same Christmas songs during November, January, February and parts of March. Therefore I have compiled a list of albums that have a winter atmosphere.

Joni Mitchell – Ladies of the Canyon (1970)

One thing that really draws me to her music is her use of unusual guitar tunings. From these tunings, she can play chord shapes that in standard tuning would be difficult or impossible to play. These tunings and chord shapes often result in chords that are unmistakably “Joni Mitchell chords”. These “Joni chords” appear throughout Ladies of the Canyon as well as Song to a Seagull (1968) and Clouds (1969)