Joni Mitchell never had any problems with baring her soul in her songs, but she never made a record that feels as powerfully intimate as 1971's Blue. Featuring spare arrangements and no-frills production, Blue presents Mitchell's songs in direct and honest form, and while there are plenty of moments of joy, it's the emotional depths of "The Last Time I Saw Richard" and the title cut that resonate most strongly.
Even though "Legend Has It" only made it onto the trailer for Black Panther, it was enough to remind the public of RTJ3's lasting power (as well as a reminder that we're still waiting for RTJ4). Streamlined and focused like a laser beam, RTJ3 is futuristic, furious and hungry, with endlessly quotable lyrical zingers to spare. Start with "Call Ticketron," "Talk To Me," and "Panther Like A Panther" and "Thursday In The Danger Room."