five long years since i listen to this the first time and i carry it with me everywhere and im pretty sure that there's no anxious night i can't go through listening to all these songs till i fall asleep.
Not the easiest album to get into as a whole, but it rewards you divinely if you give it some time. It would be my favorite Joanna if it weren't for the sheer existence of Milk-Eyed Mender/Ys, which created a somewhat parallel universe in music, for me.
I've only listened to this just once since I bought it on CD back in 2010. A triple album lasting 125 minutes is just too much of a challenge. To be honest I prefer my Joanna Newsom in shorter, more concentrated doses.
How do people rate this compared to 'Divers'? I'm having trouble comparing the two. HOoM is so timeless but Divers is honestly perfection. I might like Divers more but would still consider HOoM the superior album.
I understand why people could prefer Ys over Have One on Me, but I believe that this is Newsom's best album. Ys' epicness was very in-your-face and Have One on Me is a progression, more subtle and refined. Joanna's songwriting here is way more mature. Also forgot about Baby Birch and Autumn before. If someone says that only the first CD is good, it means that he never really listened to the other two. Not only the best of 2010, but quite possibly the best of after 2000 to this day 
"hurts to think the creator of such a beautiful album married the creator of "Jizz in my pants" The creator of "Jizz in My Pants" also made "Dick in a Box" and that one is a bonafide classic, so that evens it out.
It's interesting to see the the listener distribution on these songs fairly even, indicating that people aren't cherrypicking their favorites, but rather given an equal consideration to all of the songs. I was expecting to see Good Intentions as the most played, and I realize it is mistagged as of 6/2014, but even if you merged it with its correct title it has less plays than '81. Wow.
WE NEED A NEW ALBUM JOANNA!
@Goomba4001, isn't it funny how we all enjoy music differently? I absolutely LOVE HOOM but those tracks don't really resonate with me. Some songs were really slow growers, like In California (for me). optimistic_tour said it well. They're all good, while some are great.
The best thing about this album is how fully it inhabits the definition of a "grower." Each listen through, whether a disc at a time or the whole three course meal, deepens and expands the spaces with which to penetrate her art, to get inside and find a place to breathe in the sheer love on display. I don't say this about many albums, but for this it is unequivocally true: after a dozen listens I'm actually wowed even more when I hear these songs. I'm knocked back in awe, lifted by inspiration, and set adrift to dream. Every time, this feeling grows. Every single time. Best of the year or not, it's certainly the deepest and most satisfying album.