Thanks for the Dance

Leonard Cohen - Thanks for the Dance
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2019 Ratings: #38 / 759
User Score
Based on 145 ratings
2019 Ratings: #200
Liked by 2 people
November 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
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The Telegraph
Some of us have been listening to Cohen for all our lives and will continue to do so as his extraordinary songs light up a path to our inevitable end. It is so good to hear that voice again. Thanks for the dance, Leonard.
I have no interest in hearing the songs Leonard kept to himself and didn't intend for his audience. Fucking hate these executive vultures who keep milking deceased musicians' legacies for every drop of money they can get their hands on. When you die, your licensing contracts should be null and void for the rest of time.
Am I surprised that Sony is grave robbing?

Absolutely not, they are perhaps the most shamelessly stingy record label that I know of.

Does the fact that this compilation of songs was released with out artistic consent stop them from being amazing?

Absolutely not, some of the songs on here are among my personal favorites in his collection. The songs are him being his usual clever and savvy self. I’m sure he had his reasons for not releasing these, I wish artistic integrity meant shit. ... read more
I mean, it's good, but let him rest in peace
Let me start by saying, if you take issue with these kinds of albums at least make sure you have your facts straight prior to completely shutting down the works provided. If you aren't pleased to know that you can hear the voice of Leonard Cohen, a legendary artist and exceptional songwriter, one last time then you're the one missing out in the end. The argument is partially reasonable that it's the studio "milking" the works of Cohen here until you do the research and realize that it ... read more
It's good, but albums as such shouldn't exist. The decision was made to not put out those songs, there was a reason behind it, whatever it was (even though they're genuinely good). RIP Leonard.
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Track List

  1. Happens to the Heart
  2. Moving On
  3. The Night of Santiago
  4. Thanks for the Dance
  5. It's Torn
  6. The Goal
  7. Puppets
  8. The Hills
  9. Listen to the Hummingbird
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Added on: September 20, 2019