Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
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Based on 4 reviews
1967 Ratings: #18 / 57
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Based on 265 ratings
1967 Ratings: #4
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December 27, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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I never thought Adam Sandler could be such a great musician
What makes Songs of Cohen unique is not in a certain musical boldness or lush sound, it is in the breezy yet thick ruminations of Mr.Cohen. The lyrics themselves sound somewhat inconsequential when listening as a whole to the album, but when reading into them on their own part, they take on a whole form. The lyrics on Songs of Cohen are carefully crafted, strung together by the poetic mouth of Leonard Cohen. There is no doubt about that Mr.Cohen was a genius songwriter, someone that was capable ... read more
The power of voice, melody and poetry, all struck clearly at the listener, with the subtlety and elegance that only the legendary Leonard Cohen could bring. An iconic work that relies solely on acoustic compositions fueled by the metaphysical lyrics and poems that stand out as you dive deeper into his themes. It works as a simple sketch scheme, but strikes as loud as a bomb.
Leonard Cohen is an absolute force on his debut record, Song of Leonard Cohen. His greatest asset is his songwriting ability and his story-like lyricism. In fact, Cohen may be one of the most essential songwriters of his time, right up there with folk contemporary Bob Dylan, even if his songwriting style is clearly quite different and unique to Cohen. Although his voice is not quite as memorable as that of Dylan, his tone is perhaps even more inviting and accessible, yet maintains an important ... read more
Listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen is like reading a really good book. This is The Sun Also Rises of music.
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Added on: March 16, 2013