Thursday April 9, 2020

Album of the Week: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas.

29th January, 2012
Leonard Cohen: new album is very serious indeed.

It was once said of Morrissey that he wrote the best song titles in pop but frequently forgot to write the songs. The barb was aimed by Elvis Costello, who had insufficient self-awareness to acknowledge that he was frequently guilty of the same sin himself.

Leonard Cohen's oeuvre has tended to suffer from the same ailment - plenty of great lines, not enough great tunes. The title track of his 1992 album The Future, for...

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