Articles tagged leonard cohen

On Robert Altman’s Subversive Anti-western, ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

McCabe & Mrs. Miller toys with and subverts western tropes and traditions while flat out refusing to fall into others.

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16 Nov 2016 // 3:00 AM

Leonard Cohen and the Death of a Ladies Man

Leonard Cohen, synchronicity, and coping at the dawn of a darker age.

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Old Ideas and New Generations: What Leonard Cohen Means to Us

Leonard Cohen endures and conquers. But does he mean something different to Millenial audiences than he did to their parents? Can the legend of Cohen escape its own clichés?

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A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen

This is a portrait of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved for the prophets.

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Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living.

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7 Oct 2016 // 10:10 AM

Leonard Cohen - “You Want It Darker” (Singles Going Steady)

"You Want It Darker" is a compelling exploration into the unknown corners of the human soul.

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Barb Jungr Transformed the Music of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen for City of London

Two superb and dynamic Barb Jungr shows, both revisiting the work of three of her favourite artists, were among the highlights of this year’s City of London Festival.

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The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.

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11 Oct 2012 // 10:15 PM

Sing a Sad Song

If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.

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Feeling ‘80s Spirit: Post-Hardcore Punk for the Plastic Generation

Moss Icon and Jason Farrell still sizzle in the present tense, despite years of obscurity.

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Laura Marling: A Creature I Don’t Know

Laura Marling is just 21, but her new album confirms her timeless talent.

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Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road

Leonard Cohen continues to remind us why he's held in such high esteem.

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Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: 29.June.2010 - New York

The subterranean recesses of New York City's Le Poisson Rouge were an appropriate location for Susanna’s Tuesday night performance, a mix of original tunes as well as well-known covers.

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The next piece has a thousand covers, but I’m only going to include the ones I find relevant personally.  I was taken back

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15 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Adam Green: Minor Love

Adam Green manages to be warm, engaging, and charming without sacrificing his snark or his style.

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Tindersticks: Falling Down a Mountain

It hasn't even been two years since Tindersticks' last release, The Hungry Saw. The rush shows.

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Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

Thank god Leonard Cohen is back on top, because otherwise we may never have gotten to hear this incredible show.

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Esther Ofarim: Esther Ofarim in London

A noise that's so clean it's almost surreal.

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1 May 2009 // 6:00 AM

The Best Covers of Leonard Cohen’s 12 Best-Known Songs (stream)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen’s songs are better known than he is. Starting with Judy Collins in 1966 (“Suzanne”), they’ve been

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Some of the songs are smoothed out with more "wedding band" type accompaniment, but Leonard Cohen's still got it.

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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