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Thursday, December 16 2010

The Best Live Albums of 2010

Successful live albums are challenging things, judged by their ability to adequately portray the power of a performance. 2010 proved that even a strong crop of carefully staged and recorded recent shows could still be overshadowed by legendary sets of the past.


Wednesday, December 16 2009

The Best Live Albums of 2009

This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.


Columns

Thursday, February 7 2013

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?


Reviews

Wednesday, March 27 2013

Leonard Cohen: 14 March 2013 - Milwaukee

After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.


Monday, March 18 2013

You Can't Keep a Good Hook Down: 'The Holy or the Broken'

Residing within Leonard Cohen’s Tower of Song is the Power of the Hook. Simplicity is a hook’s primary attribute: It must be so simple that even a toddler can sing along.


Monday, January 30 2012

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

Septuagenarian folk legend Leonard Cohen revisits his Old Ideas on his first new studio album in seven years.


Tuesday, July 19 2011

Nadia: Strange Song, The Songs of Leonard Cohen

The power of her voice overwhelms the material, but that’s the point. She shows instead of tells her feelings.


Thursday, September 23 2010

Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road

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


Blogs

Tuesday, December 11 2012

Bubbling Under the Top 75: Leonard Cohen - 'Old Ideas'

PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.


Thursday, February 18 2010

Evolution of a Song - "Suzanne"

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


Friday, May 1 2009

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 covered more


Sunday, April 26 2009

Leonard Cohen's Back on Tour and He's Outstanding

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


Monday, March 30 2009

Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows" (Live in London) (video)

Legendary singer-songwriter Cohen struck out on his first tour in 15 years last year. The result is the compelling new live recording, Live in London, documenting


News

Monday, April 4 2011

Leonard Cohen Wins Ninth Glenn Gould Prize

LOS ANGELES — Leonard Cohen — the eclectic artist-musician whose output spans rock, classical and new music — has won the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize. The prestigious award,


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