Sunday, December 7 2014
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
Sunday, November 16 2014
In reinterpreting the words and music of their male peers, songwriters like Tori Amos and Joan Baez create whole new works of art.
Thursday, May 1 2014
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.
Thursday, December 16 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
This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.
Thursday, February 7 2013
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?
Sunday, November 30 2014
So if you want the Leonard Cohen experience, but cannot afford the $100-plus tab for the ticket, this is the next best thing
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Cohen's 13th studio release offers nine powerful reflections on the sacred and the profane with characteristic mix of humor and longing.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
This collection of interviews forces us to consider that Cohen's interactions with the press are products of his public image instead of honest words that represent his core belief system.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.
Monday, March 18 2013
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.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.
Thursday, February 18 2010
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
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
Some of the songs are smoothed out with more "wedding band" type accompaniment, but Leonard Cohen's still got it.
Monday, March 30 2009
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
Monday, April 4 2011
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,