Friday, December 17 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.
Thursday, December 17 2009
This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.
Friday, February 8 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?
Thursday, March 28 2013
After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.
Tuesday, March 19 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, January 31 2012
Septuagenarian folk legend Leonard Cohen revisits his Old Ideas on his first new studio album in seven years.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
The power of her voice overwhelms the material, but that’s the point. She shows instead of tells her feelings.
Friday, September 24 2010
Leonard Cohen continues to remind us why he's held in such high esteem.
Tuesday, December 11 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.
Friday, February 19 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…
Monday, April 27 2009
Some of the songs are smoothed out with more "wedding band" type accompaniment, but Leonard Cohen's still got it.
Tuesday, March 31 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,…
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.…