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Joni Mitchell Biography 'Reckless Daughter' Is Lush and Complex

All sides of the mosaic, mercurial, brilliant music legend Joni Mitchell appear in David Yaffe's definitive biography.

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Leonard Cohen and the Death of a Ladies Man

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

Christopher John Stephens
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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.

Liel Leibovitz
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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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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin

So if you want the Leonard Cohen experience, but cannot afford the $100-plus tab for the ticket, this is the next best thing

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The Interpreters: In Another Voice, Another Song

In reinterpreting the words and music of their male peers, songwriters like Tori Amos and Joan Baez create whole new works of art.

Robert Balkovich
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Tower of Song: In City and in Forest

In City and in Forest, which is a Leonard Cohen covers record, is a giddy, lilting album of beauty, which may come as a bit of a surprise given Cohen’s penchant for the sardonic.

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'Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen' Is at Once Fascinating and Frustrating

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.

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The Coals: A Happy Animal

If you’re not a very good lyricist, perhaps you should think twice about referencing Leonard Cohen in the title of your album.

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Counterbalance No. 144: 'Songs of Leonard Cohen'

The 144th most acclaimed album of all time takes you down to its place near the river, and it feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China. Leonard Cohen’s 1967 debut is this week’s Counterbalance.

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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.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Seven

Some people said that a rocker would never win American Idol, and David Cook proved them wrong.

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Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

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

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The Pop Fan's Most-Anticipated Albums of 2012?

Here’s a look at what might be taking space in your CD collection or filling up your MP3 player this year.

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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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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.

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'Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire' Is Presented With a Naked, Visual Immediacy

Gorgeous cinematography, resonant audio quality and reverent intimacy combine with stunning live concert performances and candid off-stage sequences to show Cohen at the peak of his popularity and the top of his game.

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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.

Sachyn Mital
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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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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.

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Leonard Cohen: Live in London

Forced back on the road, the great Leonard Cohen sounds reinvigorated on his first tour in 15 years.

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Leonard Cohen

The Leonard Cohen who sounded so meek and reserved in his past few albums -- so withdrawn from a level, at least vocally, that would make for a compelling concert -- instead gave way to a Cohen who was almost effortlessly charming, grateful for the adoration, and thorough in proffering the jewels of his massive song and poetry catalog.

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The Best Jazz of 2007

In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.

Will Layman
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Legends of the Chelsea Hotel by Ed Hamilton

So there you have it. Ryan Adams at the Chelsea -- maybe.

John Davidson
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Herbie Hancock: River

The great jazz pianist, with Wayne Shorter at his elbow and a list of sympathetic guest singers, makes a stunning Joni Mitchell tribute.

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Various Artists: Northern Stars: A Canadian Singers & Songwriters Collection

Is there someone out there thinking "if only I could find a CD that features both 'Complicated' by Avril Lavigne and Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne', my world would be complete?"

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