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    No Cohen fans around here?

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    I'm weary of posthumous albums in general.
    I treat my music like I treat my pets. It’s something to own, care about and curate with attention to detail. From a blog by hjr.

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    I am not a fan of soft rock and much as I have tried to find more in Cohen's music (and, as far as I can tell, words) I can't. I don't get where his serious reputation comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    I am not a fan of soft rock and much as I have tried to find more in Cohen's music (and, as far as I can tell, words) I can't. I don't get where his serious reputation comes from.
    He's a good songwriter, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I'm weary of posthumous albums in general.
    I am too, certainly!

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    Leonard Cohen was a genius poet and a really good singer songwriter. I would have never considered him soft Rock. his first album Songs of and the follow up songs from a room are two of the great albums of the sixties. Like Art Rock I am not a fan of recently died albums but I will buy it anyway. Signed a hippie whisperer
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    I am grateful for him but not in awe of him like I would be someone like Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Lennon/McCartney, or Simon/Garfunkel. That first album had some very unique moments but that was all that caught my ear as far as striking, except perhaps Hallelujah. I thought he had a good wit, and could put odd off thoughts into song, like First We Take Manhattan. Maybe one day I might explore his work further. I could see myself doing that if I have the time.
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    The two singles so far released on Spotify are very good, so if the rest of the album is just as good it will be a worthy farewell from the old crooner-poet.

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    The album is out.

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    I heard some pieces on the radio, his son did a lot of work, seeing there where only bits and pieces on paper.
    But this was it, the very last album.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Got very good reviews here.

    There's a big Cohen exhibition here in Copenhagen, taking place at two locations until mid-April and in the main imported from Montreal:
    http://en.glstrand.dk/exhibitions/cu...ard-cohen.aspx

    so far I've seen one of them.

    It's good, with some fine documetaries and live concert movies, has been criticized for being too much of an hommage though, but I'm OK with that, not being familiar with that many details about his work and poetry.

    I stocked up with some further Cohen CDs on the occasion. "Songs of Love and Hate" is pretty impressive at times, for example.

    Seems to have a rather senior audience these days though.
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    Are we allowed to actually disagree on this forum, or is this yet another one of those forums.


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    Cohen was a joke.

    dismal monotone/sameness


    He clowned a lot of peeps. For sure.

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