Monday, April 2, 2012

Time To Get Manly 67: Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

I randomly ran across a list of what Esquire magazine claims are "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own." In this series of posts, I'll explore these manly, manly sounds.

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

I think the best way to explain my feelings about Leonard Cohen's music is I typically prefer his songs as performed by other people, and even those versions don't really do a whole lot for me. I know this makes me a terrible person. But I am not blind to the fact that Songs of Leonard Cohen left a lasting impression on the music world, and that I am forever indebted to the man for being such a huge influence on so many of my favorite artists. Considering Cohen's lyrical focus on love, lust, women and life, there's enough manly content on Songs... to make just about any man want to pick up a guitar and dream about becoming a Canadian folk singer. 


Carole said...

Good post. I like his later voice. You might be interested in this post about the new Leonard Cohen album.

(Laura) said...

I've heard a lot of good stuff about his new one, so I guess I should check it out. I actually like his later voice as well - my favorite record of his is 'The Future' actually...

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