Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Leonard Cohen "Songs of Leonard Cohen" (1968)

This album feels strangely ahistorical, unconnected to anything before, or much since.  It's a powerful statement about love and addiction and longing and suffering.  A meditation on the human condition.  It seems almost a waste to allow it to be heard by the young or the fragile.  It should be locked away or hidden like some fabled grimoire. 

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