Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Leonard Cohen "Songs From a Room" (1969)

You don't think of idolized music figures suffering from something so mundane as the sophomore slump.  But clearly it hit Leonard Cohen.  It's not that this is a bad album -- the high spots are just as good as anything on his debut.  But the consistency is not there.  There are several tracks that just aren't in the same ballpark as his best material.  Still, Cohen's off days are still more ambitious & interesting than the best that most have to offer.

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