Where to start with Leonard Cohen?

    • WerBack said...
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    • 14 May 2010, 12:48

    Where to start with Leonard Cohen?

    Title says it all.

    With which album to start? I'm quite sure that if I don't get any recommendations it would be Songs of Love and Hate, but still, I prefer a helping note.

  • I'd say: start with first :)

  • Start with "Songs of Leonard Cohen" - it is his first album and arguably his best.

    "Now I'm struggling, I black out so I can't dream but I still see you sneaking through my weary head, I suffer from a drought of medicine to dull self-doubt, I just want to drown you out with southern poison. If I had a drink for every God damn time I think about your pale skin dressed in pink then at least I could sleep. If I had a shot for every God damn time I thought about your face and what I lost at least I'd get some sleep"
    • WerBack said...
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    • 25 May 2010, 09:27
    Thank you, guys!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 16 Oct 2010, 18:39
    songs of love and hate is godly.

  • Songs of Love and Hate, definitely.

  • The best thing to do with Leonard Cohen is to download "Songs of Leonard Cohen", and the album which I think is his best, "New Skin For The Old Ceremony".

    Then you can compare minimalist Cohen with a more ambitious Cohen.

    • smee85 said...
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    • 25 Jan 2011, 16:49

    (comes with a DVD)

  • Leonard Cohen and where to start

    Seriously...I have every album and there isn't a bad one. For the price, your best bet is: The Complete Studio Albums Box Set. It will give you YEARS of all the brillant depressing classics with the best sound quality and bonus tracks.

  • Songs of Love and Hate - My favourite!
    But yeah, his first is incredible too.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 21 Jun 2012, 08:43
    The Complete Studio Albums Box Set doesn't contain bonus tracks (5 tracks released when first three albums were re-issued in 2007).
    But you are definitely right, Addman27, it's the best variant - both best quality and price.

  • I started with Songs of Love and Hate, and I still love that one the most...
    Still get shivers when Avalanche is starting and at the end of Diamonds in the mine.

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