Hello all, long time creeper, first time register-er....
Choosing my favorite 3-5 songs is a lot easier than picking a single song, but here is my short list:
- One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
- Master Song
-Tonight Will Be Fine
- Famous Blue Raincoat
All of those songs speak directly to me and can get me very emotional very fast. Leonards first 4 albums to me feel like the man was predicting some of the relationships I would have between 19 - 24. I think he's been reading my mail or something. Anyway, its probably pretty clear that I prefer the older Leonard songs (eventhough Hallelujah is what grabbed me about 15 years ago), and by looking at the results posted here in this thread, it seems a majority of people prefer his newer material. Maybe it's my age (I'm 30, so Leonard has been singing longer than I've been breathing), or the other kinds of music I listen to, but I can't really get into Dear Heather, Recent Songs, Ten New Songs, and I'm Your Man. I don't think they are bad in any way, they are just a huge leap from the single man with a classical guitar and occasional string accompaniment that I love so much. I also love Various Positions and The Future, but for me, "Songs of Love and Hate" is where it is at. Once I heard Avalanche, my perception of Leonard changed, and I grew to love his music more than I ever thought possible. That album can get me into such a rage, or such a downer mood, its amazing. Anyway, those are my faves.
"I sang my song. I told my lies, to lie between your matchless thighs." -LC