It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen

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It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen

Postby Roy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:39 am

It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee

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138. Leonard Cohen

Working as a writer for most of the 1950s and 1960s, Cohen became a folk singer in the late 1960s. His minimalistic, yet impactful style would produce several noteworthy albums and songs, including “Hallelujah.” His lyrical themes and musical style would go on to influence future folk artists, noise-rock enthusiasts and indie musicians.
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Re: It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen

Postby its4inthemorning » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Thanks for posting, if only to illustrate that after all these years there are still many who really have no clue about Leonard's work. Rankings like this are always a bit silly because they are comparing apples with oranges with bananas, etc. and dealing with an art form that has and will always evolve in significant ways.

Sorry for the cynicism, I didn't sleep well last night.
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Re: It's only Rock 'n Roll - Boldly ranking every Rock Hall Inductee: # 138. Leonard Cohen

Postby Roy » Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm

Another List

All 214 Artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ranked From Best to Worst

http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/rock-and ... worst.html

112. Leonard Cohen (2008)

A Canadian folk poet whose stature has grown immensely over the years. His early stentorian songs (all of his songs are stentorian, actually) can sometimes cut to the bone, and even at their most flighty capture a mood. These remain an indelible part, for example, of McCabe & Mrs. Miller. His latter-day concerts were wild, mysterious affairs. I find his mature work a bit formulaic even at its most enjoyable, but there’s no denying how certain of his compositions have becomes a definitive part of our world, “Hallelujah” being the best example.
LEONARD COHEN | HALLS OF FAME
The Official Halls of Fame Biographies of Leonard Cohen
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