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Favourite Leonard Cohen Album?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:36 am

Dear Heather
Ten New Songs
The Future
Various Positions
I'm Your Man
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Post by brian1982 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:36 am

I spent about 2 days reading messages on this board about his two latest albums Ten New Songs and Dear Heather...I find that the people tend to be too harsh...people's judgments of his Dear Heather album are unjustified...each song has its own messages and the whole album is very typical for Leonard Cohen...and so what if each song repeats the same verse 2 or even 3 is very calming music. Personally, The Future is my favourite album and Ten New Songs comes in second place.

Keep up the good work Mr. Cohen...your music has changed my life and I use it as inspiration for my own poetry.
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Post by Dylan » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:36 pm

It is so hard to choose one. I think out of those lieted, Dear Heather. It is certainly Leonard's greatest.

So, I chose Dear Heather, even though I think either Field Commander Cohen or Songs Of Love and Hate are my all-time favourite.
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Post by catherine » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:48 pm

I'm equally surprised and happy I#m in such good company with my new choice of DEAR HEATHER
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Post by jeannieb » Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:39 am

I find myself listening to Essential Cohen and Cohen Live most. Of course, these are compilations. :oops:

I am mezmerized by Dear Heather, and enjoying it like a new lover! The Faith is fabulous, but I am drawn to listen to the entire CD over and over. I find it startling, surpsrising, and fresh.
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:25 am

Absolutely, Jeannie! I just realized, upon reading your comment :shock: , that it hadn't even occurred to me to click on particular songs. I have been experiencing the album as a whole, repeatedly. I take it in.....and then I return and take it in again.....and then return and take it in again......again.......again.......I have yet to go to a particular song.
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Post by linmag » Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:56 pm

At the moment it would be Dear Heather. No contest. But that's because it's new and wonderful. They were all new and wonderful once. We should run this poll again in six months time, once we have all got over the euphoria. :lol:

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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:08 pm

Be warned, however ~ Dear Heather has staying power.
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Post by tomsakic » Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:56 am

OK, I voted first for Ten New Songs. People :?:
Actually, I think I feel like Leonard these days, you usualy think the new album is the best.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:44 am

It is true that the new Cd always sounds the best (unless of course it is simply awful which DH certainly is not). But I had to go with FCC - I love all the acoustic instruments, I love the gypsy/ethnic feel and Leonard was in very good form. Everyone was in good form, I think. Jennifer does lovely harmonies! I only rec'd DH in the mail yesterday so I have to listen some more before I can find its permanent place in my disc holder. :)
~ The smell of perfume in the air, bits of beauty everywhere ~ Leonard Cohen.
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Post by Jonnie Falafel » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:18 am

My favourites would have to be Various Positions (The night Comes On - exquisite stuff) and how seductive is the sound of Recent songs!
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