Favourite Album

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums

What is your favourite LC studio album?

Songs Of
12
16%
Songs From a Room
1
1%
Songs of Love and Hate
15
20%
New Skin For The Old Ceremony
3
4%
Death Of a Ladies Man
2
3%
Recent Songs
9
12%
Various Positions
14
19%
I'm Your Man
8
11%
The Future
6
8%
Ten New Songs
5
7%
 
Total votes: 75
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Favourite Album

Postby Atom Heart » Sat May 01, 2004 8:55 pm

Just wondering your favourite LC album.
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Postby Paula » Sun May 02, 2004 1:19 am

I voted for Songs of Love and Hate but I was torn between that and Songs from a Room
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Postby Pete » Sun May 02, 2004 2:09 am

I too voted for Love and Hate but I was not torn
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Postby witty_owl » Mon May 03, 2004 4:44 pm

I agree with the "Love and Hate" polling in that I think it was the pinnacle of his earlier albums but at this point in time I must vote for 10 New Songs. 10 New Songs speaks with relevance to me as a mature age listener. 8)

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Postby linmag » Tue May 04, 2004 1:06 am

I simply couldn't choose :?
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Postby lizzytysh » Tue May 04, 2004 4:17 am

I love your signature[s], Linda 8) and :lol: .

I'm with you. I just don't know how 'you people' :wink: do it.....it's kinda like going to see a family with a lot of children, and asking which one is their favourite :? . But, carry on, even so :D .

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Postby starshaped » Tue May 04, 2004 4:43 pm

wasn't sure for songs from a room or the future. went for the future.
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Postby Partisan » Tue May 04, 2004 6:10 pm

This is quite simply the most depressing thread I have seen on here in a long time. I am close to speechless as to some peoples' choices. One person is obviously deaf (TNS), with two others blind to the risibility of the lyrics of Democracy (TF). Then again they might just have sexual preferences that are best not discussed, it would make more sense. However I am most dumbfounded by the five people choosing SOLAH. Two great songs do not an album make children. The dire dirges that are LYM and DRR are what give the master a bad name amongst the laity. If all you unwashed degenerates are looking for are good lyrics buy a book of poetry. This should be about words AND music across the WHOLE album. I cannot vote because I have so many favourites (SOLC, SFAR, NSFTOC, VP, even DOALM would have been better than TNS!). Now run along boys and girls and dig out your albums. Play them, and then sit in stupefied realisation as to what a bunch of Philistines most of you are. If you reach for your razor blades I won't lose any sleep.

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Postby peter danielsen » Tue May 04, 2004 7:15 pm

Well party-sanity, I hope you reach the peak of heaven some day. Your boredom longs for it.

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Postby Pete » Tue May 04, 2004 7:48 pm

partisan fails to acknowledge the diversity of taste, perception and experience of individuals... he is trying to dictate what we should appreciate and then flavours it with insolence.

or he jests

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Postby e^` » Tue May 04, 2004 9:34 pm

I hope Partisan is kidding because, otherwise, he is a prick.
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Postby Anne » Tue May 04, 2004 10:26 pm

I picked The Future. I think I was the first one to do so. I am sure this won't surprise you, Partisan. I am also not blind to anything shown in the powerful lyrics of that album.
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Postby Paula » Wed May 05, 2004 12:12 am

Well done Anne - have a Blue Peter badge. :lol:
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Postby Cia » Wed May 05, 2004 12:49 am

I voted for Various Positions because I find it the most complete album ever. But I find DOLM the most humerous album, even if it's from one of LC's most depressing periodes.

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Postby linmag » Wed May 05, 2004 3:09 am

Partisan strikes me as being unduly concerned by what the 'laity' think. Their failure to appreciate Dress Rehearsal Rag and Last Year's Man do not detract from the fact that they are great songs. Most of the people who subscribe to the common myths about Leonard's work have probably never listened to it anyway. Those who have should have the guts to stand up for what they like.

I never thought I would be accusing Partisan of being a wimp :shock:
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