Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

LEONARD COHEN / Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)


Leonard sings the things we all want to be able to feel.  Folk songs that initially appear to function as snippets of a life mundane are really poems filled with simplistic beauty and a humble longing for truth.  His voice leads, the soft guitar reinforces and the melody soars.  If you’re old enough (even in spirit if not in years) to appreciate this work, you’ll know that it's one of the finest debut albums ever made.  It captured everything that he was and would become.  His voice is calming but his words are stirring.  It's perfection.

Songs of Note: Suzanne; Sisters of Mercy

5 among the garbage and the flowers out of 5

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