Leonard Cohen Named 2008 Montreal’s Best Singer/Songwriter, Most Desirable Man, Best-Dressed Man, & Best Local Living Author – But Only #2 in “Closest To Sainthood”

In the 19th Annual Best Of Montreal Readers Poll (2008), voters selected Leonard Cohen the Best Singer/Songwriter, Most Desirable Man, Best-Dressed, and Best Local Living Author. He ranked only #2, however, in the category, “Closest To Sainthood.”1

Update: New York Times Rhetorically Asks “Is Leonard Cohen the New Secular Saint of Montreal?”

I’ll leave the interpretation of these findings to the reader.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 16, 2016.


  1. Source: Montreal Mirror – Best of Montreal 2008 (Update: no longer online) []

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