“Leonard Cohen could order a breakfast burrito and his particular choice of words would impart more truth and profundity than most songwriters manage in their entire careers.” Evening Standard Reviews You Want It Darker

The title track broods with the minor hum of Avalanche — string arrangements by Cohen’s son Adam, shimmering choir from the Shaar Hasomayim Synagogue — as Cohen’s now sub-atomic voice sings: “If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame”.

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker review: ‘profound ruminations on mortality’ by Richard Godwin (Evening Standard: 21 October 2016). Full review at link.

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 Oct 21, 2016.

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