At the age of 80, Leonard Cohen has created a masterpiece. It’s a smoky, late-night concoction delivered with a deceptively light touch that masks deep seriousness.
~Neil McCormick (The Telegraph)
There’s only been one other album this year that’s hit me this hard in the gut: Rosanne Cash’s “The River & The Thread”.
Cohen’s recent album feels like a masterpiece, but I’ve only listened to it for two weeks. It needs to sink in, and by the end of the year (end year lists) we’ll see how it holds up. But for now.. Holy shit! This is wonderful music, must be his best since the brilliant “The Future” (1992).
My Favorite songs so far: Did I ever Love You, Almost Like The Blues, My Oh My, & Slow.
The lemon trees blossom
The almond trees whither
It’s Spring and it’s Summer
And it’s Winter forever
Did I ever love you
Does it really matter
Did I ever fight you
You don’t need to answer
Did I Ever Love You: