- Album name: Songs of Leonard Cohen
- Artist name: Leonard Cohen
- Year: 1967
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Columbia Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Buy it on Amazon: $28.23
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve heard Leonard Cohen’s songs before, but never Songs of Leonard Cohen or any other Leonard Cohen record.
What I expected
Mumbly, morose folk rock.
What it was actually like
I assumed that I would eventually find myself reviewing a Leonard Cohen record, since my mother is a big fan, and it would be strange not to find at least one of his records in her collection. And I liked it more than I thought I would!
All of the songs sounded more or less the same, and it was sometimes hard to know when one ended and the next began – for example, Suzanne and Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye are clearly the same song, and I’m not sure why he felt the need to include one on each side of the record, but they were both good enough, so it didn’t bother me.
So Long, Marianne was by far the best song on the record, but the rest was fine and I wouldn’t mind listening to this again.
4/5: would listen again