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on 4 October 2017
Another Cohen masterpiece, any Cohen fan will like this album.
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on 30 December 2017
buy from this seller perfect item so so pleased
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on 24 December 2017
If you're a fan, you'll love this.
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on 4 December 2017
strong album
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 4 October 2015
Cohen's seventh studio album, and again one marvels at his verbal resourcefulness and his careful deployment of musical means that nonetheless keep the challenging lyrics to the fore. There is indeed a tinge of C&W to the arrangements, but the songs seem to deal with existential themes to an extent that goes well beyond typical C&W subject matter, even when it is gospel-inflected. A concern with masculine authority, violence, and spirituality seems to underpin this album -- that's a very broad characterization, I know, but to get any more specific, one would have to get into the weeds of textual interpretation to an extent that wouldn't be appropriate in a review. Suffice it to say that the affirmative songs, like the famous "Hallelujah," and "Dance Me to the End of Love" are never uncomplicatedly affirmative -- confusion and a consciousness of finitude (of life, of love) give them weight and contrarian texture, and the blending of the spiritual and the political -- in songs like "The Captain," Hunter's Lullaby," and "Night Comes On" -- is striking and effective. I don't have a clear "favorite song" from this album, and there's nothing quite as engaging as "Alexandra Leaving" (from "Ten New Songs"), perhaps Cohen's most beautiful song, but they are all thought-provoking and satisfying musically in the moment.

Note: I've found the Wikipedia pages on Cohen's albums very informative, usually giving more information than the program notes on the reissued CDs and usefully contextualizing the album in relation to what was going on creatively in Cohen's life at the time.
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on 9 February 2015
Discovered Leonard Cohen only on old Jools Holland clips on you tube. Why I haven't come across him before I can't understand. Nonetheless better late than never. Fabulous music. Would highly recommend to everyone.
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on 31 March 2017
Excellent album, enjoyed every track. Some classics, including Hallelujah.
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on 29 April 2017
heart breaking and lovely
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on 22 March 2017
Great cd and loved all the tracks.
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on 28 July 2017
Love this so sad he is gone but what a legacy
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