Songs Of Leonard Cohen (album) by Leonard Cohen

Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 165th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 927 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1967 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (165th)

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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2020 jnfbnTop 100 Greatest Music Albums10/10091
2020 LittleM1971Greatest Music Albums: 101-2009/100 -
2020 blvckgovtTop 100 Greatest Music Albums96/1005
2020 KettwigTop 62 Music Albums of the 1960s29/6211
2020 exileonthehellTop 100 Greatest Music Albums77/10024
2020 henrygreen0203Top 26 Music Albums of 196712/263
2020 SpyglassTop 100 Greatest Music Albums86/10015
2020 HokeMoseleyTop 100 Greatest Music Albums27/10074
2020 dihansseTop 100 Greatest Music Albums91/10010
2020 JMGL95JMGL95's Top 100: One Album per Artist Ver.60/100 -
2020 Sandrof1969Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s89/1002
2020 WayneMCPitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (1-100)11/100 -
2020 saacsquatchTop 100 Greatest Music Albums85/10016
2020 saacsquatchTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s14/10017
2020 RiveraTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s80/1004
2020 Graeme2Top 45 Music Albums of 19676/454
2020 CardboardfolderTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s68/1007
2020 phantom1305Leonard Cohen Albums Ranked4/14 -
2020 pjerskeTop 100 Greatest Music Albums1/100100
2020 PurplepashTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s74/1005
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 830
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 11,216

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85/100 (from 927 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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From 05/23/2020 04:26
It still amazes me that Cohen was a writer, then just decided, despite having no experience singing or playing guitar, to become a musician. The songwriting on this album is phenomenal, and the lyrics weaved on this album are among the best ever spoken.
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From 05/03/2020 15:19
Fantastic writing. Poetic talent comparable to Dylan but like Dylan I find some songs musically stale.
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From 04/18/2020 19:05
Magnificent.
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From 05/16/2018 16:52
This is one that albums that hits me, no mather the mood I'm in. Such powerful emotional lyrics by Leonard Cohen.
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75/100
From 02/13/2018 19:34
C'era già tutto Leoanrd Cohen in questo suo esordio, primo album di un trittico che avrebbe definiti i canoni della canzone sua e del cantautorato tutto, da lì in poi...
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95/100
From 02/04/2018 13:49
Really beautiful.
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From 07/12/2017 01:12
Leonard Cohen is a magician when it comes to words. He hypnotizes you and when you realize you're lost in another atmosphere that he created all around you when you were too distracted still trying to understand what he meant 2 songs before.
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From 06/15/2016 11:01
Here we have Leonard Cohen's debut album, his move from published poet to singer-songwriter is seamless, his debut is one of his very best collection of songs. What a piece of work Suzanne is for example, to try and analyse the lyrics would only break the spell of the poetry. Sisters Of Mercy is wonderful as is So Long, Marianne and another favourite of mine would be Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye.

Of course lyrically, Cohen is one of the very best of all time, but where the likes of Dylan have now and again released sub-standard material, Cohen's writing has never diminished throughout his career, you'd be hard pressed to find a throwaway line in his entire back catalogue. But why not start looking here regardless.
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From 05/22/2016 10:58
A brilliant debut album. As good as anything Dylan had released. It's a beautiful record full of stunning songs such as, Suzanne, so long,Marianne, and, hey,that's no way to say goodbye. That's probably the most famous tracks but there are plenty of other treasures to discover in, master song, sisters of mercy, and, one of us can't be wrong. Cohen manages to create something that is both haunting and spiritual. A classic.
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From 02/21/2016 00:09
When I listen to music I listen to emotion and the music and only after that grabs my attention, do lyrics grab my attention. I feel for this reason, I need to give this album a few more listens before connecting with it. His music isn't great, but it's still good, but I can tell the real art is the lyrics.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
8. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
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10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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