Songs Of Leonard Cohen (studio album) by Leonard Cohen

Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 151st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,085 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1967 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (25th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (151st)

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.4/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 03/26/2023 15:34
Leonard Cohen is an excellent song writer with this album being a strong testament for that. The fact that this is his debut and he is creating classics such as Suzanne and So Long, Marianne is extremely impressive. The music is just full of potential and it would have been a joy to watch his career unfold. His words are intelligent and mature and they stand out as some of the best at the time. I love the delivery of his words as well and I think his vocal is extremely strong. However, where this album struggles is in the musicianship. It can sound a little empty and simple at times but I think that is due to how early of a release this is. I think this album is more of a display of what he was going to become and that is why it is so loved as this is where it all began and there is so much potential on here that it makes it such an exciting release to listen to. Overall, this is a very strong start to a career but there is a lot that can be built upon this which makes me very excited to explore more from his discography.
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85/100
From 05/02/2022 08:30
Very good, enjoyable singer-songwriter album. I really like his deep, sad voice.
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From 11/15/2021 18:32
It's nice to see this album moving up the charts! I think Cohen's best will come later, but he deserves the respect for being one of the most clever songwriters of a generation.
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From 10/04/2021 08:30
suzanne...
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From 03/01/2021 18:00
Talvez seu maior clássico, belíssimo.
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From 02/08/2021 13:52
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From 01/30/2021 15:55
A really good album. Mostly acoustic but with some lovely touches added to lift the songs. Strongest section is Sisters of Mercy - So Long, Marianne - Het, That's No Way to Say Goodbye. Suzanne also good. I have Bonus tracks of which Store Room is a bit repetitive but the fuller instrumentation including drums on Blessed Is The Memory is super but can see why it was left off the original album which is more sparse.
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From 12/03/2020 05:32
Remarkably strong collection of songs for a debut album.
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From 11/28/2020 21:54
Suzanne is the standout track from this album but the lyrics are astonishing and beautiful very iconic voice.
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From 11/27/2020 13:28
Probably my favorite from Cohen. The lyrics are always great but sometimes the music is subpar, but not here. The arrangements and production are good on this album too
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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
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