Songs Of Love And Hate (studio album) by Leonard Cohen

Songs Of Love And Hate
Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 452nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 539 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (107th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (452nd)

Leonard Cohen bestography

Songs Of Love And Hate is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by Leonard Cohen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Leonard Cohen is Songs Of Leonard Cohen which is ranked number 155 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,860.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 539 votes)
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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 83.2/100, a mean average of 82.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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70/100
From 01/03/2021 17:30
Bem sombrio e melancólico, mas sem perder a beleza.
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From 05/04/2019 10:34
Essential Cohen

Perfectly dark and brooding yet some how beautiful like a bleak day drizzling with rain
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80/100
From 10/26/2018 17:24
Dark, Disgusting, and raw. Should just be titled 'Songs of Hate' because even the love songs here are grounded in hate. Really great listen when you're in a f*** the world mood.
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From 11/03/2017 20:30
Best Tracks: Avalanche, Joan of Arc
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95/100
From 09/11/2017 10:11
whenever i drink i listen this album and cry...
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From 05/23/2016 16:17
The third classic album in a row from Leonard Cohen. Songs of love and hate, is a stunning record full of fantastic songs. Avalanche, is a brilliant opener, brooding and mysterious. Other standouts include, famous blue raincoat, and, joan of arc. Diamonds in the mine, is a fun singalong and, love calls you by your name, is another highlight, as is, dress rehearsal rag, and, last year's man, Oh what the hell, they're all amazing. With the exception of, I'm your man, Cohen's best albums are the first three, this being the last of them. He would continue to make great music, but these records are the reason why Leonard Cohen is spoken in the same breath as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Excellent.
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From 03/17/2015 13:43
More hate than love, so that we can love it better...
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80/100
From 09/22/2014 16:12
A great album that has a much broader range of sounds and moods than his other folk albums.Diamonds in the Mine and When Love Calls You By Your Name are just brilliant.
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From 09/08/2013 20:45
Excellent 3rd album from Leonard Cohen, lyrically dazzling as you would expect, but it also has quite a rich sound despite the sparse instrumentation. Like this album, I think Cohen's voice is quite underrated.

Only 8 tracks is its only downfall, but it does contain two of his best in Last Years Man and Famous Blue Raincoat, but I get the feeling that in years to come a song like Joan Of Arc will have grown in stature.
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From 07/03/2013 08:15
Cohen's "Blood On The Tracks" moment
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
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12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
16. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
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20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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