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

Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 467th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 600 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (108th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (467th)

Leonard Cohen bestography

Songs Of Love And Hate is ranked 2nd best out of 27 albums by Leonard Cohen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Leonard Cohen is Songs Of Leonard Cohen which is ranked number 149 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,276.

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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 82.8/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:12
Great record with amazing lyrics
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80/100
From 07/03/2022 22:49
Cohen has really unique style on this record and I like it.
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90/100
From 06/27/2021 23:18
Dude is vindictive in this one, even his voice carries a level of brooding anger not heard before. This is the most "produced" of his classic trio, yet it keeps being rather subdued when compared to his later work.
Whenever I get the sense that Cohen is too Stoic I listen to this too remember he is also capable of real human f*%k you all atittude
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25/100
From 06/18/2021 12:00
he can really rhyme other than that not much here for me
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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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75/100
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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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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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. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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19. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
20. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
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