I'm Your Man (studio album) by Leonard Cohen
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The best album by Leonard Cohen is Songs Of Leonard Cohen which is ranked number 154 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,641.
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There's some phenomenal songwriting on this album. "Everybody Knows" and "Take This Waltz" are as strong as anything from Cohen's peak era. That said, it's impossible to look past the cringeworthy synth flourishes and cloying background vocals, especially on "First We Take Manhattan" and "Jazz Police". Produced in any other decade, this could have been among his best work.
Favorite Tracks:Everybody Knows
Leonard Cohen plays it extremely cool here and the distance makes for some intermittently charming moments. Definitely not a high impact record.
Cohen also felt in the awful sounding eighties trap. Bad production throughout with awful female singing.
I bought I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen on 25/12/1988 from Jim Griffiths on LP/MP3 for £- The version I have is on the record label CBS catalogue number 460642 1 It entered the UK charts on 27/02/1988 and got to number 48 spending a total of 13 weeks on the chart.
Although Leonard Cohen only released two albums in the 1980's, it is still very much apparent that he was one of the very few artists of the 60's/70's that got through this decade unscathed. Along with Tom Waits, his output did not suffer the same lack of quality control that hampered the likes of Bowie, Dylan, Neil Young, Lou Reed and Van Morrison. Although, strangely enough, the latter four all released something of a comeback album in 1989.
Lyrically, like pretty much every other Leonard Cohen album, this is great, the synths add another dimension to the tracks and they don't sound dated at all. With only the slight exception of Jazz Police, every track here is excellent, particularly the title track, I Can't Forget, Take This Waltz and the immortal Tower Of Song.
Leonard Cohen's best album of the eighties(well, there were only two), and certainly one of his best ever, I'm your man, sees Cohen swapping the guitars and piano's for synthesizers to create a brilliantly atmospheric soundscape. Off course this wouldn't mean a thing if the songs weren't any good, but fortunately the songs here are some of the best of Cohen's career, and that's saying something. First we take Manhattan, take this waltz, and, tower of song, are all stunning, as is, ain't no cure for love, and, everybody knows. An excellent album and a great example of how an artist can take their music to other places without losing any of their quality. Superb.
One of his best. I prefer most tracks live on his live albums or "boots". Awesome songwriter! MEZ
An eerie, dark, haunting masterpiece. Every song here is gold.
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