Ten New Songs (studio album) by Leonard Cohen

Ten New Songs by Leonard Cohen
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 4,030th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Leonard Cohen bestography

Ten New Songs is ranked 10th 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 154 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,972.

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From 11/17/2021 02:10
This is the album that began the final phase of Cohen's career, a phase that also includes Dear Heather, Popular Problems, Old Ideas, and You Want it Darker. In my opinion, Ten New Songs is the best of that lot (though You Want it Darker is also a contender). It is also one of Cohen's greatest albums and though it may not hit the heights/peaks of some of his earlier album, it is really consistently good all the way through. There are some great lyrics on this record and a more hopeful tone than some other albums. Thematically it is driven by interior concerns and lacks the social commentary one finds on The Future, but that is ok in my opinion. LC sounds to me like he really has something to say on this album, and it is an affirmation of existence. I feel the content is richer and deeper than some of what appears on Popular Problems, Dear Heather, and Old Ideas.
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All alone
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From 02/21/2018 20:22
I perenni ritmi lenti fanno rimanere le canzoni di Cohen su un filo sospeso tra intensità e noia: qui a volte si cade nella seconda.
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From 06/16/2016 16:10
A very laid back and soulful album from Leonard Cohen. Ten new songs, in a way, is a collobaration with Anjani Thomas and Sharon Robinson, who help out on vocal duties considering Cohen can hardly sing a note anymore. Still, some nice songs in, a thousand kisses deep, love itself, and, Alexandra leaving. Ten new songs, sonically, is the kind of record Leonard Cohen would continue to make, for probably the rest of his career. A very good album, and though hardly essential or challenging, it is a lovely record.
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From 10/12/2014 19:12
One of my all time favorite albums. Love virtually all the songs. the weakest being "That Don't Make it Junk" & "The LAnd Of Plenty". Although the 2 weakest tracks imo, they are alright. All other tracks are fantastic. Love his voice here with the girl background singers & the production is great! A+ 10+. "Here It Is", Alexandria Leaving" "A Thousand Kisses Deep", "By The Rivers Dark", "Boogie Street", "In MY Secret Life" Wow!! An Overall top 5 album in my vast vast library. MEZ
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