Songs Of Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
Overall too ...monotonous for me. It's got a lot of fast paced finger picking with really mellow singing that feels a little exhausting. The lyrics are all written in what feels like a fantasy setting which can be fun, but can make things hard to follow/comprehend. For example, there's a line from "So Long, Marianne" that goes, "We met when we were almost young". Does that mean they were, infants? Toddlers? Does it have some deeper definition that actually means they were just AFTER being young? (just turned 18 or something along those lines) It's not until the middle of the record with songs like "So Long, Marianne" and "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" that we get into stuff that has more of an arrangement to it. The album then goes back to fewer instrumental landscapes. The album rounds out with a whistle solo accompanied by a vocal tracks that feel like their wandering around due to the panning. They also become more and more, intense before the song finally closes. Feels like something Bob Dylan would have made if he was obsessed with The Hobbit. Ultimately not my jam.