Leonard Cohen - 'Popular Problems'

Leonard Cohen - 'Popular Problems'

With each year that passes, Leonard Cohen’s voice gets ever deeper. On this, his 13th studio album, his gravelly vocals are so low they’re practically in the gutter - as is, brilliantly, his mind. Opener ‘Slow’ has the soon-to-be...

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Leonard Cohen - 'Old Ideas'

Leonard Cohen - 'Old Ideas'

You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but when the hound in question is a lyricist and songwriter of such magnitude as the one and only Leonard Cohen , it’s perfectly acceptable for them to attack your soul with the same sweet...

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Leonard Cohen - 'Show Me The Place'

Leonard Cohen - 'Show Me The Place'

It’s been almost eight years since we’ve heard from ol’ Len, but everyone’s favourite lachrymose troubadour hasn’t missed a step: the first taster from his new album sees him, with that molasses-thick voice, still puzzling over sex,...

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Festival International De Benicassim

Festival International De Benicassim

You can bet all those focus groups employed by the UK’s increasingly corporate festival scene have been scratching their heads this summer, trying to fathom why their bland, identikit line-ups have resulted in mass disinterest and undersold...

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Cohen, Leonard : Ten New Songs

Cohen, Leonard : Ten New Songs

Even his most optimistic fans could've been forgiven for thinking that they'd heard the last of Leonard Cohen, the most urbanely depressed of rock's elder statesmen. After all, he's just turned 67, hasn't released an album in nine years and,...

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