Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Leonard Cohen: The Darkness

Leonard Cohen is 77 years old.  His is a singing style he's managed to carry through decades, his voice a bass conversational delivery that requires the least amount of melody to work.  Here, Cohen sings "The Darkness," a country-blues song as timeless as any, but better than most, (which, of course, applies to the genre's more recent manufacturing of pop-riddled, disposable, line-dancing shit).

Cohen's new album, Old Ideas, is out today.

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No Ripcord: Keiji Haino & SUMAC

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