Leonard Cohen


is leonhard cohen a christian?

>>By rev dr natch   (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 01:07)

well i just wan't to say that he is realy good!!...

>>By niel young lover   (Friday, 10 Jan 2003 20:21)

No, he is not a Christian. He was born Jewish and has since turned to Zen Buddism as a
means to worship God

>>By me   (Friday, 24 Jan 2003 21:17)

just saw leonard cohen on a pbs special. I think it was from 1988. absolutley blew me away! fantastic music. deep. melodic.

the man is genius

>>By tom   (Sunday, 30 Mar 2003 05:50)

I heard leonard cohen for the first time in march 2003 on a PBS special...haunting music, relevant recent history and religious perspective. I cried.

>>By CDM   (Sunday, 30 Mar 2003 07:05)

The man is a musical genius.

His use of instruments like the Mandolin/ Spanish guitar, Violin, Steel Guitar... and the juxtaposition of his deep, gravel-ish voice with that of the high-pitched, sweet female voices or a church-like choir ... his various music forms like a waltz, jazz, country, spiritual .... his writing style's use of irony and beatiful phrasing............. all these things are spectacularly done in an understated manner.

I find myself smiling in awe as I listen, even through the darkest lyrics.

>>By slowhandml   (Sunday, 30 Mar 2003 20:05)

Saw Leonard live at PLace Des Art in Montreal, his home town about 1972. One of the
most memorable concerts I have ever seen. A true Canadian genius.

>>By JB   (Monday, 7 Apr 2003 02:00)

He rocks

>>By Saw Docotor   (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 20:37)

his song his so fly, mad cats tried to cop it from him.

>>By smoon   (Sunday, 18 May 2003 09:03)

"in my secret life" is really brilliant! i'd listen to it hours and hours...

>>By silvergreenelena   (Thursday, 24 Jul 2003 17:20)

is leonhard cohen a christian?

>>By rev dr natch (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 01:07)

No, he was born jewish, and as I understood well he has converted to Buddhism. But I could be wrong. More important, does it matter for the music. All he did was great, but his last record which he did a year ago. I must say I wasn't so charmed by that one, but that might have been because it was quite positive compared to his other work.

My personal favorite is "songs from a room" none of the songs there are bad, and for those who love singer songwriters it is obligitory material..

The guy should get a pulitzer.......

>>By Campking   (Friday, 9 Jul 2004 15:23)

I know I sound stupid but i'm definately going to like someone who sings "gimmie crack and anal sex".

>>By thom   (Thursday, 9 Sep 2004 21:30)

the guy is good...... and still alive. but there are usually only a couple of good tracks on most of his records. more on some, less on others. haven't heard the latest album yet. many, many people are influenced by him, even Trent Reznor.

>>By jimakane   (Friday, 17 Dec 2004 23:55)

I wish Leonard Cohen would go back to recording albums with a more acoustic sound. The whole "Euro-Disco" sound he's been doing since the 80s is making it really hard to keep listening to him. I mean, I'M YOUR MAN was good, and he still writes good lyrics, but since then he's been on a long decline production wise, and no number of backing singers can make up for it.

>>By conl   (Monday, 10 Jan 2005 17:51)

i have to agree with you there conl.... im your man had a few good tracks on it. sometimes the backing vocals help, and sometimes they hurt..... alot......

>>By jimakane   (Monday, 10 Jan 2005 19:58)

leonard cohen's music from the late 60's early 70's is definitely my preference. . .

songs. . .and songs of love and hate both ignite fires inside of me. . .

'avalanche' is one of the most gorgeous songs on this earth. . .

*swoon. . .heart flutters*

>>By drowninginflame   (Monday, 10 Jan 2005 20:38)

One of the great songwriters of our time. Also proves that sincerity is the best quality of a singer...

>>By Noudjali   (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 14:02)

i love this guy he's been a fovorite of mind for years .. i love the 'sisters of Mercy" and many of his old tunes also "I'm your man" tears at my heart.

>>By boobiepottyfanny   (Saturday, 25 Mar 2006 23:39)

Great folk music, very pretty. Has a good number of enjoyable songs, sweet talent. Down to earth.

>>By MagentaStraberry   (Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 02:10)

I like his earlier,more moody work best.

>>By scarletnikki   (Monday, 29 Oct 2007 20:28)

He is a great guy. Never could forget "Democracy"

>>By Joshua Tree   (Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 09:56)

Has anyone seen the documentary about him ? I think it's called I'm your man. Well, he's a favorite of mine, but I was totally disappointed by this movie. There were some performances of his songs by other artists that were embarassingly bad.

>>By resound7   (Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 04:00)

no I never saw that, I will look out for a repeat tho!

>>By scarletnikki   (Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 09:43)

I have not heard any of his later work but the many covers that Judy Collins did of his early songs are among some of my favorite music.

>>By 21pinetree   (Monday, 12 Nov 2007 02:07)

Check out the film McCabe and Mrs. Miller (netflicks might have it.) Soundrack is from Leonard Cohen albums. Warren Beatty and Julie Cristie in a turn of the century gold-mining town on the outskirts. Gorgeous!

I grew up listening to leonard cohen, so it's wierd to see him newly adulated.

>>By redgem   (Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 17:26)

Cohen is

>>By Campking   (Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 15:31)

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