Reviews of Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas…Part 1
DROWNED IN SOUND — REVIEW: OLD IDEAS
My first front-to-back listen of Old Ideas quickly became an exercise in keeping up; the man is so endlessly quotable… On Old Ideas he filters these gifts of poetry and keen observation through his bruised, romantic outlook, into a fully-formed album that sounds as if it was always in there, waiting to see the light of day. Or the darkness.
— Drowned in Sound, January 24, 2012
NPR (US) — REVIEW: OLD IDEAS
Old Ideas… throbs with that life, its verses rife with zingers and painful confessions, and its music sounds more richly varied than anything Cohen has done in years… Old Ideas contemplates mortality in the bitter light of failed romance; it fearlessly broaches emotional extremes while still dropping the wisdom of an elder who should know better.
— NPR (US), January 22, 2012
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (CANADA) — REVIEW: OLD IDEAS
Old Ideas…is a charismatic record — moving, slyly upbeat and even sexy… Show Me the Place…is a hymn for the ages.
— The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), January 20, 2012