Songs From The Road
leonard cohen's second album from 1969 maintained the haunting strengths of its predecessor. his hypnotic, murmured voice retains its compelling power and the content on songs from a room proves equally resonant. where another pensive singer-songwriter might warp his craft with bathos, cohen injects his work with mature insight, using metaphor and poetic insight to enhance his craft. superb acoustic guitarwork weaves a path throughout the bewitching melodies, enhancing the singer's spell, although cohen's self-deprecating humour is equally prevalent, particularly on the singalong 'tonight will be fine'. 'songs from a room' captures every facet of cohen's inestimable talent - it's a magnificent collection of songs of solitude, despair and resignation.
- Genre 60s & 70s