Dear Heather - Leonard Cohen
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  • Summary: The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, now 70 years old, returns with his 11th studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Dear Heather is Cohen's highest tide yet, his most exquisite marriage of song and poetry and ambiguous grace. [Nov 2004, p.114]
  2. 84
    Dear Heather, while slow and deep like all of Cohen's albums, carries its own rich surprises. [#13, p.95]
  3. 80
    Lyrically it's one of Cohen's least ambiguous albums... Musically it's melodic and memorable. [Nov 2004, p.96]
  4. At once new and old, familiar and fresh.
  5. His sleaziness is hilarious. [30 Oct 2004, p.65]
  6. A straightforward, warm-sounding album. [Dec 2004, p.138]
  7. Mostly, Dear Heather just coasts on poetic phrasing and inoffensive tunes.

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  1. XavierF
    Jan 10, 2005
    9
    Again Leonard brings out something that tugs at the soul. The fact that this man spends most of his time in a buddhist monastary shines through in his music; what we listen to is both musicly genius and somehow spiritual. Expand
  2. lawrenceh
    Oct 26, 2004
    9
    While 10 New Songs(2001) found L.C. in a tired mood, this collection is musically more lively and varied, the tracks being spiced with some tasteful instrumentation adding texture to the synth approach continued from this work's aforementioned predecessor. Lyrically, Leonard explores his usual themes emphasizing confronting age and mortality and homages to his lost literary friends. His wordcraft precision is even more noticeable here than on his last work, a marked departure from his more detailed and lengthy expression found in his early work. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2011
    8
    It is a good album , because its all about the lyrics I cat talk about the music his lyrics a lots of the time simple put good,he is the best row-model for kids that want to be song writers Expand