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Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:02 am

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12 users contributed to the album list, and 14 submitted a song list. If you want to see those lists, check this topic:
http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewto ... f=2&t=4379

I will cover the albums first and then the songs; but first, here's a breakdown of the albums by their songs that did not place in the top 40 (I shortened from the usual top 50 to avoid having any song with only 1 vote in the final list)

Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967):
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Songs From A Room (1969):
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A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes (36)
You Know Who I Am (26)
Story of Isaac (24)
The Butcher (22)
The Old Revolution (13)
Lady Midnight (1)

Songs Of Love And Hate (1971):
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Love Calls You By Your Name (35)

Live Songs (1973):
Please Don’t Pass Me By (A Disgrace) (26)

New Skin For The Old Ceremony (1974) :
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A Singer Must Die (32)
Field Commander Cohen (21)
I Tried to Leave You (6)
Take This Longing (5)

Death Of A Ladies' Man (1977) :
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Memories (37)
Death Of A Ladies' Man (20)
Iodine (16)
True Love Leaves No Traces (3)

Recent Songs (1979):
The Guests (32)
Ballad of the Absent Mare (26)
The Lost Canadian (Un canadien errant) (24)
The Gypsy's Wife (21)
Came So Far for Beauty (16)
The Smokey Life (14)

Various Positions (1984):
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The Captain (18)
Coming Back to You (15)
If it Be Your Will (8)
Hunter's Lullaby (8)
The Law (1)

I'm Your Man(1988):
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Ain't No Cure for Love (25)
Jazz Police (7)

The Future (1992):
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Democracy (28)
Anthem (11)
Closing Time (5)

Ten New Songs (2001):
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A Thousand Kisses Deep (21)
By the Rivers Dark (15)

Dear Heather (2004):
There For You (10)

Old Ideas (2012):
Come Healing (36)
Darkness (15)
Going Home (5)
Show Me the Place (1)

Popular Problems (2014):
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Slow (14)
Nevermind (7)
A Street (7)
My Oh My (6)
Did I Ever Love You (4)
Born in Chains (2)

You Want It Darker (2016):
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On the Level (24)
Leaving the Table (23)
Traveling Light (14)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:52 am

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15. Live Songs (1973)
Score: 8 Points
Votes: 1
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: unranked


Biggest Fan(s):
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14. Live in London (2009)
Score: 34 Points
Votes: 4
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: bubbling


Biggest Fan(s):
BleuPanda (#7), Rob (#7)

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12 (tie). Death of a Ladies' Man (1977)
Score: 38 Points
Votes: 4
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: unranked


Biggest Fan(s):
Nassim (#5)

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12 (tie). Ten New Songs (2001)
Score: 38 Points
Votes: 5
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: bubbling


Biggest Fan(s):
Dexter (#7)

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11. Old Ideas (2010)
Score: 40 Points
Votes: 3
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: 2331 (5th for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
acroamor (#3)

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10. Recent Songs (1979)
Score: 60 Points
Votes: 5
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: unranked


Biggest Fan(s):
andyd1010 (#3)

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9. The Future (1992)
Score: 92 Points
Votes: 9
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: bubbling


Biggest Fan(s):
Rob (#3)

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8. Popular Problems (1992)
Score: 94 Points
Votes: 8
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: 2609 (#6 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
Nassim (#4)

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7. Various Positions (1984)
Score: 119 Points
Votes: 8
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: unranked


Biggest Fan(s):
andyd1010 (#2)

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6. You Want It Darker (2016)
Score: 149 Points
Votes: 9
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: unranked (but not for long)


Biggest Fan(s):
Rob (#2), BleuPanda (#3)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by veganvalentine » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:03 am

I definitely need to check out more Leonard Cohen. Bizarrely, I've only listened to Dear Heather and The Future, but the latter is a great album. One of my all-time favorite lyrics comes from the title track: "Take the only tree that's left / Stuff it up the hole in your culture."

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:27 pm

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5. New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974)
Score: 238 Points
Votes: 12
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: bubbling


Biggest Fan(s):
EmilienDelRey (#1), Matski (#3)

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4. Songs from a Room (1973)
Score: 239 Points
Votes: 11
2014 AMF Rank: unranked
Acclaimed Music Rank: 924 (#4 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
EmilienDelRey (#2), Miguel (#3), bonnielaurel (#3), Nassim (#3), Dexter (#3)

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3. I'm Your Man (1988)
Score: 272 Points
Votes: 12
2014 AMF Rank: 329 (#3 for Leonard Cohen)
Acclaimed Music Rank: 538 (#3 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
jamieW (#1), bonnielaurel (#2), Honorio (#2)

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2. Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
Score: 362 Points
Votes: 12
2014 AMF Rank: 221 (#2 for Leonard Cohen)
Acclaimed Music Rank: 461 (#2 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
Matski (#1), Nassim (#1), BleuPanda (#2), Miguel (#2), acroamor (#2), Dexter (#2), jamieW (#3), EmilienDelRey (#3)

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1. Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Score: 539 Points
Votes: 12
2014 AMF Rank: 62 (#1 for Leonard Cohen)
Acclaimed Music Rank: 149 (#1 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest Fan(s):
BleuPanda (#1), Miguel (#1), bonnielaurel (#1), Honorio (#1), acroamor (#1), andyd1010 (#1), Rob (#1), Dexter (#1), Matski (#2), Nassim (#2), jamieW (#2), EmilienDelRey (#3)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Honorio » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Many thanks for this, Nassim! I mostly agree with the album results. A consistent career, only "Dear Heather" didn't get a Top 10 vote.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Rob » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:41 pm

Honorio wrote:Many thanks for this, Nassim! I mostly agree with the album results. A consistent career, only "Dear Heather" didn't get a Top 10 vote.
And I'd argue it is the only one that really doesn't deserve one ;)

Interesting (but not unexpected) to see that Songs of Leonard Cohen is so far ahead of the competition. Despite the consistency of his output there is hardly any discussion about which album of his is the best. It seems that the song list is going to confirm this album's status, as a quarter of the whole list will come from Cohen's debut.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:11 am

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40. Steer Your Way (2016)
Score: 44
Votes: 4
#3 You Want It Darker track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Rob (#9)

39. Paper-Thin Hotel (1977)
Score: 47
Votes: 3
#1 Death Of A Ladies' Man track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Matski (#7)

38. Night Comes On (1984)
Score: 52
Votes: 3
#3 Various Positions track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Nassim (#10)

37. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (1969)
Score: 53
Votes: 4
#3 Songs From A Room track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Miguel (#6)

36. In My Secret Life (2001)
Score: 55
Votes: 4
#1 Ten New Songs track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Matski (#3)

35. String Reprise / Treaty (2016)
Score: 58
Votes: 2
#2 You Want It Darker track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest Fan: acroamor (#6)

34. Diamonds in the Mine (1971)
Score: 59
Votes: 4
#6 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: BleuPanda (#3)

33. Waiting For The Miracle (1992)
Score: 60
Votes: 3
#2 The Future track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: jamieW (#4)

32. There Is a War (1974)
Score: 64
Votes: 4
#5 New Skin For The Old Ceremony track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: EmilienDelRey (#7)

31. Almost Like the Blues (2014)
Score: 65
Votes: 4
#1 Popular Problems track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: DaveC (#3)

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30. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (1967)
Score: 66
Votes: 4
#10 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: DaveC (#5)

29. The Stranger Song (1967)
Score: 77
Votes: 5
#9 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 4475 (#12 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan: BleuPanda (#9)

28. Is This What You Wanted (1974)
Score: 79
Votes: 4
#4 New Skin For The Old Ceremony track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fans: Matski (#6), Nassim (#6)

27. Stories of the Street (1967)
Score: 80
Votes: 4
#8 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: jamieW (#5)

26. Last Year's Man (1971)
Score: 82
Votes: 7
#5 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan: Nassim (#8)

24 (tie). Lover Lover Lover (1974)
Score: 86
Votes: 5
#3 New Skin For The Old Ceremony track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: andyd1010 (#5)

24 (tie). Tower of Song (1988)
Score: 86
Votes: 6
#5 I'm Your Man track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 2041 (#6 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan: BleuPanda (#6)

23. Teachers (1967)
Score: 90
Votes: 6
#7 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Henrik (#5)

22. Winter Lady (1967)
Score: 92
Votes: 6
#6 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 5663 (#13 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan: acroamor (#8)

21. Take This Waltz (1988)
Score: 95
Votes: 8
#4 I'm Your Man track
2015 Song poll: unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: andyd1010 (#4)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

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20. I'm Your Man (1988)
Score:99
Votes: 6
#3 I'm Your Man track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan: jamieW (#7)

19. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (1967)
Score:102
Votes: 9
#5 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan: Dexter (#7)

18. You Want It Darker (2016)
Score:109
Votes: 7
#1 You Want It Darker track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan(s): BleuPanda (#7), Henrik (#7)

17. The Future (1992)
Score:113
Votes: 7
#1 The Future track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 2493 (#7 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fans: Rob (#6), jamieW (#6)

16. Master Song (1967)
Score:114
Votes: 8
#4 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan: Henrik (#4)

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15. Joan of Arc (1971)
Score:119
Votes: 5
#4 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fans: acroamor (#5), Miguel (#5)

14. Dance Me to the End of Love (1984)
Score:127
Votes: 8
#2 Various Positions track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan(s): bonnielaurel (#6), DaveC (#6)

13. Dress Rehearsal Rag (1971)
Score:138
Votes: 6
#3 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan: Nassim (#2)

12. Bird on the Wire (1969)
Score:157
Votes: 8
#2 Songs From A Room track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: bubbling


Biggest fan: Dexter (#5)

11. Who by Fire (1974)
Score:167
Votes: 8
#2 New Skin For The Old Ceremony track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 3691 (#11 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan: EmilienDelRey (#4)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:00 pm

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I'd really like to live beside you, baby
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
But you see that line there moving through the station?
I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those


10. First We Take Manhattan (1988)
Score:192
Votes: 11
#2 I'm Your Man track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 2960 (#9 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fans: Honorio (#3), bonnielaurel (#5)

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right


9. Sisters of Mercy (1967)
Score:219
Votes: 11
#3 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 3004 (#10 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): Rob (#4), EmilienDelRey (#5)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come;
Then we'll come from the shadows


8. The Partisan (1969)
Score:223
Votes: 8
#1 Songs From A Room track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fan(s): EmilienDelRey (#2), Miguel (#2), Nassim (#3)

I remember you well
In the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again, you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception


7. Chelsea Hotel #2 (1974)
Score:225
Votes: 9
#1 New Skin For The Old Ceremony track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 1551 (#5 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): acroamor (#1), EmilienDelRey (#1)

Well I stepped into an avalanche
It covered up my soul;
When I am not this hunchback that you see
I sleep beneath the golden hill
You who wish to conquer pain
You must learn, learn to serve me well


6. Avalanche (1971)
Score:258
Votes: 9
#2 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: unranked


Biggest fans: Matski (#1), Nassim (#1), jamieW (#2), Henrik (#3), Miguel (#4)
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Nassim » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:49 pm

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Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two


5. Everybody Knows (1988)
Score:277
Votes: 12
#1 I'm Your Man track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 2921 (#8 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): jamieW (#1), Rob (#2), bonnielaurel (#3), Nassim (#5)

Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?


4. Hallelujah (1984)
Score:319
Votes: 12
#1 Various Positions track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 839 (#3 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): bonnielaurel (#2), andyd1010 (#3), Rob (#3), Dexter (#4), Honorio (#4), BleuPanda (#5), Matski (#5)

Your letters they all say that you're beside me now
Then why do I feel alone?
I'm standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
Is fastening my ankle to a stone


3. So Long, Marianne (1967)
Score:394
Votes: 12
#2 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll : unranked
Acclaimed Music rank: 1349 (#4 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): andyd1010 (#1), Dexter (#2), EmilienDelRey (#3), BleuPanda (#4), bonnielaurel (#4), DaveC (#4), Matski (#4), Nassim (#4), Honorio (#5)

Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried


2. Famous Blue Raincoat (1971)
Score:450
Votes: 13
#1 Songs Of Love And Hate track
2015 Song poll : 612 (#2 for Leonard Cohen)
Acclaimed Music rank: 559 (#2 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): Henrik (#1), Miguel (#1), BleuPanda (#2), DaveC (#2), Honorio (#2), acroamor (#3), Dexter (#3), jamieW (#3), Rob (#5)

And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover


1. Suzanne (1967)
Score:588
Votes: 14
#1 Songs Of Leonard Cohen track
2015 Song poll : 111 (#1 for Leonard Cohen)
Acclaimed Music rank: 361 (#1 for Leonard Cohen)


Biggest fan(s): BleuPanda (#1), bonnielaurel (#1), DaveC (#1), Dexter (#1), Honorio (#1), Rob (#1), acroamor (#2), andyd1010 (#2), Honorio (#2), Matski (#2), Miguel (#3)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Honorio » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:04 pm

Thank you very much, Nassim!!

The Top 85 Leonard Cohen songs according to AM Forum.
An excellent selection, the Top 25 is pure gold...


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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by jamieW » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:01 am

Thanks, BleuPanda for starting this, and thank you Nassim for finishing the job. It's a well-deserved tribute to Leonard and a great list overall. (Thanks, too, to Honorio for the playlist. It's a great way to celebrate the diversity and range of his extensive career.)

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Matski » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm

The results aren't too surprising but in any case, thank you for all your effort Nassim.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by andyd1010 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks BleuPanda and Nassim. This was a nice way to look back at his career. Is someone planning to start a thread for The Rolling Stones?

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Leonard Cohen Results

Post by Rob » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:46 am

It's a very good song list. Most surprising is the rather low placement of Tower of Song, which is usually seen as a top effort. Thanks for the presentation Nassim!

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