Posts Tagged ‘Leonard Cohen’


It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76.

So without further ado…


100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure


99 Slaves – People That You Meet


98 Spoilers – No Pressure


97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain


96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate My Brain


95 Molly Parden – Kentucky, I


94 The Felice Brothers – Jack At The Asylum


93 Horse Thief – Another Youth


92 Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day


91 The Coathangers – Watch Your Back


90 Whitney – No Woman


89 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker


88 Haybaby – Joke/Rope


87 Springtime Carnivore – Raised By Wolves


86 Jamie T – Tescoland


85 VATS – Melting Culture


84 Holly Throsby – What Do You Say


83 Happyness – Falling Down


82 Hooded Fang – Tunnel Vision


81 The Felice Brothers – Aerosol Ball


80 Bueno – Babyface


79 Loch Lomond – Silver Felt


78 Velcro Hooks – Galaxy Police Club


77 Carter Tanton – Twentynine Palms


76 Avers – Insects


Check back for Part 2 (75-51) tomorrow.

RiP: Leonard Cohen

Posted: November 11, 2016 in Americana, Folk, Music, Rock


There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

Well a miserable week just got even more miserable. Too many music deaths this year.

I’m sure that for many of you, as he did for me, Leonard Cohen soundtracked many late nights of reflective, self-contemplation – often accompanied by too much alcohol and more. The man was a genuine poet of song, sad and sorrowful at times for sure, but nowhere near as gloomy and melancholy as portrayed – his lyrics were full of sharp wit, self deprecating humour, perceptive insights to the human condition, and often, so, so often, of astounding beauty.

I like to think that maybe he’s laughing now. What a week to turn it in. So long, Leonard Cohen. God bless you.

Far too many to choose from, but here, in no particular order, are some of our favourites.


















Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows


best of the weekAnd so as we head north to Mackem country here are 8 songs to keep you company over the weekend. All lovingly culled from the week’s new releases for you and including songs from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile, Greys, MV & EE, Honeyblood, Luxury Death and the incomparable Leonard Cohen.


  1. Greys – Fresh Hell
  2. Itasca – No Consequence
  3. Black Honey – Hello Today
  4. Honeyblood – Sea Hearts
  5. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile – Let Me Get There
  6. Luxury Death – I Feel Your Pain
  7. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  8. MV & EE – Feel Alright










Marissa Nadler has already provided some of our favourite cover versions ever and she has added to that list with her sparse and hauntingly beautiful version of Leonard Cohen’s Seems So Long Ago Nancy.

Download it here.