Leonard Cohen’s New Album, Old Ideas: Stream It for Free Online

Fans of Leonard Cohen, you’ve waited patiently. Seven long years. Now it’s finally here. Cohen’s new album Old Ideas officially hits the streets next week. But it’s now streaming online for free courtesy of NPR. It will only last a limited time. So settle in now and listen to the ten tracks, which as Guardian critic Kitty Empire puts it, are not about “death, betrayal and God, juicy as these are,” but rather “the stuff that has made Cohen indispensable for six decades: desire, regret, suffering, misanthropy, love, hope, and hamming it up.”

The poetic lines of the first track, “Going Home,” have been published in The New Yorker. You can pre-order the album here. H/T @opedr

More Leonard Cohen Videos & Movies:

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen (1971 Documentary)

Leonard Cohen Recounts “How I Got My Song,” or When His Love Affair with Music Began

Leonard Cohen Reads “The Future” (Not Safe for Work)

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Watch the Film


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  1. kevincorcoranjr says . . . | January 29, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Mr. Cohen is more than just a legendary musical artist. He’s an inspiration. A role model. A hero. A work of art. One of the last threads of a musical gentleman that we are still holding onto. I think a revolution could form in Leonard’s name. An attempt to regain what was once considered great music. Rejoice, friends, let’s cherish this great man’s career and his ability to put out a brand new album that will claim a place on the shelf next to his antique LP’s.

  2. Amanda says . . . | February 11, 2012 / 7:50 am

    loving the new bradford cox cover of leonard’s song “seems so long ago, nancy”: http://pitchfork.com/news/45313-watch-bradford-cox-cover-leonard-cohen/. really loving his new album as well!

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