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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  • kevincorcoranjr says:

    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.

  • Amanda says:

    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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