The beauty and honesty of this work is almost too great to bear. Cohen isn’t just a consummate poet and musician, but a guy who’s been scorched by wisdom and bears his wounds with grace rather than self-pity. No other album this year, even Dylan’s magisterial Tempest, comes near the depth achieved so effortlessly in Old Ideas. A classic.
Read the full review at CD of the Year: Old Ideas – Leonard Cohen by Mark Kide. Posted 24 December 2012 at theartsdesk.