In 2012 Uncut Made It Official – Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Is Year’s Best Album

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Uncut’s Top 75 New Albums Of 2012 – #1 Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen

Yeah, this is old news. I posted this story back on November 26, 2012 at the late, lamented DrHGuy.com, but this is clearly worth reliving and preserving. So, here are The Top Ten entries from Uncut’s Top 75 new albums of 2012  with links to the original reviews, follow:

10. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Wrecking Ball
(COLUMBIA)

9. NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE
Psychedelic Pill
(REPRISE)

8. GRIZZLY BEAR
Shields
(WARP)

7. TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
Hair
(DRAG CITY)

6. BILL FAY
Life Is People
(DEAD OCEANS)

5. FRANK OCEAN
Channel Orange
(ISLAND DEF JAM)

4. DR JOHN
Locked Down
(NONESUCH)

3. JACK WHITE
Blunderbuss
(THIRD MAN/XL)

2. BOB DYLAN
Tempest
(COLUMBIA)

1. LEONARD COHEN
Old Ideas
(COLUMBIA)

His first studio album for eight years finds Cohen addressing waning physical powers and moral uncertainties…

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Coffee Cup Sleeve

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This coffee cup sleeve promoting Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas album features the Unified Heart symbol and the following text:

Leonard Cohen
Old Ideas

His first album of
new songs in eight years
Featuring “Darkness”

Found on auction site.

Note: Originally posted April 25, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Countertop Display

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Mandy MacLeod sends the back story behind this shot of an Old Ideas promotional display featuring the Muse of the Laboratory lithograph:

After bullying my baby brother to go to his local record store in Santa Cruz, my package arrived today.  I did only want the lithograph that they were giving away free, but he sent me the CD (that makes 4 now, and a vinyl copy).  While he was there, he managed to get the counter top cardboard advertising board.  Also sent me the iTunes card from Starbucks for free download of Banjo.

Note: Originally posted March 2, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric