Most music criticism is in the nineteenth century. It’s so far behind, say, the criticism of painting. It’s still based on nineteenth-century art – cows beside a stream and trees and ‘I know what I like.’ There’s no concession to the fact that Dylan might be a more sophisticated singer than Whitney Houston, that he’s probably the most sophisticated singer we’ve had in a generation.
Leonard Cohen’s Nervous Breakthrough by Mark Rowland, Musician, July 1988
Leonard Cohen-Bob Dylan Interface
A collection of posts about the interface between Leonard Cohen & Bob Dylan, including their opinions of each other, their interactions, and their occasional differences can be found at Leonard Cohen-Bob Dylan Interface