‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ (1967) – Leonard Cohen

Regretfully, it was only after Leonard Cohen passed away in 2016 that I came to properly appreciate his work. Over his lifetime, Cohen’s work distinguished itself for its dark, spiritual and sensitive qualities. Already established as a renowned Canadian poet before he waded into the music industry, he possessed a command of language that loaded… Continue reading ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ (1967) – Leonard Cohen


‘Our Mother The Mountain’ (1969) – Townes Van Zandt

After watching ‘Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt,’ you are left in no doubt about how singular a character this man was. Having to endure bouts of harmful insulin shock therapy as a young man and stints of heroin addiction and a near lifelong alcohol dependency, his time on earth… Continue reading ‘Our Mother The Mountain’ (1969) – Townes Van Zandt

Folk · Rock

‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

‘I was beginning to believe that all black men were bad men  and white men would reign again I was beginning to believe that I was a mindless drugs freak that  couldn’t control my sanity or my sexuality I was beginning to believe that I could not believe in nothing except nothing and all I… Continue reading ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) – Bob Dylan

Acoustic · Folk

‘Carrie & Lowell’ – Sufjan Stevens (2015)

It’s only a matter of days before we’re treated to the annual glut of end of year music lists and I expect this album to be on a lot. Hailing from Michigan, Sufjan Stevens was brought up by his father and stepmother. His mother, the Carrie referred to in the title, was a troubled woman –… Continue reading ‘Carrie & Lowell’ – Sufjan Stevens (2015)