Monday, March 22, 2010

A look at my CD collection, part 8: Anjani - Blue Alert

Finally, changing topics...

Q: What kind of a 76 year-old-man dates a 51 year-old-woman?

A: Leonard Cohen

I kind of hate Leonard Cohen, with his constant cadre of women and his perfect songs.  Damn him all to hell.  Blue Alert is what happens when you pair the best song-writer of the 20th Century with a good voice.  It's a jazzy affair, but I think the lyrics are stronger than the music.  There is something not quite right with the musical direction on the album, but I can't put my finger on it.  Maybe it's that the mellowness overwhelms the lyrics to such an extent as to make the songs anemic.  But, I am not a jazz expert by any means.

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