Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Cooking Vinyl | Autor: SaS

Why wouldn't Leonard Cohen's son sound like his father? In the eighties nobody was surprised about Julian Lennon's very independent style and also the solo debut of Paul Simon's son Harper reminded strongly of his producer. Adam Cohen also reminds us of his father and his father in that he too only felt called to pop star at an advanced age of well over thirty. But what's bitter about Cohen Jr. is that he only refused to sound like his father for more than ten years and released a few albums, among others with his band Low Millions, all with rather modest success. Now he has recorded an album with melancholic, acoustic singer-songwriter pieces, which, also due to Cohen's voice, will achieve exactly what he never wanted: Comparisons with his father, which he unfortunately cannot withstand. Because the result are quite pleasing, but by no means ingenious songs, which look a bit too much at Leonard's regular clientele.

Top track: Like A Man

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