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10 Great Leonard Cohen Covers by Female Artists

April 6, 2013

Interesting collection. Can’t say I agree with his dissing of Roberta Flack’s Suzanne (I prefer it to Nina Somone’s). But I love Concrete Blonde here.

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We’ve had the weekend to mull over Lana Del Rey’s cover of “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” and our conclusion — like much of the internet — is that we can’t quite believe we’re saying this, but we really rather like it. It also got us thinking about how relatively few great covers of Cohen songs there have been by female artists. In a way, this makes sense — Cohen’s songs are quintessentially male in their own lugubrious way. But still, we’re always up for a challenge, so we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our other favorite female-fronted Cohen covers. Let us know if we missed any.

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