‘SUBLIME,’ ‘STRIKING,’ ‘TRANSFIXING’: PRAISE FOR NEW LEONARD COHEN ALBUM, AS WELL AS A SENSE OF RELIEF

Thanks for the Dance, a posthumous new album from the late, legendary Montreal singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, was released Friday, and critical reception has been stellar.

The collection of nine new songs was produced by Leonard Cohen's son and producer Adam using unfinished songs and passages of lyrics Cohen left behind. (AP file photo)

MONTREAL — Thanks for the Dance, a posthumous new album from the late, legendary Montreal singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, was released Friday, and critical reception has been stellar.

The collection of nine new songs was produced by Cohen’s son and producer Adam using unfinished songs and passages of lyrics Cohen left behind. It was recorded with several artists, including Spanish laud player Javier Mas, singer-songwriters Damien Rice, Patrick Watson and Feist, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, and Bryce Dessner, guitarist for the acclaimed indie-rock band The National.

The Sony Music album, which is available in stores and on all major streaming services, is being widely praised as a worthy addition to the Cohen canon, and a fitting follow-up to You Want it Darker, the 2016 album that was the final one Cohen recorded before dying of cancer at the age of 82.

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