Tuesday, 8 November 2016

LEONARD COHEN YOU WANT IT DARKER

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You Want It Darker

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You Want It Darker
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Studio album by Leonard Cohen
Released21 October 2016
RecordedApril 2015-July 2016 Leonard Cohen's House
Length36:09
LabelColumbia
ProducerLeonard Cohen, Adam CohenPatrick Leonard
Leonard Cohen chronology
Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
(2015)
You Want It Darker
(2016)
Singles from You Want It Darker
  1. "You Want It Darker"
    Released: 21 September 2016
You Want It Darker is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released on 21 October 2016 by Columbia Records.[1][2]

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Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic92/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Consequence of SoundA-[5]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[7]
The Guardian5/5 stars[8]
The Independent5/5 stars[9]
Paste Magazine9.5/10[10]
Pitchfork Media8.5/10[11]
PopMatters9/10 stars[12]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[13]
You Want It Darker received widespread acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 92, which indicates "universal acclaim", based on 20 reviews.

Commercial performance[edit]

In Canada You Want It Darker debuted atop of the chart with 19,400 traditional albums sales, with the total of 20,000 units.[14] In the United States, You Want It Darker debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 25,000 units, 24,000 of which were pure album sales.[15] It is Cohen's second American top 10 album.[15] In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart, selling 20,330 copies in its first week and becoming Leonard Cohen's fifth top 10 album in the UK.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."You Want It Darker"  Leonard CohenPatrick LeonardAdam Cohen4:44
2."Treaty"  L. CohenL. CohenL. Cohen4:02
3."On the Level"  L. CohenSharon RobinsonA. Cohen3:27
4."Leaving the Table"  L. CohenL. CohenA. Cohen3:47
5."If I Didn't Have Your Love"  L. CohenP. LeonardL. Cohen3:35
6."Traveling Light"  L. CohenA. Cohen, P. LeonardA. Cohen4:22
7."It Seemed the Better Way"  L. CohenP. LeonardA. Cohen4:21
8."Steer Your Way"  L. CohenL. CohenA. Cohen4:23
9."String Reprise / Treaty"  L. CohenL. CohenL. Cohen3:26
Total length:
36:09

Charts[edit]


Chart (2016)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[17]6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[18]1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19]1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[20]5
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[21]1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[22]2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[23]1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24]1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[25]7
French Albums (SNEP)[26]4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[27]5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[28]16
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30]8
Korean Albums (Gaon)[31]87
Korean International Albums (Gaon)[32]12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[33]1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[34]1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[35]6
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[36]2
Scottish Albums (OCC)[37]4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[38]3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[40]2
UK Albums (OCC)[41]4
US Billboard 200[42]10

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