YMMV / Leonard Cohen

  • Covered Up: "Hallelujah" (from Various Positions), notably; "Suzanne" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen), "Bird on the Wire" (Songs from a Room) are also popular choices.
    • "The Partisan" was originally written in 1943 by two exiled French Resistance members, but his version is the best-known one.
  • Dork Age: The middle point of his career, between New Skin for the Old Ceremony and Various Positions, is considered by some to contain his weakest work, and the period was marked by diminished public and critical esteem. He got better.
  • Ear Worm: ''Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah~"
    • "This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz…"
    • "Everybody knows..."
    • "Hineni, hineni..."
  • Nightmare Fuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on Songs of Love and Hate. The suicidal self-loathing lyrics from Dress Rehearsal Rag are horrifying together with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus). Even worse - Cohen was feeling like that at the time. And then we have the darkly comical Diamonds in the Mine where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses, and by the end it's pretty much angry screaming. Both are listed under Sanity Slippage Song on the main page for good reason.
  • Signature Song: "Suzanne" or "Bird on the Wire" early in his career, "Hallelujah" since The '90s.