On December 17th, Pierce Codina – drummer for Tin Tin Can (full disclosure: I play bass and sing in the same band) – posted this statement on Facebook:
Anyway, in my continuing goal of appeasing/annoying him, I have compiled a list of the 10 Best Albums of 2012, and every day for the next ten days I’ll be counting down to the best record of the year.
This ain’t no magazoin.
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
You have to grow into this record. Cohen, who is 77 year old, is at the top of his game here, and seemingly in the middle of a late career comeback. Old Ideas, however, is the best of his latest albums, ruminating cleverly on love and lust, and the sorrowful experiences life brings. His voice is ragged, which fits these themes and the music nicely. Truly, these are songs for dark nights, some introspection, and a glass of good scotch.