Leonard Cohen’s “Old Ideas” Reach New Heights


Leonard Cohen only gets better with age. Today, Sony Music announced that Old Ideas, Cohen’s 12th studio album released early last week, has been certified platinum in Canada after debuting atop Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Album Chart. The debut at number one on the charts marks the highest in Cohen’s career.

Old Ideas debuted at number one in seven other countries and when iTunes and Amazon online sales are figured in that number jumps from a total of eight countries to 17. Sony said the album climbed within the Top 5 in nine other countries.

Domestic and international media have been just as enthusiastic with their reviews of the album, hailing Cohen’s work as his best in years, or perhaps ever. That’s high praise considering the oeuvre Cohen has compiled since his first album, 1967’s Songs of Leonard Cohen (which, incidentally, ended up being certified gold).

Despite the album’s success, if you still haven’t picked up Old Ideas, click here to win a free copy of the album, along with a full Leonard Cohen prize pack.

-Mike Crisolago