Slate goes looking for great covers of Leonard Cohen, and oddly can’t find many. My favorite below. But there are others. Willie Nelson does a great version of the same song. The English band James does a wonderful version of “So Long, Marianne.” Unfortunately, I can’t find it online. I also like Beck’s interpretation of “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” and Matthew Ryan’s understated “I’m Your Man.” Finally, I must of course mention Tom House’s cover of “Suzanne,” which he recorded from my couch.
I’m still waiting for someone to do “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On.”