Which do you prefer Lou Reed or Leonard Cohen?

4 Answers

  • raysny
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Cohen, hands down. I like Reed, but Cohen is a world-class performer.

    Reed idolized him. When Reed was playing in the Velvet Underground, Cohen was living in the Chelsea Hotel. Cohen used to go see them because he had a crush on Nico. Reed tried telling Cohen that the two of them should hang out because they were both geniuses and the best songwriters around.

    Cohen preferred hanging with John Cale (since Nico wasn't giving him the time of day, in those years). They often talked cattily about Reed. Even though Cale and Reed were the same age, about 8 years younger than Cohen, Reed seemed more of a kid to him.

  • 9 years ago

    Personally, Leonard Cohen. Lou Reed does nothing for me.

  • 9 years ago

    Lou Reed, not just for his solo stuff, but for the Velvet Underground stuff as well, he's responsible for two of my favourite albums.

    In fairness, I haven't heard much by Cohen though, maybe 3-4 songs.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    i like lou but i'll choose leonard

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