Rolling Stone – Review: Ten New Songs

“Confined to sex, we pressed against the limits of the sea/I saw there were no oceans left for scavengers like me,” [Cohen] sighs on “A Thousand Kisses Deep.” And so it goes: With dim-light instrumentation and the shadowing vocals of longtime collaborator Sharon Robinson, Cohen returns, the undisputed landlord of those dark, damaged places. From the impossible longing of “In My Secret Life” to the sad-bastard boozings of “That Don’t Make It Junk,” Ten New Songs manages to sustain loss’s fragile beauty like never before and might just be Cohen’s most exquisite ode yet to the midnight hour. — Rolling Stone, October 9, 2001