Tag Archives: Leonard Cohen

Monuments in Ruin, Ch. 101

“Looking to get down? Let those tears flow with Monuments in Ruin’s heartbreak station 101! Sometimes a little music is all we need. Maybe it’s a form of escapism or maybe it’s the event that brings friends together. Either way, we can all agree it can be the tie that binds us. This week we dig a little deeper into the somber side. Cathartic, sad, rewarding, heavy.”
KTFT – Heavy Music For A Heavy World

(00:00) Monuments in Ruin 101 – Track List
(00:07) R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend
(04:15) Lenny Kravitz – Sister
(11:18) Led Zeppelin – No Quarter
(21:19) Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
(27:10) Sufjan Stevens – Sister
(33:05) James Blackshaw – Fix
(38:19) Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No.2/Who By Fire
(43:51) Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo – Alone Time/Hello, Is This Your House?
(53:00) David Bowie – Memory of a Free Festival

Monuments in Ruin, Ch. 61

This week we soak in the psychedelic sounds of Mammatus, feel the earth shake from the atomic meltdown of Mogwai and glide across the heavy flood of Pelican. Instrumental jams meet the major icons for an accompaniment of lost heroes. Though this week holds a heartbeat for the delicate sounds, we will witness the heaviness of Light Bearer to take us through to the end. Chapter 61 is available to stream or download now.

Monuments in Ruin, Ch. 54

With the recent loss of two more musical icons over the weekend, a highly charged political environment at hand, uncontrolled wildfires all around the southeastern US and close friends facing internal turmoil as the seasons submit to the oncoming cold, it seems as though the colorful aspects of our world are slowly turning to grey. Although there is a certain element of sadness to it all, in the darkest of times hope, strength and love consistently bring us back together with sharper focus. A world without Leonard Cohen certainly feels like a world without color. In tribute, this week’s episode of Monuments in Ruin honors one of the great storytellers of our time by featuring all black and white album covers and doubles up with a few musical themes to match the current climates. Heaviness is an emotion and we will carry it together.

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