serge and jane (default)
I'm a huuuuge Leonard Cohen fan so I'm biased, but I've never liked anyone's covers of his songs as much as I've liked the originals. Not even Jeff Buckley's.

IMO Jeff Buckley's voice is too pretty and angelic for the song, it's about looking back on a broken relationship and his voice just doesn't convey the weariness and regret that I get from the lyrics. It's still Leonard's song. (I'm aware that 99% of the world disagrees with me lol)

Plus, I really love the "Even though it all went wrong/I'll stand before the Lord of Song/With nothing on my tongue but hallelujah . . ." lyric and I'm sad it's not used more often in the other versions.