Leonard Cohen’s “Popular Problems”

Bruce Springsteen has turned 65, but Leonard Cohen has turned 80. And he’s not resting in a retirement home, either: he’s got a new album. Pitchfork says: ‘”Popular Problems” is Cohen’s second album in the past two years. As with 2012’s “Old Ideas,” its best songs feel naked and hymn-like but are restrained by an underlying mystery—he sounds like he’s telling you everything but he never actually tips his hand. The flat airhorn of a voice he used throughout the ’70s has become eerily bottomless, the husk of another voice now gone.’

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