Saturday, 4 October 2014

Art of the Cover - Leonard Cohen's "Popular Problems" (2011)

Some interesting vibrant artwork adorns Lenny's brand new opus "Popular Problems".

Not sure how much LSD was involved in the making of this cover! ... And what the hell is that thing there on the left?

Anyway ... let's say "Hurrah"!

Hurrah, it's Lenny in trademark hat and pin-striped suit, in a case of Lucky 13!

Yap, living legend Leonard Cohen released  his 13th studio album "Popular Problems", on September 22, a day after his 80th birthday.

And a wonderful collection of dark (well, it is Cohen!) yet beautiful and witty songs, it truly is. His best album in quite some time - some achievement, given the consistently high quality of his LPs.

In collaboration with co-writer Patrick Leonard, Popular Problems is another classic collection from the ever-fresh imagination of a musical legend whose songs continue to captivate new listeners and devoted fans.
Cohen here in Popular Problems an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very the depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over.

Here he takes us down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy.

Popular Problems was produced by Patrick Leonard, mastered at Marcussen Mastering and was recorded and mixed by Jesse E. String with additional mixing by Bill Bottrell.


1. Slow
2. Almost Like The Blues
3. Samson In New Orleans
4. A Street
5. Did I Ever Love You
6. My Oh My
7. Nevermind
8. Born In Chains
9. You Got Me Singing

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