My favorite 100 albums of all time: #14 ("The Future")

"The Future" by Leonard Cohen (Album Cover)The Future is currently my favorite album by Leonard Cohen, and some of his darkest material.

Coming four years after I'm Your Man, The Future finds Cohen even less optimistic and just as hoarse. That's OK, he has a choir of angels to back him – or, at least, it sounds that way.

If you've seen Natural Born Killers, several songs off The Future are going to sound familiar. (If you've seen the movie, you know that the soundtrack is really the best thing about the movie…)

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My favorite 100 albums of all time: #56 ("I'm Your Man")

Album cover "I'm Your Man" by Leonard CohenThere are two kinds of people: Those who appreciate Leonard Cohen, and those who are wrong. I present as evidence Cohen's eighth studio album, I'm Your Man.

Released in 1988 with heavy use of synthesizers and drum machines/electronic drums, I'm Your Man should sound dated. Indeed, if you focus on the backing tracks for the songs on this album, you'll notice the distinctive sound of cutting-edge mid-80s technology. But it's the songs, the lyrics, and the voices that propel I'm Your Man – and Cohen's voice, the lyrics, and his backing chorus are timeless.

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