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Thank You Leonard!
November 22, 2019
This could have been called You Want it Darker II, or You Want it Even Darker.
Adam Cohen gives us what will likely be a final farewell from Leonard, creating songs based on already created vocals and musical sketches Leonard had left. The lyrics are as always top notch and many of the songs will serve as an emotional gut punch. The arrangements are generally sparse and minimal, allowing Leonard's late life gravelly voice to be prominent. They are mostly atmospherically depressing because of the arrangements and lyrics.
I do not know if any of these will be eternal Cohen classics, but at least three, Happens to the Heart, The Goal and Listen to the Hummingbird will likely be revered as top notch Cohen.
There isn't a bad song here, it's a solid, very good album.
Farewell Leonard, this was a wonderful treat.