Leonard Cohen released his fifteenth album You Want It Darker in 2016; it was the last album released while he was alive. I have not been a fan of Cohen’s music so far. This is Cohen’s fifth and final album in the list of 1001 Albums…. I scored each of his album lower than its predecessor.
None of the songs grabbed me, but let’s be honest, none of them had a chance.
Overall, the songs are similar to David Bowie’s Blackstar album in that Cohen is also dying and the lyrics focus on death, God, and humor. I prefer Bowie’s more obscure way of writing about the end of his life and Bowie’s vocals were alway better than Cohen’s vocals. I am not a fan of his talk singing. Even the music is boring to me. 1/10.