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Stream Leonard Cohen's New Album 'Popular Problems' Before September 23 Release Date

by Carolyn Menyes   Sep 15, 2014 14:27 PM EDT

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Most people are retired far before the age of 80, but Leonard Cohen is not a normal person. The legendary singer-songwriter will hit the big 8-0 on Sept. 21, and he's celebrating by releasing a new album Popular Problems two days after he hits the landmark age. But now, ahead of both Cohen's birthday and the Sept. 23 album release date, Popular Problems is available to stream in full.

Clocking in at a swift 36 minutes with nine new songs, Popular Problems is now available on SoundCloud courtesy of The Guardian.

Cohen's voice is as grasping and raspy as ever, as he explores the concepts of age, life and more in the opening track "Slow," which then carries throughout the rest of the album.

Stream Leonard Cohen's new album Popular Problems over at The Guardian or NPR:

And peek the Popular Problems album tracklist below:

01. Slow
02. Almost Like the Blues
03. Samson in New Orleans
04. A Street
05. Did I Ever Love You
06. My Oh My
07. Nevermind
08. Born in Chains
09. You Got Me Singing

Cohen's new album Popular Problems will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 23. It will be his 13th studio album overall and his immediate follow-up to his 2012 LP Old Ideas.

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