I had the pleasure of finally seeing him in person a few years ago at the art deco Paramount Theater. My love for him grew fonder. Prior to seeing him perform, I had sort of shunned his 80s-present sound drenched synthesizers and back up singers, but that changed. He’s a poet whose words and voice outweigh the adult contemporary sound. I’ve actually grown to enjoy it. I said enjoy not embrace.
Have a listen here…. http://www.npr.org/2012/01/22/145340430/first-listen-leonard-cohen-old-ideas?ps=cprs.