‘Popular Problems’ Hits Number One in 29 Countries
(Toronto, ON – October 1, 2014) The reverence and acclaim for Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems, is undeniable as it hits No.1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top 200 Album Chart in Canada. The album awarded Cohen his first ever No. 1 album in Austria and Switzerland and also topped the charts in Belgium, Holland and Portugal, and was the best-selling album of the week in Israel. Popular Problems reached the top of the iTunes chart peaking at No. 1 in 29 countries across the globe and was Top 5 in an additional 15 countries.
Popular Problems, Cohen’s 13th studio album, arrived in stores two days after his 80th birthday. The album gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Receiving 5 star reviews and album of the week nods worldwide, Popular Problems has earned its place amongst Cohen’s most respected works.
The Mail (UK) – 5 Star review, “a paradoxical crowd pleaser”; “the subject matter is heavy but the tone, as usual, is capable of levity.”
The Telegraph (UK) -5 Star review, “at the age of 80, Leonard Cohen has created a masterpiece.”
The Sun (Canada) – Album of the Week, “it’s another slate of smart, sublime and sometimes hilariously horny song-poems about sex and love, sin and salvation, death and loneliness, war and horror.”
Popular Problems, in collaboration with co-writer Patrick Leonard, is a masterpiece from the ever-fresh imagination of a musical legend whose songs continue to captivate new listeners and devoted fans.