As with most every Leonard Cohen
album, a new record means a new means of musical exploration. With The Future
adds chiming synthesizers and eerie orchestrations to his brooding anthems about life's darker half. One of the last of Cohen
's full-length albums, The Future
is definitely one of the most direct. More notable tracks include "The Future" and "Waiting for the Miracle," both of which were featured on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. Closer to spoken word poetry set to music than simply songs, the entire album is one long manifesto calling all to challenge the concepts of righteousness and despair in our modern world. Regardless of the music behind the man, Cohen
still manages to bring to The Future
what he brought to his earlier recordings: one man against the world with nothing but a gruff voice and a cause.