A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man
re-establishes Leonard Cohen
's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen
surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS.