15. Popular Problems. Leonard Cohen. Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen came back to the forefront of music, after financial troubles, that left him broke, and derelic of having to fight a former manager for all his retirement savings. Flash a couple of years into the present and numerous music album releases and positive critical appreciations later, Cohen is still telling his stories in a foghorn voice. They are mostly country music, but its really quite the darker, aged tone of things as he addresses questions that have sprung up from the public off-late: death.