Damn, missed the interview. Hope it's on "listen again"!
Nothing too wrong with the more rock stuff. But cheap Casio drum machines and cheesy keyboard sounds - bad move, Mr Cohen. :-( "First we take Manhattan", some of it works and some of it doesn't. "10 new songs", none of it worked for me. The really sad bit was that there was still some interesting writing underneath it, but the arrangements were so appalling that it was almost impossible to look past them to find the writing.