Neil Diamond - The Best Years of Our Lives (1988/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:16 minutes | 1,95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
This album came when Neil Diamond was firmly entrenched in his adult contemporary niche. A/C can be so pandering it's insulting sometimes, but when it's done with heart and smarts it can be sublime. Diamond apparently gets that and for the most part makes adult contemporary that is actually for adults. It takes a master to croon "Cause I do believe in forever/it's a place that lovers find" without making the sentiment cringe-inducing. And Diamond pulls it off. Despite that, even he can't keep from sounding creepy when he sings, "Ooh, babe, you're a hot little number" on "Everything's Gonna be Fine."