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The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.6k votes 376 voters 12.9k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Neil Diamond is one of the most popular male singers of all time. This list of the best Neil Diamond albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Neil Diamond discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Neil Diamond albums can be found at the top of the list. Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and has a musical career that spans more than 50 years. The prolific songwriter's style spans genres from soft rock to adult contemporary to folk to pop. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Neil Diamond singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Neil Diamond album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Neil Diamond album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Neil Diamond album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Touching You, Touching Me (1969) to Tennessee Moon (1996) to Home Before Dark (2008). These popular Neil Diamond CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Stones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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Moods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1972); Tracks: Captain Sunshine, Theme & Gitchy Goomy

Length (mins): 00:33:36

Genres (Music): Pop music

3
Beautiful Noise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1976); Tracks: Surviving the Life, Lady-Oh & If You Know What I Mean

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Soul music

4
Tap Root Manuscript is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1970); Tracks: Cracklin' Rosie, Coldwater Morning & Childsong (reprise)

Length (mins): 00:36:13

Genres (Music): Rock music

5
Serenade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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Jonathan Livingston Seag... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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The Jazz Singer By Fats Waller (1991); Tracks: Chistopher Columbus, Rosetta & Royal Garden Blues
8
You Don't Bring Me Flowe... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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Brother Love's Traveling... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1969); Tracks: And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind, Deep in the Morning & You're So Sweet

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

10
Home Before Dark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (2008); Tracks: If I Don't See You Again, Whose Hands Are These & Without Her

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Country rock

11
12 Songs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (2005); Tracks: Delirious Love, What's It Gonna Be & Evermore

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country

12
Touching You, Touching M... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1969); Tracks: Until It's Time for You to Go, Smokey Lady & Holly Holy

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

13
I'm Glad You're Here Wit... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1977); Tracks: Free Man in Paris, Lament in D Minor / Dance of the Sabres & Let the Little Boy Sing

Length (mins): 00:39:14

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

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September Morn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1979); Tracks: Mama Don't Know, I'm a Believer & Jazz Time

Length (mins): 00:38:03

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

15
Melody Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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Heartlight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1982); Tracks: Comin' Home, Lost Among the Stars & Front Page Story

Length (mins): 00:40:33

Genres (Music): Pop music

17
Velvet Gloves and Spit ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1968); Tracks: The Pot Smoker's Song, Sunday Sun & Two-Bit Manchild

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

18
The Best Years of Our Li... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1988); Tracks: This Time, Baby Can I Hold You & Hooked on the Memory of You

Genres (Music): Adult contemporary music

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Tennessee Moon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1996); Tracks: Open Wide These Prison Doors, Win the World & Marry Me

Length (mins): 01:08:05

Genres (Music): Country

20
Just for You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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On the Way to the Sky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1981); Tracks: Be Mine Tonight, Rainy Day Song & Love Burns

Genres (Music): Rock music

22
Lovescape is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1991); Tracks: Common Ground, Sweet L.A. Days & The Way

Length (mins): 01:00:45

Genres (Music): Country

23
Primitive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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Three Chord Opera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (2001); Tracks: At the Movies, I Haven't Played This Song in Years & Midnight Dream

Length (mins): 00:47:24

Genres (Music): Pop music

25
Headed for the Future is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
By Neil Diamond (1986); Tracks: Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore, It Should Have Been Me & Stand Up for Love

Length (mins): 00:39:52

Genres (Music): Pop rock