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The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 397 voters 13.4k views

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    Beautiful Noise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksSurviving the Life, Lady-Oh, If You Know What I Mean

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

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    Stones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Stones

    1971
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    Moods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Moods

    1972

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksCaptain Sunshine, Theme, Gitchy Goomy

    Length (mins)00:33:36

    Genres (Music)Pop music

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    Tap Root Manuscript is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksCracklin' Rosie, Coldwater Morning, Childsong (reprise)

    Length (mins)00:36:13

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    The Jazz Singer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    The Jazz Singer

    1991

    ArtistFats Waller

    TracksChistopher Columbus, Rosetta, Royal Garden Blues

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    You Don't Bring Me Flowers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Serenade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Touching You, Touching Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksUntil It's Time for You to Go, Smokey Lady, Holly Holy

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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    I'm Glad You're Here With Me T is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksFree 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) 11 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksMama Don't Know, I'm a Believer, Jazz Time

    Length (mins)00:38:03

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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    Brother Love's Traveling Salva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksAnd the Grass Won't Pay No Mind, Deep in the Morning, You're So Sweet

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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    The Best Years of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksThis Time, Baby Can I Hold You, Hooked on the Memory of You

    Genres (Music)Adult contemporary music

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    12 Songs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksDelirious Love, What's It Gonna Be, Evermore

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country

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    Velvet Gloves and Spit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksThe Pot Smoker's Song, Sunday Sun, Two-Bit Manchild

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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    Home Before Dark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksIf I Don't See You Again, Whose Hands Are These, Without Her

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country, Country rock

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    Just for You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Melody Road is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Heartlight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksComin' Home, Lost Among the Stars, Front Page Story

    Length (mins)00:40:33

    Genres (Music)Pop music

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    On the Way to the Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksBe Mine Tonight, Rainy Day Song, Love Burns

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Primitive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    Three Chord Opera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksAt the Movies, I Haven't Played This Song in Years, Midnight Dream

    Length (mins)00:47:24

    Genres (Music)Pop music

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    Lovescape is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time
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    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksCommon Ground, Sweet L.A. Days, The Way

    Length (mins)01:00:45

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Tennessee Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neil Diamond Albums of All Time

    ArtistNeil Diamond

    TracksOpen Wide These Prison Doors, Win the World, Marry Me

    Length (mins)01:08:05

    Genres (Music)Country

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