Diamond Life (studio album) by Sade

Diamond Life
Diamond Life by Sade
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 974th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 235 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (142nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (974th)

Sade bestography

Diamond Life is ranked as the best album by Sade.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 235 votes)
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07/22/2020 08:08 lanadeleswift  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,18390/100
 
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07/19/2020 20:27 jnfbn  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,04882/100
 
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07/17/2020 18:09 mostlymor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,32679/100
 
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07/16/2020 16:38 Jameth  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,84970/100
 
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07/16/2020 09:34 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,64157/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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75/100
From 10/31/2019 07:56
The velvet and very sexy voice
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From 02/15/2018 01:22
A voice like honey. Very sexy music but also good listening on your own.
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85/100
From 02/04/2018 02:07
Sade's premiere is crisp and inviting abet the occasional hiccup.
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85/100
From 09/07/2016 16:39
A classic r'n'b record. Super smooth and slick, it's got some really good songs on it with the absolutely brilliant Smooth operator easily the best track. Your love is king and Sally are also quality cuts.
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From 11/26/2013 06:15
This is album truly is a Masterpiece best played when your feeling sexy
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80/100
From 08/03/2011 01:28
This is Sade's best album. It's also probably one of the best R&B albums ever produced. Sade's always been a great vocal expert, but this record is where her vocals are shown at the best angle.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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20. Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
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