Diamond Life (studio album) by Sade

Diamond Life
Diamond Life by Sade
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 868th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 275 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (128th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (868th)

Sade bestography

Diamond Life is ranked as the best album by Sade.

Sade album bestography « Higher ranked This album (868th) Lower ranked (2,050th) »
-Diamond LifeLove Deluxe

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 275 votes)
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06/08/2021 09:07 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,45966/100
 
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06/02/2021 20:46 IvanShishman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 96871/100
 
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05/30/2021 00:39 martinjaa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 62587/100
 
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05/10/2021 10:35 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,09878/100

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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 79.4/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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85/100
From 03/18/2021 22:08
Muito sofisticado, vale cada ouvida!
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From 12/05/2020 03:40
It's like my 15YO said in response to Hang On to Your Love, "This song's a vibe." Smart kid.
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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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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. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
3. The Smiths by The Smiths
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
10. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
11. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
12. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
13. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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