Diamond Life (studio album) by Sade
Diamond Life is ranked as the best album by Sade.
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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 79.0/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.
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An influential R&B classic, Sade burst onto the scene with this sleek debut, mixing glossy 80s production with soulful songwriting. Songwriting duo Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman (singer and guitarist/saxophonist for the band, respectively) offer everything from smooth jazz-inflected pop ('Your Love is King', 'Frankie's First Affair', 'Sally') to funk ('Cherry Pie', 'Hang On To Your Love', 'Why Can't We Live Together'). Every track feels like a classic or near it. Breakout single 'Smooth Operator' is often considered their signature song, and for good reason. This record is ripe with bright keyboards, colorful saxophone solos, and slinky (but FAT) basslines.
Essential tracks: Smooth Operator, Your Love Is King, Hang On To Your Love, When Am I Going to Make a Living
Underrated gems: Frankie's First Affair, Cherry Pie
A groundbreaking album in the smooth soul genre. I love it.
smooth pop songs by a superior vocalist
Muito sofisticado, vale cada ouvida!
It's like my 15YO said in response to Hang On to Your Love, "This song's a vibe." Smart kid.
The velvet and very sexy voice
A voice like honey. Very sexy music but also good listening on your own.
Sade's premiere is crisp and inviting abet the occasional hiccup.
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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