Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

NEIL DIAMOND / 12 Songs (2005)


Neil’s first album with Rick Rubin as producer is a striped down affair, full of genuine emotion and personal reflection and exploring what it means to be an old time singer/songwriter in the fast paced, hypocritical music scene of today.
Its main focus is Neil’s voice and his acoustic guitar -- there is other orchestration but it’s not in your face.  Neil is a performer, he loves that extravagance and to hear him so reserved is a joy.  Without a doubt the best album he had made in over a decade.  The album after this is even better.

Songs of Note: Delirious Love; Hell Yeah

3½ Beach Boy cameos out of 5

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