Let me start by saying I'm the last damn person I expected to even listen to the new Neil Diamond album, much less actually like it. But I read Ryan's take on the album, and I trust that guy's taste, so I decided to give it a listen. Rick Rubin is a freaking master at taking an artist from a different generation and making their music sound fresh and relevant (see Johnny Cash), and 12 Songs is no exception.
This probably won't be up long, so stop making fun of me now and listen for yourself. Then call your mom and tell her to download this shit too: