Home Before Dark

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Greg
    Jun 10, 2008
    10
    Surely does deliver sadness regret, and other mature revelations but does it in Neil Diamond style and I am one of those people and I loved it I will hope the artisti see's the response and hears the cheers and keeps creating for the glory of the song. I am still waiting and hoping for Neil Diamonds "GRACELAND" equivalent. A mix of Pop Royalty and creative passion that shakes up Surely does deliver sadness regret, and other mature revelations but does it in Neil Diamond style and I am one of those people and I loved it I will hope the artisti see's the response and hears the cheers and keeps creating for the glory of the song. I am still waiting and hoping for Neil Diamonds "GRACELAND" equivalent. A mix of Pop Royalty and creative passion that shakes up everything and Everyone. Maybe he should have lunch with Paul Simon on some Hot August Night and learn the benefits of being still crazy after all these years.. Home before Dark proves Neil is still out there. So Neil, from one Brooklynite to another for the next one.....Send Rick home .F*** Lonliness .....GONNA FLY. Expand
  2. SteveSv
    May 27, 2008
    10
    Slightly bluesier and countrier then 12 Songs.But a strong collection of melodic and introspective acoustic rock.
  3. JohanV.
    May 29, 2008
    9
    Neil's latest cd is a terrific one! I feel almost compelled to listen to it all day! Keep up the fine work, Neil!
  4. JohnO.
    Jul 13, 2008
    9
    I enjoy this disc more every time I hear it.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Home Before Dark offers aesthetic proof that "12 Songs" was no fluke. This is a much stronger, less "civilized" album.
  2. While not quite as revealing and rewarding as its 2005 cousin, the new album will certainly please fans of Rubin and Diamond's stark-yet-comfy acoustic direction.
  3. This year's model is not quite as stark or stirring as its predecessor; the emphatic melodic thrusts and vocal bravado of "Whose Hands Are These" and "No Words" will resonate with fans of Diamond's adult-contemporary glory.