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Bryter Layter

Nick Drake

1970

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Bryter Layter

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3.51

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5

Two days in a row I've gotten a Nick Drake album. In fact, I have been given his entire catalog (it's sadly only three albums) in just over a week. I'm not mad about this. If anything, it's solidified the fact that Nick Drake was absolutely one of the greatest songwriters to ever live. This album was my least favorite of the three but it was still amazing. It perfectly expresses Drake's struggles with depression without being dark. It's a perfect picture of depression, honestly. It just IS without being a whole dramatic deal. The production is more involved on this album than on the one before and the one after and that detracts from the power of the songs, in my opinion. It's a testament to how damn good these songs are that the album still receives full marks from me.

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5

I’m aware that Nick Drake felt the sounds of Bryter Layter were too full, but it’s my favorite of his three albums. Pink Moon occupies a sort of singular space for the sounds he was able to create, but this album takes what was truly great about Five Leaves Left and elevates it with compositions that compliment Drake’s forlorn voice and searching lyrics. I love this album. 9.5/10.

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5

Dude made some of the best folk music ever. RIP

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5

I like all three of his albums, but haven't listened for a couple years. I remember the debut one best, which has a '60s folky sound turned melancholy. This one has some more upbeat stuff, but Drake's distinctive vocals give it all an edge of darkness. The music is great, and his lyrics so striking. His voice isn't technically great, but spot-on for the art he created. I can't think of anything I would change, and the album realises Drake's peculiar vision.

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5

Some of these songs sound like the ones on Sesame Street when they were all, "Look, here's some happy penguins." This album is delicious. I love Nick Drake.

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3

Not my favorite flavor of Nick Drake, but useful from a completist perspective.

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3

Gentle folky music with a bit of a jazzy, funky influence. It sounds like a bit of an odd combo, but it works surprisingly well. The fact that it's so relaxed means that I think it would work well as background music in a coffee shop, but I can't imagine somebody saying "Bryter Layter is my favorite album".

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Reading up on this I was surprised that I hadn't previously known of the familiar faces doing backing instrumentals... Good but I think Five Leaves Left and Pink Moon surpass this one.

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“One of these things” sounded like a collaboration with Dr Suess. But did like Northern Sky. Blake was the one kid in English class that fist pumped when the teacher said”Today is learning poetry day” while the other 25 booed😣

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5

It's hard to imagine a better set of music in this genre. It isn't exactly my speed, at least at the beginning, but the execution captured me. It's human-scale music that reaches the infinite. The guitar operates as the heartbeat of the album, leaving space for jazzy elements which peak on Fly and Poor Boy.

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5

Pretty cool really like northern sky

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5

So perfect for what i needed

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5

In terms of pure folk beauty, the high points on this album are about as good as it gets. Overall, it’s a little inconsistent - but when it hits its peaks - damn.

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5

Beautiful album, and I’d never heard of him before. Short, tragic life. Music that is ahead of his time. Some bossa nova influences

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5

One of my favourite albums that I don’t listen to enough. Every time I do put it on I wonder why that is. Maybe it’s a time and place sort of album? I remember it being one I’d listen to on long bus journeys through South America and it was perfect. Whilst walking through rush hour London, not so much. Anyway, such a rich album of sounds and melodies and his voice is so nice to just sit back and enjoy. A five star album if ever there was one.

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5

Such beautiful melancholy music. Such a talent. So sad what a troubled life he led and how little recognition he received during his lifetime

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5

Love this one

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5

Great way to start the week.

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These are all gonna be 5 stars

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5

love it

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5

YAY YAY YAY

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5

First time listening Nick Drake. Very calming album. I am sad he didn’t get the recognition he deserved when he was alive. I will definitely listen his another albums and put my favorites on my playlists.

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5

Love the delicate and intricate instrumentation. (That acoustic guitar!👌🏽🤤) Nick Drakes vocals blend well with this style of music, but could be lacking in emotion/power? That flute goes hard on the title track Bryter Layter. The sax hits on Poor Boy. Northern sky is simply a wonderful track. Great album with a mysterious somber vibe.

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5

Soft and smooth without being uninteresting. Great album, completely new to me

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5

5/5 - Excellent; Like a fore runner to James Taylor but more experimental; loved it

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5

This is really good. Great production. At first I didn't know about his singing style, but with the lush instrumentals and the vivid imagery in the lyrics, it all spins together into a really memorable experience.

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5

Out of his 3 albums. This albums the most well rounded. Containing an actual backing band rather than Drake himself plus Orchestra/Drake just playing guitar (in reference to his debut and last album respectively).

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5

3 albums now 50yrs old. Each one mind blowing. An ephemeral talent never seen before or since.

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5

Такой приятный альбом! Казалось, что я слушаю саундтрек своего дня, наслаждаюсь переливами мелодий и инструментов. Очень интересно было прочитать про жизнь этого исполнителя. Чудесная музыка.

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5

Это лучшее, что я слышала за долгое время

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5

Heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

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5

A classic Nick Drake album - it is perfect, goes beyond English Folk and clearly belongs to this list.

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5

Lovely, chilled out shops and bars

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5

it was fine.

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5

Pretty pretty

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5

One of my absolute favourite albums. Near perfect.

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5

A truly beautiful album that I will return to & listen to many times. Northern Sky, Poor Boy & Hazy Jane are all outstanding

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5

This is hitting me just right. His voice is so sincere, so calming with tinges of melancholy, but a great sense of beauty and hope.

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5

Sublime. Sadly under-appreciated during his life.

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5

Nick drake is one of the all time greats

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5

Absolutely beautiful album. I don't know what else to say. This has definitely been my favorite album so far.

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5

Very chill and upbeat vibe.

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5

Lots of great sounds. Great integration of different musical styles into something original. Surprised it was made in 1978!

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5

Nearly perfect. Nick's hardest rocking album but still poignant and lyrical and beautiful. 5 🌟

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5

What a beautiful album. I love the arrangements, the way saxophone pops up in "at the chime of a city clock", the piano in "Poor Boy", the decision to start and end with an instrumental track. It all adds another dimension to his voice and song writing.

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5

Mellow, folky, full of horns. Great Sunday morning album.

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5

Wow. Loved this. Obvious comparisons with Belle & Sebastian, but wished I’d found this a long time ago. Play on repeat!

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5

I love his style, I’m a sucker for guitar, voice is very smooth. Perfectly executed. If this isn’t a 5 for me, I don’t know what is.

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5

One of the best songwriters I had never checked out before I started this challenge.

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5

Initially I thought that Bryter Layter wasn't as good as Pink Moon which I got to listen to properly for the first time last week. I'm still giving it 5 stars as it is an amazing album. The problem I had was that I was so ready to compare the two which was my error. Where Pink Moon was Nick Drake's soul stripped bare this is his heart, with him trying to show the world his talent that we didn't get to experience for long. I can hear attempts to be commercially friendly, a little bit of Van Morrison, a taste of the Stones but this is very much Nick Drake. I really can see why he so revered now.

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5

Beautiful

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5

I really enjoyed this album. It has lovely instrumentation, soothing lyrics. Nick Drake has a voice which blends but adds a lot of dimension to the musical arrangements. Now that I’ve listened to 2/3 of his albums, I can say that I’m a big fan. Favorite tracks: “Hazy Jane II,” “Poor Boy” and “Northern Sky.”

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5

As I listened, I tried to imagine how I would feel about Nick Drake if this was my first introduction to him. I honestly don't know if I would have loved the album. It is very relaxing, though. But having already fallen for Nick Drake and having listened to this album a few times in the past, I know that I love the album now.

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5

My introduction to Nick Drake came from two of the songs from this album, which were on movie soundtrack albums I bought in the early 2000s. They have been favorite tracks ever since. It was wonderful to hear this whole album, which was a little less ethereal than Five Leaves Left, but no less beautiful.

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5

This is a masterpiece. So sad that he died so young. "Could've Been" has always been a favorite of mine.

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5

I love his voice and the tone and style of this music. great album.

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5

Truly a sonic journey. Once again, you can hear how this influences future works from so many

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5

Holy hell this is amazing, so soft and sensual, but somehow innocent as well.

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5

The excellent soft and careful vocals I remember from his debut, with a little extra spunk brought in from the fantastic ensemble of backing musicians. This sophomore album easily lives up to the debut.

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5

If you’re like me and found out about Nick Drake through Pink Moon you’d probably be surprised hearing some of the more lavish arrangements found on this album. For example, Poor Boy features female backing vocals straight out of a soul song. But whereas you might think that such treatment would obscure the songwriting, it instead enhances it. The upbeat “Hazy Jane II”, drifting “One Of These Things First”, sublime “Northern Lights” and leisurely “Sunday” mark some of the best moments in his all too short career, not to mention every other song on the album

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5

One of my favourite albums ever. I am a sucker for lush strings, and even though this album isn't as widely loved as Five Leaves Left or Pink Moon, I think it's something very special. Introduction leading into Hazy Jane II is one of my favourite album openings and it never fails to make my heart swell.

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5

Superb

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5

This British singer/songwriter has been an influence for so many of my favorite artists and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful instrumentation coupled with an almost whisper of a vocal style.

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5

Hauntingly beautiful. I'm glad the world got to appreciate Nick Drake. I'm said he never knew.

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5

i have the fattiest crush on this mystical man and all the sweet sounds he makes.

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5

This is a really great album. Hazy Jane 1 & 2, One of These Things First, Poor Boy, all great, great songs

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5

Очень красивый и мелодичный альбом. Кратко, но слов нет :)

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5

Garden State moment

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5

My cohorts, a quick check of my earlier reviews will reveal that I gave a shiny 5 stars to Nick Drake first album, Five Leaves Left. Here, we have poor Nick's second album, Bryter Layter. Out of the classic Nick Drake trilogy, Bryter Layter is the one I listened to the most infrequently. Don't misunderstand me, I didn't consider it in any way a bad album, but the outright prettiness of Five Leaves Later and the starkness of Pink Moon meant they were the ones that hypnotised me. So in my head, Bryter Layter became the slightly impoverished relative by default. This was of course imbecilic of me. Bryter Layter continues Nick Drake's faultless track record whilst remaining particular to itself. Bryter Layter is in no way a rehash of Five Leaves Left, but instead shows dear Nick developing his style by exploring new musical vistas. Now, Bryter Layter is not as musically eclectic as Five Leaves Left, but that is not to its detriment. To say that Bryter Layter is more coherent is not the right term, but its consonance definitely stands out as a progression from Five Leaves Later. Lyrically, we have still the gentle sadness laying foggily over the music. Bryter Layter does not evoke death as Five Leaves Left does, nor is it as raw as Pink Moon, so we have the paradox that the listener feels Bryter Layter to be Nick Drake's healthiest record, despite the album's loneliness and remorse. Also, note that several songs concern love, albeit love tinged with inexact regret. A more remarkable addition to sweet Nick's arsenal is humour. In One of These Things First, a paean to a lost love, he lists the choices he could have pursued, how he could have been a sailor or a cook. But then he muses that he could have been a signpost or a whistle. Since this is Nick Drake, the absurdity is understated, but it is still there. Finally, in perhaps the album's best song, Northern Sky, we have one of the rarest and most precious qualities in a Nick Drake song: hope. Is Bryter Layter an anomaly in the Nick Drake canon? No, that's far too strong a reading. But it does partially dispel the notion that all his work was written under the gaze of the black-eyed dog. A wonderful record that entices the listener to luxuriate in its nuances.

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4

Pretty good. Surprised

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1970. Key Songs: Hazey Jane II, One Of These Things First, Nothern Sky

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:(

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4

Very pleasant to listen to. Not my go to style but it was very relaxing and enjoyable.

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4

Beautiful

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Very Sentimental 3.8

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Beautiful and sad 4/5

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4

Terrific album - Drake's smooth, often haunting folk music is on full display here.

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4

что-то он у меня затянулся, на 1-2 песни за раз.. но вообще норм, под настроение

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4

Pretty good album good acoustic tracks interesting arrangements

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4

I COULD LISTEN TO NICK DRAKE ALL DAY (but I also might be depressed for the next month after)

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4

Listened to it 4 or 5 times, really lovely album, adding to favourites

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4

Also very chill

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4

Just started listening to Nick Drake more closely. Enjoyed this a great deal, really like his voice and guitar.

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4

Lowkey

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4

Beautiful soft album

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4

Nice and mellow. Good to work when you don't need to listen to the lyrics because I sure as shit didn't know what he was saying. Good overall sound.

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4

I was mainly familiar with Pink Moon from Nick Drake, this is the first time I've heard these songs other than One of These Things First. I liked this, but it sounded weird hearing him accompanied by more than just acoustic guitar. Still great, but not as great as Pink Moon. 4 stars.

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4

Slow but very well made

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4

Even tho a lot of these sounded the same I still liked it. Instrumentals were surprisingly good

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4

Upbeat but melancholy and rad interludes, very enjoyable 4.1

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4

Anyway, I could listen to “Fly” on repeat for the bulk of an entire day and not get tired of it. I was expecting an album of songs like this and was pleasantly surprised by how different it can be from track to track.

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4

Very relaxing record good one

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4

I really enjoyed this album. I'd heard at least one of the songs before but had no idea who this artist was. Unique voice and guitar. Relaxing.

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4

Kind of a yacht rock vibe

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Conocí a Nick Drake hará un par de años gracias a la gente que ya lo conocía y escuchaba música parecida a mí en Spotify provocando que el algoritmo de sugerencias me lo recomendara. Es un cantante enorme y creo que ha influenciado a mucha gente que me gusta. Una pena que desapareciera tan pronto y que tan poca gente lo conociera en su época. El disco suena muy bien y la producción del año 1970 con violines, percusión es espectacular. De este disco desde que lo escuché me gustaron: Northern Sky y One of these things first.

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4

Super folky and mellow. I enjoyed the different instrumentation and the dissonances that he incorporated into his music. Looked him up, sad he died at such a young age. But this album was for sure a great listen.

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4

This is another artist I've never heard before, but I like this album. I really like the first half of this album, especially Hazey Jane II and At the Chime of a City Clock.

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4

One of These Things First was a highlight. Very overlooked artist who joined the 27 club a year too early.

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4

Better than expected. Should listen again

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4

Very mellow

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Vi el "aparece en" de Spotify de este sadboy y al parecer está incluido en muchas listas de chill, relax, qué bonita es la vida y con imágenes muy porno inspiracional, pero tiene más bien una vibra en el pozo de lo sad-melancolia-autocompasión para no salir de ahí. Me gustó bastante la instrumentación, las percusiones que de repente están muy cargadas le dan un gran toque que le aporta ritmito a pesar de que el resto de los elementos están cabizbajos. Mood: un día soleado de otoño en que te sientes tristón por alguna extraña razón.

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Pretty good, would listen to it again. Good for working to, also. Going to start ranking a pretty good as 4 stars, might down grade it to 3 if need be.

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Rzadko kiedy zdarza sie ulsyszec cos tak przyjemnego dla ucha, a jednoczesnie tak smutnego, mawet gdy pierwszy raz kilka lat temu uslyszalem i nie znalem historii jaka sie kryje za tym albumem, to jednak od razu mozna wyczuc, ze jest to cos autentycznego, chyba tylko z dwoma artystami mialem podobnie, sydem i johnstonem, smutek laczy tych trzech artystow i to jak walczyli lub probowali sobie z nim poradzic, no i grali rocka, ale kompozycje na bryter layer wychodza mocno poza rokowanie jest tam sporo elementow jazowych, soulowych, a drake sie w tym wszystkim gubi i czasem az ciezko odnalezc jego unikalne gitarki, hazey jane I jest kawalkiem na ktorym jest ona najbardziej wyeksponowana, bo track jest dosc surowy jak na standardy tej plyty, choc jest to jego najbardziej przystepny album, to i tak nie zdobyl zbyt duzej popularnosci, poeci romantyczni zwykle zdobywali slawe i rozglos dopiero po smierci, w tym przypadku jest podobnie, ciesze sie ze moglem to uslyszec ponownie, jak sie musiala czuc osoba ktora nie mogla dac praktycznie zadnego wystepu, podczas nagrywania w studiu nie potrafila byc skierowana w strone producenta, tylko nagrywac plecami do innych, a jednoczesnie miala tyle do przekazania za posrednictwem muzyki, poor boy jest jednym z moich ulubionych kawalkow albumiku, akurat na nim swietnie jazzowe trabienie i chorki nadaja piosence chrakteru karykaturalnego, gdyby tak autobiograficzny kawalek znalazl sie na pink moonie czy pozostalych 5 lisciach, to bylby on zbyt tragiczny, na plejliste poza nim trafi jeszcze northern sky oraz one of these things first, na miejscu jest tez pytanie czy smierc byla koncem czy poczatkiem kariery w tym przypadku, czy zycie nie przekreslioby sukcesu jakim niewatpliwie sa 3 wydane albumy,

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4

A good listen. Classic 70s folk sounds.

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4

Really enjoyed this surprisingly

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4

I don’t like silly misspellings, but the music was really good. Sad to read his story. “At the Chime of a City Clock” stuck out.

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4

Another artist I know about but not listened to that much of their work. I think this is the first time I've listened to a whole album of his. I really enjoyed it and will definitely listen again. Will also try and listen to some more of his stuff.

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4

I knew the name but didn't know much about him and have never consciously listened to his music before. A very nice discovery in that respect, and what a fascinating and sad story. His live shows sound like a riot! Crazy how little-known he was before he died, yet his music has become so revered and influential since. His music stands the test of time. Perhaps he'd still be here if he'd found more success while he as alive? Not really into folk music that much but I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. 8.5/10

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Forgjenger til Kings of Convenience

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4

Production: 17/20 Songwriting: 17/20 Innovation: 15/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 17/20 =76 Awwww just lovely. Quack.

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4

Pink moon is the 5 star album, but this one is great too.

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4

Ready for an indie film marathon.

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4

Breezy and melodic. Pretty good if a little slow at point. Seemed modern.

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4

Beautiful arrangements. That VOICE.

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4

Álbum muy tranquilo, pero con presencia. Gran disco. Gusto mucho. Nota: 4.5

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4

This was beautiful

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4

Genuinely liked this album, felt really chill and could easily listen to it again. On the otherhand, its kind of like vanilla -- I can see anyone liking it but it being no one's favourite.

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4

I had always heard about Nick Drake but never listened to any of his stuff. I really liked the atmosphere on this album. Drake's voice and guitar playing were amazing. I want to listen to this again and pay attention to the lyrics. Very cool.

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4

I listened to all of his albums recently and this is one I have in my collection. Great song writing. Maybe the strings are a little overdone. Given recent events the forecast is promising.

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4

I wrote something out for this yesterday when I listened, but I apparently didn't save it. Anyways, I liked it.

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He did again! Love this dude. Can't believe I haven't listened to all this stuff before.

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4

Definitely a mood album - what mood might depend on the person :P - this could either be one of the more depressing albums or one of the more joyous, I honestly can't ever decide. Either way, it's gorgeous in total - the full band arrangements, horns, strings, and Nick Drake's odd/dry/intimate vocal style all work for me. Hardly a party album :D (I'd love to get Van Halen 1 after this one for contrast) nor one that I think can be fully appreciated on first or second listens but for fascinating acoustic tunings/chords/arrangements and non-traditional "pop" singer-songwriter albums this is tremendous. 8/10 4 stars

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Chilled Background music

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I liked it

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A beautiful listen, which I need more time with to really rate it. I wasn’t sure I enjoyed it on first listen but I started to get absorbed by the voice and the gentleness the second time. One which linger, I feel.

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4

A perfect Sunday album. I'm much better acquainted with Five Leaves Left but this album is a gem. You can give it a few runs and focus on a different instrument each time or, just Drake's voice. I've never really wrapped my head around the word melancholy but I feel like this is the audible representation.

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4

First time hearing his work. I recognized one of the songs from a movie (from the 2000's) soundtrack. Very mellow but great.

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4

Great smooth album

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Gone too soon. What a beautiful voice.

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4

the intro was nice. doubt i will be into this but hey it's 39 minutes long so it gets all my attention. okay i actually am into this first song. his voice is sooo nice. okay songs 2 and 3 were nice too. i wasn't crazy about 'fly' and the title track. everything else i enjoyed.

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4

An overlooked classic.

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4

nicely layered folk music. like a slice of rich chocolate cake that magically doesn't put you in a food coma

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4

My main man Nick Drake. This is my least favourite of his albums - Pink Moon's sparse, haunting arrangements make it an easy number one, followed by the lush, glacial strings of Five Leaves Left. The upbeat & bright Nick Drake here seems a bit at odds with the others in his catalogue, but still some great tunes. Good to take for a spin every few years.

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Niet zijn beste album maar nog altijd erg goed!

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Hoe anders dan Five Leaves Left, vind ik dit toch ook een puik album. Fijne stem en klasse nummers. Vooral Northern Sky.

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4

The voice of an angel

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nice, smooth, little. Way of singing not my favorite at times

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Nice listen

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классные вайбовые полупостпанковые песенки, насыщенные аранжировки, слишком спокойно

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Here we are, the final piece of the Nick Drake puzzle. The connective tissue between Five Leaves Left and the harrowing Pink Moon. The vocals on Hazey Jane 2 gave me big-time Wicker Man vibes. Actually, maybe I'm just now realizing that he's got a perfect voice for Wicker Man music. This is a fantastic album. I'd put it over Five Leaves, but it's pretty hard for any artist to touch Pink Moon. But damn, there are some serious heaters on here. Still very intimate music, even though there are a number of instruments working with Nick throughout. Loved this immediately, and could see it becoming a five star in time, but for now it's not quite there. RIP to the legend, and thank you to this list for giving us all three of his albums! Lord knows if it didn't, the gaps would be filled with more live albums from the Who. Favorite tracks: Fly, Bryter Layter, Sunday, Hazey Jane II, At the Chime of a City Clock. Album art: Really love this one. Great framing and colors, and the picture of Nick Drake is almost menacing. Not bright at all, so makes for an excellent contrast in colors, mood, and theme. He'll be bryter layter, or so he says. Also love that he's not wearing his shoes, but they're still there. 4.5/5

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While I don't think this is my favorite Nick Drake album, it's still fantastic. I never knew who he was before this album exercise and getting to hear all three of his best in the same year has been great. Love the giant shoes in the album cover and the entire cover in general. I kept Fly and Poor Boy to re listen but his albums are better listened to fully than picking certain songs out. Great start to the week.

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This is very lounge, perfect dinner party music but still has enough of an edge to maintain my attention throughout. Beautiful understated guitar playing. BIG sax on Poor Boy, don't even realise it's there until the last 30 seconds. Love the weird abstract writing, get lots of Aldous Harding vibes over it all. Pretty sure I've come across another album of his so far and think I might've ripped into him a bit - if so he's redeemed himself here.

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Nick drake might be the most under appreciated artist of all time

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Grea Great album. What this list is for. Discovering new music

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Beautiful. I hadn't heard his music before at all (though I had heard the name), but it's lovely. It's definitely a mood, though.

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extremely comforting listening experience from front to back

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Would rate 4.5 stars. Great album and made me want to check out more of his work

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The story of Nick Drake is a sad one, and his music reflects this. It's lonely and melancholic, while also being nice and lush. His compositions bring these beautiful strings and percussion flourishes to accompany his simple guitar and voice. It's also not afraid to get a little exciting at times, with a rockin' sax solo on Poor Boy. Very mellow for the most part though, making for a wonderful morning album. Worth a spin.

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I find this to be a major improvement over "Five Leaves Left." Though still generally mellow, there is much more range and vitality to the arrangements.

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This has a definite 1970s San Francisco hippie vibe. I enjoyed it.

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Soft 4 stars. Nick drake is awesome. Such a voice and gorgeous music. A true gem that would have remained hidden if it wasn’t for this project. I look forward to his 3rd album (if it’s on this list).

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There's something very enjoyable about his music. It's mellow and a little bit sad but there's definitely a place for Nick Drake's music in my life.

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Krasses singer Songwriter Niveau

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Non mi dispiace, sai!?

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8/10

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New discovery for me, I dug it.

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I own this already

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11/22/21 Yes.... Wonderful.... a perfect day for this album. Introduction: Sumptuously orchestrated. A standout in it's own right. Hazy Jane II: The pulsing organ chords in the background remind me of a GAS song. Hypnotic. A deliciously queasy rollicker. At the Chime of a City Clock: "I see your trousers don't taper"... brutal diss.

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Lovely

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pwetty

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I prefer both of his other albums, but I still like this one very much.

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Solid pop-folk, just as good as Pink Moon. Give another listen soon!

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Pas aussi bon que Five Leaves, mais overall aucunement décevant

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Best songs Not one in particular but a great album.

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Chill, funky, and jazzy pretty good. Better than I was expecting for sure.

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My second favourite Nick Drake album

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Very nice and relaxing

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Beautiful guitars and voices. Loved it and will definitely revisit

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Very chilled. Liked it.

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Really enjoyed Pink Moon when it came up on here. This is also a really beautiful record. Still pretty melancholy. He's got a cool voice and some nice guitar work. However, I prefer Pink Moon to this record. It was really stripped down with just him and a guitar. This record has a lot of backing musicians and while they're mostly fine, it is occasionally a bit too much I think. Still, that's a minor complaint, it's still a calm, beautiful, dark record.

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Really sweet, chill music. Every song was consistently great, all paired with haunting vocals.

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Beautiful

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A, entire album is airy and tranquil Stand out tracks: -At The Chime of A City Clock (loved the instrumentation, especially the strings and sax) -One of These Things First (was in Garden State) -Hazy Jane 1 (stunning, a great mix of instruments from violin to soft drums -Bryter Layter (mostly instrumental, flutes are airy and bright) -Northern Sky (always loved this song, it's the track that plays at the end of Serendipity when Jonathan is laying on the ice rink and Sarah throws her glove at him)

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Loved it, the only track I’ve ever heard before was northern sky. It was such a mellow album, one I will save for those days when I’m in need of some soothing chilled out tracks

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Drake has a gloomy, yet joyful voice, and the songs of this album are great to listen while getting ready to start the day or while getting set to call it a day. I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics though. I'll probably check it out again sometime

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Lovely, lush proto-twee classic

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Quiet, gentle relaxing. Beautiful guitar & piano arrangements. I liked it a lot!

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I've loved his album Pink Moon for many years now, but I don't think I've ever explored beyond that album, despite Nick Drake not having that much music out there. Not sure why, buy I'm glad I am now digging beyond what I've already known. A delightful album that is almost instantly recognizably a Nick Drake record and now I wish we had more of his music...

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More slick than 5 Leaves with some jazzy/country influences and a lot more upbeat in places. With a number of famous artists helping out it's well produced and professional. It's pleasant and easy to listen too. If Pink Moon hadn't been written I would have loved this album but I can't help compare it to his Masterpiece.

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On a rainy day, I'm a big Nick Drake fan. Mostly just the Way To Blue compilation, though. In that group with Cat Stevens and Leonard Cohen, though not as good as either. The Belle and Sebastian thing is funny.

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Lush sounds, well arranged and musically interesting. Should have been a star.

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Un Folk mono, mejor de lo que esperaba en principio y que de hecho me gustó más de lo que he oído, por ejemplo, de Neil Young o su pandilla. Me agradó la combinación de instrumentos y la voz del tipo, y a ratos me recordó a Rodríguez, pero más refinado.

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Nick Drake is a master in the category "folk singer-songwriter" and this album wonderfully shows it. He was just one step away from his ultimate masterpiece, Pink Moon.

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Wow, really becoming a nick drake fan the more I listen to him

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My least favorite of Nick Drake's albums, but still an amazing one. He just takes folk to another level.

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Another masterful album by Nick Drake. It's easy to see why he cared deeply about that one. People always rave about Pink Moon (and rightfully so) for its mystique and melancholic feel, but this one's just as important. This is what he wanted to do. The lush arrangements and warm production makes it something really special.

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Bryter Layter by Nick Drake (1970) “Shaping a performance in the drama of living, each of us wonders: How am I doing? Am I creating a persona suitable to the human drama, crafting something worthwhile, or am I botching the performance? This existential concern … manifests itself as the search for dignity. Guiding that search is an attention that is always both outwardly oriented and inwardly focused, because the performance of existence is at once social and individual. Thus it is a matter of both social esteem and self-esteem. As social creatures, throughout our lives we look for an estimation of how we are doing … and to an extent we rely on the approval, admiration, and affection of others as a measure of our dramatic success.” (Glenn Hughes, “Dignity and Cultural Degradation” in Voegelin View, March 11, 2022) On this album (but not so much on his preceding Five Leaves Left [1969]), Nick Drake’s poetry gives voice to the struggle in each person to live to the fullest flowering his/her inherent dignity. His oeuvre therefore should not be compartmentalized or even dismissed as merely melancholic, fixated on his own inward isolation and sadness. He fully owns the necessity of our existence as social creatures, and in this album, he doesn’t fail to offer sage advice (at the age of 22!) on the ‘communalization’ of our sense of worth. From the upbeat “Hazey Jane II” to the wistful “Hazey Jane I” (tracks likely placed in that order to enhance developmental movement?), Drake encourages “slow, hazey Jane” to transcend her inward-focused isolation and touch the lives of others, including family, friends, and him. Not for his sake, mind you, but for hers. So that she might see and share the value in herself. Philosophical. Almost pastoral. And is there a more intelligent love song than “Northern Sky”? None come to mind (at least not today). He is loving and giving. Outwardly. In a way that is self-aware without being self-absorbed. Musically, this record excels, with small-interval solo vocal melodies over skillful folk/jazz acoustic guitar. It differs from his spare Five Leaves Left by incorporating rich instrumentals performed by members of the folk rock group Fairport Convention. Additionally, string and horn orchestrations add to the richness of the sound, generally by emphasizing the coloring tones in his guitar-based chord structures (occasionally with whimsical effect, which seems at times to be out of place). There are some very fine solo passages, especially the nice jazz piano stylings by Chris McGregor on “Poor Boy”. So, the collaborative sound is nicely synthesized with a poetic theme—the communal dimension of authentic humanity. This album is a fine work of art. It’s not merely attractive. It not only makes the listener think; it has the potential to make one’s inherent dignity come to fuller fruition, by connecting dots that one perhaps never even knew existed. 4/5

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Feeling this is a little too quiet and modest (the original “twee” album maybe?) to be a full five stars but there are a few gems – ”Fly” and “Northern Sky” (the latter truly an all-time gem). I listened to this record so often in early 2000s that I may have worn it out. Also is downgrade due to “it’s been underrated so long that it actually become overrated” syndrome and the suffering at the hands of Wes Anderson. 4.1

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Classic folk, very nice.

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"One of these things first" is a huge favorite. The rest of the album plays out nicely with a great sound that holds steady throughout.

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Of the three albums released by Nick Drake during his all-too-short lifetime, this slightly quaint exercise is the one that probably veers a little too close to a novelty performance. Drake himself pointed this out. But that doesn't mean this record should be ignored, given how many great tracks with luscious arrangements make the bulk of it, from "Northern Sky" to "Hazey Jane II" or "One Of These Things First". Once you're owning *Five Leaves Left* and *Pink Moon*, it's hard to resist *Bryter Layter*, if only from a completist perspective. Nick Drake was gone too soon, everyone who once got interested in him knows that. Even though it was written and played in the early seventies, his music is timeless, and it will be for many other decades to come... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 948 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 24 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 14. Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me): 15

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Enjoyed this. Reminded me of Solid Air but with more lush instrumentation. Arrangement and playing is great. Song writing isn't the most memorable so it loses a star for that but a top album nevertheless.

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Longtemps pressenti pour occuper les premiers rôles parmi ses camarades à 3 étoiles, Nick Drake réussit une véritable prouesse. Prennant tout le monde à contrepied avec un dernier son entièrement joué à la flute, il réussit à se propulser dans la caste supérieure, celle des 4 étoiles. Je me rapproche du banc de touche pour essayer de recueillir les impressions de l'intéressé.

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Cet album m'a au moins ouvert les yeux sur le fait que Nick Drake et Nick Cave sont deux personnes différentes. À la bonne heure.

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V nice

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A beautiful sounding record. I've been meaning to discover his music and this was the perfect excuse to listen. I need to hear more from Drake (no, not that Drake!), highly recommended!

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This was not at all what I expected, and in a really good way. I honestly had no real idea why to expect and I thought it was fantastic. Very well composed, incredibly melodic, and overall pretty enjoyable to listen to.

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Banger Benger

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Swagged up

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Thumbs up.

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I have always loved Pink Moon and had never listened to this album. Every song on this album is an experiment. It merges Nick Drake's ASMR-like sound with orchestral tracks, flutes, jazz horn grooves with backup singers. A big surprise to me was Poor Boy which is a very cool, jazzy piece. It is sad that the album never got the attention it deserved. The album is quite upbeat and different from the moody austerity of Pink Moon and highlights his innovative guitar sound which is sometimes quasi medieval. Nick Drake, a musician from another dimension, like J. S. Bach.

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7/10. Chill stuff

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Always loved his playing and never really did deep dives into his albums. He's known as being a (the?) king of alternate guitar tuning / singer songwriter music and this album is really a masterpiece of that style of playing, singing, and overall composition. I love his voice. It's very evocative and yet approachable and not overly dramatic. Biggest gripe is that his music to me can get boring. #shotsfired I know this time period is an interesting mix of 60's and 70's folk music, but I would love for more dynamics or energy in a track here or there. The closest we get to more energetic tracks are in "Poor Boy", which is a bossa nova type track, or "Bryter Layter" which has the faintest hi-hat rhythm that moves the song forward. We hear it a little on "One of These Things First" (which is a lovely song), but his voice is just ~too~ soothing and slow to really push it at all even though the guitar and piano are trying.

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A perfect Sunday morning album. The closing track is even called “Sunday”! I love jazzy folk-pop like this. There’s certain times (Sundays, mornings on vacation) when I put on Van Morrison because nothing else feels right. But now I know - Nick Drake is an option too! But while Van Morrison is wild on the microphone, Nick Drake is much more sedate. The emphasis in these songs is on the guitar playing and the gorgeous arrangements. (How about that flute! Front and center!) Highlights: “Hazey Jane II,” “At the Chime of a City Clock,” “One of These Things First,” “Poor Boy” (the piano on that song!), “Northern Sky”

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Que bonito cantaba este muchacho

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veisla tbh

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Had some good parts, reasonably enjoyable

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I really seem to enjoy this fellow, though I think I prefer his unaccompanied stuff a bit more.

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Beautiful but haunting at times. Don't know how I never heard of Nick Drake before but I'll definitely be giving his other two albums a listen even though I know they'll come up on here sooner or later. His voice is quiet and airy, and a lot of the compositions, though rooted in folk, have a jazzy quality that makes this feel more upbeat than I think it really is. Overall a really wonderful album.

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this album made me feel sadness but its rly nice

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4/5

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Good. I can hear some Housemartins and Beautiful South in here; I wonder if this was an influence.

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i like the style but its not that different to the other one

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Very Chill Indie/Folk vibe. Not necessarily my vibe but the vocals are soothing and music is light and happy

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OK

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Groovin’

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An ok album to listen to but not something I'll likely go back to.

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Light folksy singer. Not bad.

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A really good album. But did we already listen to this one? Or was it another Nick Drake album? Am I going crazy???

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Nice folk album

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Neat

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Liked it

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Chill, but not for me.

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It was ok

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Very 70’s. Like could feel the 70’s through the earbuds. Kind of chill. I dig it.

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chill

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Might be my favorite Nick Drake album but that's not saying much. Like every Nick Drake album, songs blend together. Pretty good. 6-7/10

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Not my cup of tea. Pleasant but not particularly engaging.

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3

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Not as good as the other one we heard.

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No tenía ni idea de quién era Nick Drake y luego ya vi que fue un talento efímero :(. Me agradó, creo que tiene que ver con que simpatizo con la gente que escribe y compone solita y agarra su guitarrita y ahí se va. Curiosamente, para tener 50 años, no me suena tan antiguo y me dio vibras de lo que Belle and Sebastian ha hecho después y también lo pensé como una suerte de Joni Mitchell. Un ambiente muy tranquilo, como que obligarte a estar quieto aunque el mundo no lo esté (?). Mis canciones fav: "Ay the Chime of a City Clock" y "One of These Things First". 7.5/10

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Takie sobie. Ale Poor Boy jest spoko.

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Not too bad, bit of easy listening

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I didn’t think that I knew who this was until about the third or fourth song and I recognized it from a movie that I liked. Overall I liked the album a lot and it was nice soothing music to listen to

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I like or love everything that Nick Drake has done, but this album falls at the 'like' end of the scale. The songwriting is there, but watch out for some of those soupy string arrangements

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The introduction was promising. Overall a fine album for listening to in the background, but no song really grabbed me. A little jazzier than I tend to prefer

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Listened in two sessions. Didn't really captivate me.

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Beautifully sad folk rock effort, stuck between the first melancholic Five Leaves Left and the depressing Pink Moon. Inspiring arrangements, punching lyrics, charismatic singer. 3,5 stars

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5

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Esta bien. Música algo folk de los 70

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3.6 - Pleasant, easy listening in a good way. Pretty acoustic arrangements. A cozy album to put on on a lazy Sunday morning or rainy afternoon.

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Didn't really know this chap previously. Its a notch above you standard singer songwriter type stuff as the music is more layered. He's not the greatest singer but it sort of works. Maybe lacking a few hooks for my tastes, but its nice. 3/5

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Enjoyable listen.

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Not bad

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Good shizzle will go again. Still sounded fresh

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voice is not captivating but I appreciate the layers

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This is okay. Nothing too exciting.

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Not mesmerising, but nice

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I hadn’t heard this one before. I purchased Pink Moon in the early 00’s, when that car commercial was big. I liked that album, it was definitely good, but I like this better. The melancholia is still present, but overall it’s a more uplifting experience. I like the use of the backing instruments and/or orchestration. Bonus points for having a song used in The Royal Tenenbaums. I might go hunting for a used copy of this, I like it

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interesting stereo mix in the very beginning of the Introduction!

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In terms of dad rock, its hard to go on. This album for me was able to capture the chill vibes and authentic sounds that dad rock usually looks achieve and this album does it wonderfully. I has its roots firmly in the psych genre without being too produced and it really leans into the folksy tones that helped produce the genre.

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Chill album, might listen again

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More 70s vibes

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i think it was completely average; i really enjoyed some of the songs at the end i think it definitely got more interesting!

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It was ok. Didn’t set my world on fire

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mid

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Surprised me. For some reason I was expecting something dark and broody. Reminded me more of Rodriguez. Even a little loungey at times. Interesting, though not what I'd usually love putting on.

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Not bad but not my type at all. But good nice maybe i need to listen couple of times. esp something about sky one is good.

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Totally reminds me of everyone smoking and listening to sweet music at Hohman’s. Honestly really great smooth music

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Me gustó, no es mi gusto/estilo, pero es buen álbum.

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I’m going to stick with the Bob Ross comparison but I enjoyed this album more than Pink Moon

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3. Un poco rollo.

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// Favs: Poor Boy Score: Strong 3

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Really enjoyable if a bit mellow.

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Pretty similar sound to the last album which makes me like both a little less. I still prefer Five Leaves Left but still enjoyed this one as well. This is really easy listening music that has more depth than most. 7.3/10

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No Pink Moon, but pleasant enough.

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Pretty good. I liked the jazzy flair at parts

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Yea this is fine. His guitar work is great, I am just not into sad boi brit rock.

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I like Nick Drakes voice more than the rest, it’s just kind of simple comfortable music. Nice but that’s about it

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I delayed listening to this because the first few notes had sounded slow and I wasn't really feeling that vibe after Chelsea Girls, but this one was pretty pleasant. I could see this being good ambient background music for some situations.

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A lovely listen and quite beautiful in parts. The reality is I probably won’t explore more or go back but I’m glad I listened

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Really enjoyed it and would revisit

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Schönes Album!

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Is it me, or is Poor Boy the proof-of-concept for Screamadelica?

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A pleasant-enough folk-rock record. I had received another Drake record previously, and I feel about the same about this record. It's peaceful, nice, good arrangements, just nothing I'm crazy about. Favorite tracks: "Hazey Jane II", "Hazey Jane I", "Poor Boy"

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Highlights - One of these things first, Northern Sky Lowlights - Hazy Jane 2 This is a skillfully-crafted album with crisp melodies...The guitar work as well as piano and flute are quite prominent but never step on each others toes (I suspect that they're all being played by Drake himself). It's not that Hazy Jane 2 isn't a good song, it's just not as good as the rest of the tracks...I get the impression that Drake isn't comfortable singing, because there aren't many vocals, which is a pity. Otherwise, this album is a keeper.

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Top Picks: At The Chime Of A City Clock & Poor Boy. Quite enjoyed this one. Kind of John Martyn-esque, but a slightly more hippy vibe. Some of the tunes were fairly samey, but overall it was a pretty chill album to sit and listen to for an hour.

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A cute little album. Not a huge fan of a lot of the lyrics and vocals, and sometimes the melodies can be simple by today's standards, but really lush instrumentation and the occasional good song with lyrics saves this one.

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entspannt anregend. gitarre schwungvoll

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Very relaxing voice but also instrumentals.

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Not a bad album, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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6/10

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Ich musste eben erst mal nachsehen, ob Pink Moon auch dabei ist und bin nun beruhigt. Die habe ich so oft gehört, sonst aber nichts von Nick Drake. Eine Lücke. Finde dieses Album reicht nicht an die Pink Moon heran.

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Honestly wasn't my cup of tea, and didn't listen too hard.

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Hazey Jane II is probably my favourite Nick Drake song. When listening to it I picture myself driving a convertible along the seaside on a sunny day with my long hair flowing in the wind, haha. The rest of the album is fine, very chill folk

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I expect this guy has lots of fans. The lyrics I could figure out are quite good and he sings from the heart. With folk music, the music is typically nothing to write home about. The lyrics are the main event so the music can't be too interruptive. I find the music often is too interruptive on this album. If I had lots of time to listen to this, then the lyrics might get me there, but after listening to this twice, I only know what two songs are about. I haven't invested the time to really figure out the lyrics so can't get to a higher rating.

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meinlaust og ok

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Pleasant but a little boring. Northern Sky is fantastic.

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amei a intro tem uma vibe meio eddie vader meio jazz com flauta, violão, violino bem bonito :)

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Some really nice tracks, but a bit meandering at times.

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I know I'm supposed to love this, but I just don't. It's pretty guitar work and intimate singing, but I don't connect to it. 3/5.

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Did moy

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Not as good as Pink Moon

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Introduction * very nice Hazey Jane 2 * Oh so Belle and Sebastian is a Nick Drake tribute act. At the Chime of a City Clock One of these things first * So far this is all very pretty music I will never listen to or think about again. * Makes me want to listen to early B&S so I can hear the same music with lyrics I find more interesting Hazey Jane I * Why the fuck wasn’t this one first? It would sound way way better after Introduction than the hokey intro of HJ2. * best produced song on the album so far Bryter Layter * pretty, competent library music. He’s obviously imagining walking through a field of flowers on a summer evening with some waifish girl. Fly * his most interesting vocal performance up to now. Does lots with not a lot of range. makes sense that this is the song that Anderson chose for RT. Poor Boy * I think I’d like this song better if it was sung by someone with a modicum of soul. Regardless, it’s one of the better songs on the album. * love the piano solo Northern Sky * here we fucking go again. yawn Sunday * another song that makes the case for Drake to stfu

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Day 4

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This was the third Nick Drake album we got and the third that got 3 stars for me. He's OK, but really nothing more than that.

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I didn't think I'd ever heard of Nick Drake before but then I heard "One of These Things First" which I recognized from the Garden State soundtrack. Solidly good album that I am sure I don't appreciate as much as I probably should...

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Rating: 5/10

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pretty fun and chill, like the fusion of styles sounds like an early jack johnson kinda

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In his second of just three albums, Nick Drake sings of his wishes to belong, his fall from grace, while musing on who he could and could never be. It's hard to separate from his tragic suicide just a few years later, to the extent any review feels reductive. But I had a go comparing to his later efforts at least. Even when considering Drake's work in a vacuum, I went into "Bryter Layter" desperate not to compare it with "Pink Moon", which I've always loved for its utter sparsity. In the end, I couldn't escape the feeling that this one just wasn't on the same level. Most notable are of course the orchestrations and extended instrumentals, which it's a little difficult to get used to. Some of it is still excellent. "Northern Sky" is a wonderful song: emotive, elegant and melodic with just the right amount of psychedelia. "Fly" has a lovely cascading acoustic guitar figure which is complemented nicely by harpsichord and viola (ey up John Cale). "Poor Boy" is nicely augmented by the backing vocalists, even if the piano could ease up in places. But a lot of the rest never quite lands on either side of the fence. The lyrics aren't as searing as I'd have liked, the melodies not as immediate. The guitar-playing is deft and accomplished, but all-too-often recedes behind hokey piano or swelling strings. Three instrumentals ("Introduction", "Bryter Layter" and "Sunday") is a bit overkill when the arrangements are fairly basic and twee. I felt especially bad when I heard about Drake's earnest wish for them to be like "Pet Sounds". Poor sweet man. "Bryter Layter" suffers in my head because I can't separate it from the beautiful follow-up Nick Drake would make, and the tragedy of what came afterwards. There are some lovely songs on here, but ultimately it's a sad reminder of just how much more Drake could have achieved with more time.

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pretty

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Slow, inflective album. An album to match a sad mood. Pain is clear throughout. Nice arrangements. 3* is maybe a bit harsh, but it's not particularly groundbreaking and the style is confused at times.

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Gentle, sensitive, pleasant. It’s calm and easy listening if you don’t listen too closely. Drake’s delicate songwriting and instrumentation are integral to his vibe. Hazey Jane II was a bit more peppy than the other songs, which was a nice tonal change. But overall, I fail to see a substantial difference between this album and Drake's debut, Five Leaves Left (which I had 2 weeks ago). Seems like only one of them really needs a spot on this list? Having another one that's just more of the same stuff is a wasted space that could have been given to someone else. I liked it, it just didn't offer anything we hadn't already heard. I appreciate the artistry, but I wanted some creative variation on what came before.

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Well that slipped down very pleasantly. Feel the first side is stronger than the second, but very listenable.

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very country/mellow vibe with nice horns, it’s like they put Jim Croce and Simon and Garfunkel in a studio and told them to make music. Very surprised I never heard this.

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I like One of These Things First. Fly too. But this one is a bit too airy for me compared to the previous album. Still really nice.

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Enjoyable, but didn’t stick with me.

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Like his other album. Nothing much to write home about but nothing offensive either.

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i didn't hate this!

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Too jazzy for my taste

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Interesting that his work only found a rather wide audience after his death. Seems this album title is a bit of a prognostic.

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meh

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Reminds me of Woodkid. Low voice. Difficult to understand at times.

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Yawn-fest. The universe owes me those 39 minutes back.

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Soft sad

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Nice album but not really my cup of tea

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Good instrumentals, meh lyrics

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meh.

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Relaxing acoustic guitar (and sometimes a flute). Good background music.

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sin más me lo puse para estudiar

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OK, most of the songs sounded REALLY similar.

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It was okay.

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Not my cup of tea.

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idrk what kind of music this is but i don’t like it … 2.5

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Very pleasant and very boring

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Een beetje teveel Nick Drake na elkaar. Vandaag niet voor in de stemming.

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Beetje te veel van hetzelfde voor mij. De stem begint me al snel te vervelen..

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boring

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Too sleepy for me, sorry Nick

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Folk-pop bastante pesado.

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The same as every other Nick Drake album we've had on the group. Some nice bits and pieces but will never think to revisit.

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I found it a bit boring

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70s folk rock, some interesting tunes but at times drifted into inoffensive background noise almost to the point of elevator music. Two stars on the strength of some of the more interesting songs.

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Didn't enjoy it

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it was guitar and wild while playing halo

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The best of this album IMO: - Poor Boy I think I don't like folk music. 1.9/5

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Viel Gitarre, Künstler ist mir nicht bekannt, nicht mein Stil, ist mir zu wenig rockig

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It was okay, I think Pink Moon was way better.

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1 / 5 stars

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Inocuo.

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I actually really wanted to like this one. But never did it for me.

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A talented singer songwriter, but I just can't get into it and find it rather boring.

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I only gave it one listen. Not really for me. For soft listening, I prefer Karen Carpenter.

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Didn't dislike it but quite tedious and not for me

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A little more straightforward than the later Nick Drake album I had a week ago. Fine folky guitar with some nice string arrangements.

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Disco agradable si se le pone atención porque no la retiene por sí solo. Arreglos decentes aunque termina sintiéndose plano. 2.5 estrellas que bajan a dos porque seguramente mañana no recordaré este álbum.

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It was ok. I listened to it yesterday and really cant recall a single thing about it so that should say a lot. I would have remembered if it was bad though.

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This is the second album from folk singer-songwriter Nick Drake. He wrote and sang every song on the album, with backing music provided by other musicians. Nick isn't the greatest singer, but he wrote some great songs and the production came out beautifully. The tracks all have a similar theme of being quiet, gentle, and relaxing. A listener's reaction to this album depends on their mood, and for me I enjoyed the album, but considered the music background noise for my work. None of the tracks really jumped out to me as being a masterpiece.

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Listening to this was like running on a treadmill- I kept checking to see if it was almost over

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ok , i guess

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Really sad backstory did not make for a very interesting album. It was just a little bit whatever.

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I didn't feel like this was anything special.

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Not a fan

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Terrible

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This is not for me.

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Chato demais!

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fantastic discovery thanks Nick Drake

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