Five Leaves Left (studio album) by Nick Drake

Five Leaves Left
Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 169th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 953 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (30th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (169th)
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Nick Drake bestography

Five Leaves Left is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by Nick Drake on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Drake is Pink Moon which is ranked number 51 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 24,271.

Nick Drake album bestography « Higher ranked (51st) This album (169th) Lower ranked (265th) »
Pink MoonFive Leaves LeftBryter Layter

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 953 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.7/100, a mean average of 83.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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75/100
From 02/19/2021 17:03
lovely, mature, strong leaning toward folk as it visits both pop and psychedelia, a gem
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From 01/27/2021 09:49
What a beautiful, but sad, album. Loved it immediately after the first time I listened it.
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From 11/17/2020 14:37
Si lo escuchas una vez, irás por tu segunda...
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From 09/10/2020 22:05
I absolutely love this album
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95/100
From 06/17/2020 06:44
I knew nothing about Nick Drake when I first put this on. I didn't even know what genre it would be or when it was made.

It blew my mind. It blew my mind further when I saw it was made in 1969, and not in the early 2000s.

Sadly the more you learn about Nick, the harder it can become to listen.. as the emptiness he felt inside becomes more audible in his songs. One of the saddest losses in music, caused by a lack of support for mental health and the failure of a record label to look after it's musicians.

But anyway, it's a great album by a great songwriter.
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100/100
From 05/11/2020 18:44
One of the greatest collections of songs I've ever heard. Drake's gentle, soothing voice weaves through his intricate guitar lines with sheer beauty. I can't pick out highlights, because the whole album is.
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From 05/06/2020 12:15
Beautiful and sad in equal measures. Love the other two albums, but this is his masterpiece.
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60/100
From 12/10/2018 21:16
A quality album with seemingly everything overdone. Too often does the album instill this sense of direness which is only made worse by the plethora of unnecessary layers of strings. The album isn't bad but it is very far from what Drake was meant to have been making.
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From 09/21/2018 22:11
All three of his albums are great, but this one is my favorite by a smidge. I love River Man and Time Has told Me. It's all just beautiful, wistful melancholy. "Way to Blue" is almost scary to listen to and I love it as well.
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From 05/20/2018 12:12
Enter this album, and you will be welcomed in a field of flowers, trees and rivers. The loneliest night would come, and go, and in the end, alone still, you will feel happy and calm. One of mine favorite folk albums of all time.
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
9. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
10. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
11. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
12. Tommy by The Who
13. The Band by The Band
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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