Bryter Layter (studio album) by Nick Drake

Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 268th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 823 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (268th)
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Nick Drake bestography

Bryter Layter is ranked 3rd best out of 12 albums by Nick Drake on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Drake is Pink Moon which is ranked number 50 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,891.

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84/100 (from 823 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 83.6/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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90/100
From 01/25/2022 23:32
This is my first Nick Drake album and i can say that this is really great acoustic album. Instrumentation is great throughout the whole project and set this night moody tone to it. The only dud here is Poor Boy which wouldn't be that bad if it was shorter, but jt feels way too long. The rest is pretty fantastic.
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From 09/17/2021 17:19
Pink Moon's sparse instrumentation is the polar opposite of Bryter Layter, apparently Nick Drake wanted to emulate the production style of Pet Sounds. The songs are nice, if not a bit convuluted.
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85/100
From 01/03/2021 21:35
Excelente, um folk com vertente pop e soft rock de altíssimo nível.
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From 11/28/2020 21:49
I feel myself in good hands when i her the voice of Nick Drake on this album very relaxing and loving sounds.
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From 10/02/2020 18:02
Coming to this after Five Leaves and Pink Moon. It is certainly more accompanied instruments and backing vocals, Agree with Burttheswimmer about the backing vocals on Poor Boy - although I do really like the song - I had to check if he wrote it or pulled it from elsewhere because that wasn't like any backing I'd heard from him before.
This album must have influenced Belle & Sebastion with Hazy Jane II sounding so like them.
Good album from a sadly under estimated and short lived artist
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85/100
From 05/11/2020 18:50
Much more heavily produced than the other two albums, but still full of classics. Northern Sky is truly special, but the Hazy Janes and At The Chime of a City Clock are equal to many Five Leaves songs. It's only Poor Boy that feels a bit of a let down to me with its strange backing chorus that seems to belong to another artist.
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80/100
From 04/27/2020 23:56
This album is proof that Nick Drake's musical career is flawless. Despite it being considered Nick's "worst" album, all of the tracks on this album are still of great quality. It's often regarded as "overproduced" but the sound is truly perfect on tracks like City Clock and Northern Sky
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From 02/03/2019 00:59
Astonishing. How this man didn't get the accolades he deserved during his lifetime is beyond me. Such a shame.
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From 12/17/2018 00:18
My favorite Drake album.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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