Bryter Layter (studio album) by Nick Drake

Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 269th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 736 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (67th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (269th)
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Nick Drake bestography

Bryter Layter is ranked 3rd best out of 10 albums by Nick Drake on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Drake is Pink Moon which is ranked number 52 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,169.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 736 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 83.9/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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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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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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90/100
From 12/17/2018 00:18
My favorite Drake album.
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From 06/29/2018 17:32
This songwriter really knows how to make beatiful songs. Bryter Layter carries a sentiment of happiness and hope, and Nick Drake here seems confortable with the production around him. This is another masterful work on Nick's perfect discography.
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From 05/13/2018 18:26
Incredible album. Hazey Jane II is such an underrated song. Took me a while to get into but a very rewarding listen.
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From 04/02/2018 11:22
"For the sound of a busy place, is fine for a pretty face. Who knows what a face is for?" Not many songwriters can pose such poignant questions.
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80/100
From 02/04/2018 14:12
Just a great album by my favorite singer-songwriter.
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From 07/24/2017 07:50
My favourite Nick Drake album lyrically but least favourite musically.
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From 05/13/2017 10:52
OK I have relistened to it now and it's perfect.
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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. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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