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Bryter Layter (album) by Nick Drake 

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Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake (1971)
Overall rank: 265th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 647 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1971 (11th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (67th)
Top 500 albums of all time (265th)

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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 62 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 33,750.

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84/100 (from 647 votes)
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From JimagineL 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 sophialeviev 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 hugobennetts 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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From RealSlimFatty 02/04/2018 14:12
Just a great album by my favorite singer-songwriter.
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From Onater 07/24/2017 07:50
My favourite Nick Drake album lyrically but least favourite musically.
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From Jimmy Dread 05/13/2017 06:32
'Hardcore Nick Drake fan' are we? Not a chance if you don't like Bryter Layter. True, there's no unaccompanied tracks on this unlike Nick's other LPs, but to call the album 'overproduced' is ridiculous. Robert Kirby's string arrangements are sublime, especially for the 3 instrumentals (all of which Nick was extremely proud of), the female backing vocals you abhor are only on one track ('Poor Boy') and are totally in keeping with the mood of it, and the sax on ...City Clock works brilliantly to take the listener away from the countryside and into a 'London street' (most likely in Soho) with jazz clubs and smoke lingering in the air.

Couldn't agree more about 'Northern Sky' being the highlight, but to slag off the album that carries both the Hazey Jane tracks, Fly and especially One Of These Things First is nothing short of sacrilege. Understand some might like their Nick with a bottle of scotch in one hand and a handful of painkillers in the other but Nick was at his happiest here, and the true tragedy is that when this album - the one that Nick and everyone around him thought would bring wider public and critical acclaim - bombed he spiralled into depression (through a combination of failure and embarrassment) from which he never recovered.

As it is, we're left with the most perfect discography of any artist I can think of. I implore you to listen to Bryter Layter again, ideally whilst driving through the countryside. Like all things Nick, it's insanely beautiful and crushingly sad in equal measure.
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From Reppu1976 03/11/2017 01:35
My favorite Drake's album!
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From awesomness425 11/14/2016 13:50
i love nick drake <3
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From daveydudely 11/08/2016 19:07
Easily one of the greatest acoustic oriented albums ever recorded. One of Joe Boyd's amazing folk-rock productions. Thematically sound, both lyrically and musically. Melancholy, hopeful, beautiful, tragic. A perfect song cycle rarely surpassed in the decades since its release. A psychedelic must.
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From garycottier 06/20/2016 10:50
More of a full band record than, five leaves, but in my opinion it's not quite as brilliant or beautiful as that record. It's still a very good LP, but it doesn't quite stand out like the previous album does.
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