Bryter Layter (studio album) by Nick Drake

Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 265th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 782 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (63rd)
Award 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 51 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 24,305.

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Bryter Layter track list

  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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Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:

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YearSourceChartRankRank Score
2021 odetoviceroy98Top 21 Music Albums of 19715/214
2021 NowhereManTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s4/10019
2021 GlitterboiiiTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s43/10012
2021WeepingguitarmanTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s91/1002
2021 RhynerTop 100 Greatest Music Albums78/10023
2021WallerandTop 75 Music Albums of the 1970s47/758
2021NickyTBlizzadTop 40 Music Albums of 197140/400
2021TheKameraEyeTop 38 Music Albums of 197119/383
2021 PeppaTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s50/10010
2021 RockyRaccoonTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s74/1005
2021saacsquatchTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s34/10013
2021 SleepDealerTop 17 Music Albums of 19707/17 -
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 2000 (301-400)6/100 -
2021 Error FinnSecond Helping Albums # 101 - 20059/100 -
2021 AleJohnMariTop 100 Greatest Music Albums26/10075
2021brun027Top 50 Music Albums of 19701/50 -
2021 eclabTop 24 Music Albums of 19717/244
2021 zags7000Top 100 Music Albums of 19716/1005
2021 sszwalbenestTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s38/10013
2021 babyBlueSedanTop 100 Music Albums of the 1970s99/1000
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 634
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 7,498

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 782 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 83.8/100, a mean average of 82.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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From 03/18/2021 16:13
boring. folk
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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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85/100
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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75/100
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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95/100
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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90/100
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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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. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
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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