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Bryter Layter (album) by Nick Drake

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Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake (1971)
Overall rank: 268th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 687 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (67th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (268th)

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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 35,592.

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From Rivera
Astonishing. How this man didn't get the accolades he deserved during his lifetime is beyond me. Such a shame.
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My favorite Drake album.
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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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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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"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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Just a great album by my favorite singer-songwriter.
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From Onater
My favourite Nick Drake album lyrically but least favourite musically.
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'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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My favorite Drake's album!
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i love nick drake <3
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
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. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
12. Tapestry by Carole King
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
16. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
17. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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