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Thread #126718 Message #2817991
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
21-Jan-10 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
For many years "Five Leaves Left" has been in my top 30 essential albums. Still is. At its best a beautiful and haunting album. Nick's voice suits his songs perfectly. I can't imagine how anyone could listen to "Riverman" and come away unmoved. Funny old world, isn't it?
No amount of hype, 36 years after his death, is going to do the poor bugger any good now, is it? For the record, his albums sold pretty poorly when he was still alive. And depression is no laughing matter.