Tuesday, December 18, 2007
No. 283: Five Leaves Left
Band: Nick Drake
Album: Five Leaves Left
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Paired with Fairport Convention, Drake's debut album has a fuller sound than Drake is known for. It certainly has its pop tinges; The album has several hummable songs on it.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: I am not a Nick Drake fan and this album has tons of Nick Drakeish melodies.
Best song: “River Man” is pretty good.
Worst song: "The Thoughts Of Mary Jane" is not very good.
Is it awesome?: Not really.
Blah blah I don't like Nick Drake. Blah blah I like guys influenced by him (Elliott Smith, Iron and Wine, etc.). Blah blah dead guy.
Bring on the next album.