Pink Moon

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
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Based on 4 reviews
1972 Ratings: #13 / 92
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1972 Ratings: #3
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February 25, 1972 / Release Date
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Pink Moon more than anything else is the record that made Drake the cult figure he remains. Specifically, Pink Moon is the bleakest of them all.

Drowned in Sound

Pink Moon has the power to absorb you completely, if you let yourself.


There is a stillness to Nick Drake's music that bewitches anyone who gets near enough, and Pink Moon is its purest expression.

Rolling Stone

His lyrics are so compressed as to be kind of folkloric haikus, almost childishly simple in their structure and elemental in their imagery.

While many would call this Contemporary Folk I see elements of what Folk really is at its core on this one. His song writing techniques and voice sound awfully simular to his mother's. Like it was passed down or something. I can almost see Nick looking out his window at 3:00 AM messing with his guitar and being like "What was that? I think I like what I just played...I'll use that. " Pink Moon is a mixture of tradition, nature, legacy, isolation, joy, depression and brutal lyrical ... read more
Man and guitar, allegedly recorded in one take with Nick playing while facing a blank wall. Bosh, have a bit of that.

I personally don't think this is one of the greatest albums of all time, but I can definitely see why other people do.

The dark mood that this thing has is super subtle but ever present. The album just makes me a little bit uncomfortable, I have no idea if that was Drake's intention, but it's the trooth.

Also, this album is just so incredibly smooth. Like, everything about it, whether the vocals or the instrumentation comes across to the listener so damn smoothly. I don't think this guy ... read more
It's a very good album and you can see that Nick was an extremely talented musician. Despite the great guitar playing and good vocals, this album doesn't offer anything special. Each song is more or less similar to the previous one and there is nothing here that would surprise me or something I would like to go back to. I understand that this is a very emotional album. But sometimes it's not enough. For me it's just a talented boy with a guitar. I'm very sorry that his life ended so quickly. ... read more

3:44 AM is the time I’m writing this review. I’ve been in quarantine for roughly 3 weeks at this point, and it sucks to not see my girlfriend and my friends during this time. I’m not going to lie, it’s taken a toll on my mental health. I feel emotionally isolated, of course, physically as well. I’ve been passing the time listening to this, a record with which I have a lot of history. “Pink Moon” is a simple yet unnatural experience.

Nick ... read more
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Track List

  1. Pink Moon
  2. Place to Be
  3. Road
  4. Which Will
  5. Horn
  6. Things Behind the Sun
  7. Know
  8. Parasite
  9. Free Ride
  10. Harvest Breed
  11. From the Morning


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Added on: February 27, 2013