Pink Moon

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
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Based on 4 reviews
1972 Ratings: #13 / 97
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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.

this cryptic achievement’s a tour of the unknown

a secluded and depressed Nick Drake poured his sufferings into ‘Pink Moon’: an intimate look inside his tortured and patient mind. Its concise 28 minutes are simultaneously vague, expansive, bleak, beautiful, calming, and candid.

'So look see the days
The endless colored ways
And go play the game that you learned
From the morning' - Nick Drake, 'From The Morning'

Recently, I've been hit hard with a giant case of writers block. Yes, that beast. We all know that infernal struggle. Everytime I go to sit down and write something for this site, or as an extension for Letterboxd or for my own art or for ANYTHING in general, i'm hit in the face with a baseball bat of an document filled to the brim ... read more
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
Nick Drake by many standards is considered a legend. Like many legends, there is a certain level of luminary characteristics behind the man but also deep layers of mythos surrounding the narrative. Drake encapsulates both of these features more than perhaps any artist in history, and Pink Moon is the lasting work that has left listeners in awe of his lore for decades.

In many respects, this was an album we should have never received. Although lauded today, Drake by no means made an impression ... 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 Drake ... 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