Bryter Layter, recorded in 1970, was the second of three albums by British folk musician Nick Drake. Like Five Leaves Left, the album contains no unaccompanied songs: Drake was accompanied by part of the British folk rock group Fairport Convention and John Cale from The Velvet Underground, as well as Beach Boys musicians Mike Kowalski and Ed Carter.
In 2000, Q placed Bryter Layter at number 23 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. Q (January 2001, p. 95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".
In 2003, the album was ranked number 242 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
NME (18 September 1993, p. 19) - Ranked #14 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s. In 2000, NME included "One of These Things First" on a CD titled NME Presents Under the Influence, which included songs by some of most influential musicians and bands in music history.
Entertainment Weekly (12 May 2000, p. 24) - "The exquisiteness of the first album is expanded upon in 'Hazey Jane I', 'Fly' and a genuinely optimistic love song, 'Northern Sky'." - Rating: B+
Mojo (July 2000, p. 99) - "Certainly the most polished of his catalogue....[It] begins to