People today are still discovering the troubled and beautiful lyrics of Nick Drake. His series of albums unveiled music rich with somber introspection and textured arrangements. To some critics, Drake’s albums represented the high water mark of the British Folk Rock scene. As his profile continues to rise in death, it is not impossible for him to somehow find his way into the Hall, though it has to be wondered if he were even alive if he would have ever cared.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (England)
Why He Will Get In:
His profile is rising, and those who cite him as influential are icons.
Why He Won’t Get In:
He was barely a blip on the radar when he was alive.
Five Leaves Left (1969)
Bryter Layter (1970)
Pink Moon (1972)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
River Man (From Five Leaves Left, 1969)
Way to Blue (From Five Leaves Left, 1969)
Northern Sky (From Bryter Layter, 1970)
Pink Moon (From Pink Moon, 1972)
Which Will (From Pink Moon, 1972)