Having just done a Nick Drake binge, I can safely say that he is one of the most pure, sophisticated and truly honest musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. His music is not pretentious or burdened by commercial prospects of success. Instead, it’s beautifully evocative, simple but truthful, and utterly heartfelt. He left an indelible mark on the music world, though he certainly hasn’t reached the level of popularity he truly deserves. Maybe it’s better that way though: discovering his music on your own rather than having it force-fed by some ridiculous DJ makes it all the more pleasurable.