500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Nick Drake, 'Pink Moon'
321/500

321. Nick Drake, 'Pink Moon'

Island, 1972

Drake recorded his last album in a couple of nights, delivered the tapes to Island Records and checked himself into a psychiatric ward. If the music were as dark as the lyrics, it might be unlistenable. But Drake's soothing vocals and unadorned acoustic picking make Moon unfold with supernatural tenderness.

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