Made To Love Magic (2004) For Drakeophiles, the ground-shaking news here is the unearthed "Tow the Line," a threatening-clouds folk-blues that's of a piece with this cult icon's other final… 2004-06-22 Nick Drake
Music Review

Made To Love Magic (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 22, 2004; Lead Performance: Nick Drake

For Drakeophiles, the ground-shaking news here is the unearthed ''Tow the Line,'' a threatening-clouds folk-blues that's of a piece with this cult icon's other final recordings. The iffy news is that about half of the still-available ''Time of No Reply'' rarities set are also here. The additions -- like two songs with newly dubbed-on strings -- are a tad suspect. But the ageless, mythopoetic elegance of Drake's craft shines through, even if we truly have heard some of this before.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints