Cripple Crow

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. The New York Times
    60
    Taking the onus off his guitar playing dilutes Mr. Banhart's talent, and sometimes "Cripple Crow" makes of him what some people perhaps want him to be: a simulacrum of an obscure 1960's musician, a maker of albums that were so rare they never existed. [12 Sep 2005]
  2. There is far too much irritating hippywaffle amongst these gems.
  3. Uncut
    60
    If there's a signpost that Cripple Crow isn't quite the record it could've been, it's that the most engaging moments here recall Banhart records past. [Oct 2005, p.96]
  4. Spin
    58
    Banhart brings the peace and love, but not the understanding. [Sep 2005, p.104]
  5. What has become increasingly clear is that Devendra Banhart needs an editor.
  6. Flags in equally fruitful and frustrating ways.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Aug 14, 2011
    10
    One quality Devendra Banhart has is not to take himself too seriously and this freedom allows him to write some of the best songs thatOne quality Devendra Banhart has is not to take himself too seriously and this freedom allows him to write some of the best songs that transcend age, race, country and any other border that stifles some other music. I will always love this album, pure genius. Full Review »
  2. JoelC
    Jan 27, 2007
    10
    Absolutely amazing, transporting as aldous huxley would say.
  3. BrownB
    Dec 24, 2006
    10
    I don't think this album would be good for everyone, but it's definately one that I love. I have been listening to it nearly I don't think this album would be good for everyone, but it's definately one that I love. I have been listening to it nearly nonstop ever since I purchased it. Full Review »