Cripple Crow

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37

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  1. BenjaminBunny
    Oct 1, 2005
    3
    The most irritatingly overhyped, just plain irritating douchebag having success in indie music today. The world does not need anyone with that voice singing those lyrics, it is retarded. Unlike the talented Joanna Newsom, who gets lumped into the same "freak folk" category by critics, the people who say they like Banhart will be embarrassed to have ever owned his albums five years from The most irritatingly overhyped, just plain irritating douchebag having success in indie music today. The world does not need anyone with that voice singing those lyrics, it is retarded. Unlike the talented Joanna Newsom, who gets lumped into the same "freak folk" category by critics, the people who say they like Banhart will be embarrassed to have ever owned his albums five years from now, I promise you. Expand
  2. WayX
    Oct 28, 2005
    0
    In a word: hype. Another skinny hipster with nothing to say and a hundred different ways to say it. DB is fake genius, fake indie, and fake T Rex. It's not about loving or hating, it's about hearing or believing. I'm a non-believer.
  3. JohnnyWalker
    Sep 17, 2005
    2
    Does this drippy Marc Bolan plagiarist release an album every other week, do does it just seem like it? The many rock critics grovelling at this drip's feet is surely a sad sign as to the state of music in the zero decade.

Awards & Rankings

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. Ultimately, Cripple Crow is a roughly stitched tapestry; it is rich, varied, wild, irreverent, simple, and utterly joyous to listen to.
  2. What has become increasingly clear is that Devendra Banhart needs an editor.
  3. Less folky and more eclectic than his past work, Crow offers ample evidence of growth in Banhart’s range as both a performer and a songwriter.