Cripple Crow

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36

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  1. madsl
    Nov 29, 2005
    4
    To me this is one of the major disappointments of 2005! Rejoicing was a fantastically freakish album but this is just hippy crap most of the way...where have all the folk mysticism and backwoods authenticity gone?
  2. SallyR
    Sep 14, 2005
    4
    I'm starting to suspect that Devendra is a hoax. He probably drives an SUV. He's basically just Donovan without the hooks, voice, or naivety. A self-conscious, over-calculated pin-up for a forced "indie" trend where utter mediocrity is being marketed as inspiration for a post-911 longing for the romanticism of the 60's. College kids should seriously watch out. Devendra I'm starting to suspect that Devendra is a hoax. He probably drives an SUV. He's basically just Donovan without the hooks, voice, or naivety. A self-conscious, over-calculated pin-up for a forced "indie" trend where utter mediocrity is being marketed as inspiration for a post-911 longing for the romanticism of the 60's. College kids should seriously watch out. Devendra might just be the man in sheep's clothing- be it a dashiki or sandals or whatever. Expand
  3. WalterE
    Sep 14, 2005
    6
    Very strange, sometimes silly Hippie-stuff, missing the intimacy and the directness of the first album.

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.