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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Mar 15, 2012
    10
    Seems to hit all the right notes and grows on you, maybe not as lyrically accomplished as his other work but his voice sounds best on this album.
  2. JonathanA
    Dec 16, 2004
    10
    This is music that would charm the birds Banhart is a folk legend. He said himself that one day he was thinking a bout singing and discovered that he can sing about anything he wanted. That is what makes his music brilliant.
  3. JamesN
    Apr 15, 2005
    10
    Having recently bought the limited edition release of Nino Rojo and Rejoicing in the Hands i instantly fell in love with Devendra's unusual vocal style. This is the better of the two in my opinion, the songs sound more emotional and heartfelt than on Rejoicing. Songs such as Sister and At The Hop stand out as particularly poinant, as Devendra's lyrics leave the land of Having recently bought the limited edition release of Nino Rojo and Rejoicing in the Hands i instantly fell in love with Devendra's unusual vocal style. This is the better of the two in my opinion, the songs sound more emotional and heartfelt than on Rejoicing. Songs such as Sister and At The Hop stand out as particularly poinant, as Devendra's lyrics leave the land of fairytales and magic mushrooms and become much more personnal. The guitar playing is amazing, managing to be both simple and complex and although the use of chords can be repetitive, the varied melodies of the fingerpicking keep the music intersesting. Definately a must-buy. Expand
  4. ultravisitor
    Jan 12, 2007
    10
    it changed my way of listening to music, and I have been doing it for 25 years and collecting thousands of records, devendra brings us some unexpected freshness, just like the beauty from joanna newsom's work, open up your mind, a new era has started .
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
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  1. Not everyone will want to follow Banhart's cosmic meanderings, but those who take the plunge will find much to feed their head. [Oct 2004, p.133]
  2. Unconventional harmonies and slurred vocals are an acquired taste, and some of the more out-there lyrical moments might bemuse you first time round, but give it a chance.
  3. Like its companion recording, Nino Rojo is about the shared delight of new encounters with music and language and is an adventure in the hearing.