Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. it's great to hear Banhart playing outside of type, and the swagger and muscle occasionally at work suit him surprisingly well.
  2. At 72 minutes, his fifth release is too long and needlessly precious at times. [28 Sep 2007, p.106]
  3. Smokey Rolls down Thunder Canyon may be his best so far.
  4. The consistently laudable performances and production of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon make for something that appears effortless and remains engaging throughout its 70-plus-minute runtime.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Apr 14, 2013
    7
    After "Cripple Crow", Devendra takes the inevitable turn into psychedelic rock and it certainly is a hard turn. For those who endure, however,After "Cripple Crow", Devendra takes the inevitable turn into psychedelic rock and it certainly is a hard turn. For those who endure, however, the satisfaction is the greatest. All in all, a fine album that bridges the change from "Rejoicing In The Hands" (which was kinda trippy already) to "What Will We Be". Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2011
    6
    Feels a bit directionless and seems to be an experiment. The songs don't really fit as a whole- Lover is a fabulous song, but is completelyFeels a bit directionless and seems to be an experiment. The songs don't really fit as a whole- Lover is a fabulous song, but is completely out of place. Individually, all the songs are great, especially the salient Shabop Shalom and the playful Tonada Yanomanista, but as a collective, it's a bit jolty and uncertain. Full Review »
  3. Gus
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Amazing.