What Will We Be

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What Will We Be
Studio album by Devendra Banhart
Released October 27, 2009
Genre Folk, freak folk, naturalismo
Length 50:31
Label Reprise
Producer Paul Butler, Devendra Banhart
Devendra Banhart chronology
Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
(2007)
What Will We Be
(2009)
Mala
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (A-)[2]
Drowned In Sound (4/10)[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (4.0/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[8]
Uncut 3/5 stars[9]

What Will We Be is Devendra Banhart's seventh studio album released on October 27, 2009, on Warner Bros. Records.[10] The album was co-produced by Banhart and Paul Butler from A Band of Bees. Rejoining Banhart are old band mates Noah Georgeson, Greg Rogove, Luckey Remington, and Rodrigo Amarante, all of whom worked with him on his previous album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't Help But Smiling" 2:24
  2. "Angelika" 3:23
  3. "Baby" 3:06
  4. "Goin' Back" 3:44
  5. "First Song for B" 3:00
  6. "Last Song for B" 3:02
  7. "Chin Chin & Muck Muck" 5:25
  8. "16th & Valencia, Roxy Music" 3:00
  9. "Rats" 5:08
  10. "Maria Lionza" 5:51
  11. "Brindo" 3:42
  12. "Meet Me at Lookout Point" 3:40
  13. "Walilamdzi" 2:11
  14. "Foolin'" 2:43
  15. "Welcome to the Island" (Bonus Track) 2:47
  16. "Pray for the Other Person's Happiness" (Bonus Track) 3:44

Chart performance[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[11] 116
UK Albums Chart[12] 109
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 139
U.S. Folk Albums[13] 8
U.S. Top Heatseekers[13] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Review: What Will We Be". Allmusic. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ Bevan, David. (October 27, 2009) The A.V. Club review. Avclub.com.
  3. ^ Heller, Josh. (November 12, 2009) Drowned In Sound review. Drownedinsound.com.
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review. Latimesblogs.latimes.com (October 26, 2009).
  5. ^ PopMatters review. Popmatters.com.
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review. Pitchfork.com (October 30, 2009).
  7. ^ Fricke, David. "What Will We Be: Devendra Banhart: Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ Wood, Mikael. (October 10, 2009) Spin review. Spin.com.
  9. ^ Uncut review. Uncut.co.uk.
  10. ^ Devendra Banhart's ''What Will We Be'' Album Info. Stereogum.com (July 31, 2009).
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK – Chart Coverage and Record Sales 2009 and Special Single-File Version". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  13. ^ a b c "Devendra Banhart". Billboard. Retrieved 17 April 2013.