Cripple Crow

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Cripple Crow
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
GenreIndie folk, Latin
Length74:11
LabelXL Recordings
ProducerDevendra Banhart, Andy Cabic, Noah Georgeson, Thom Monahan
Devendra Banhart chronology
Niño Rojo
(2004)
Cripple Crow
(2005)
Devendra Banhart/Jana Hunter
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork8.4/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
SpinC+[11]

Cripple Crow is the fifth album by psychedelic folk acoustic rocker Devendra Banhart released on September 13, 2005 on XL Recordings. It his first release on the label XL Recordings. The cover is reminiscent of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band[8] album cover.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Devendra Banhart, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Now That I Know" 4:53
2."Santa Maria da Feira" 4:35
3."Heard Somebody Say" 3:20
4."Long Haired Child" 3:45
5."Lazy Butterfly" 4:00
6."Quédate Luna" 3:07
7."Queen Bee" 2:44
8."I Feel Just Like a Child" 4:46
9."Some People Ride the Wave" 2:27
10."The Beatles" 1:44
11."Dragonflys" 0:59
12."Cripple Crow" 5:58
13."Inaniel" 3:43
14."Hey Mama Wolf" 3:52
15."How's About Tellin' a Story" 1:21
16."Chinese Children" 5:17
17."Sawkill River" 1:52
18."I Love That Man" 2:26
19."Luna de Margarita"Simon Diaz2:07
20."Korean Dogwood" 4:02
21."Little Boys" 5:20
22."Canela" 1:53

The CD release of this album also includes an MP3 bonus track "White Reggae Troll/Africa".[citation needed]

Bonus tracks on double LP[edit]

The double LP release of this album includes eight additional tracks, as well as an alternative cover of the normal album cover replaced with photographs of Devendra's own fans.

No.TitleLength
1."There's Always Something Happening"4:58
2."La Ley"1:06
3."Chicken"3:10
4."Stewed Bark of an Old Oak Tree"1:38
5."La Pastorcita Perdida" ((Atahualpa Yupanqui))4:22
6."Lickety Split"1:31
7."Ice Rat"2:03
8."White Reggae Troll"9:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Devendra Banhart – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, producer, mixing, album art direction
  • Emma O'Donnell – fiddle
  • Gus – dog
  • Andy Cabic – producer
  • Noah Georgeson – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Thom Monahan – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Galen Pehrson – album art
  • Alissa Anderson – album art
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 84
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 42
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 61
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 69
US Billboard 200[16] 115
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 36
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[18] 11

The album sold 47,000 copies in the US.[19] The album has also received an Impala award for 30,000+ copies in Europe.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Cripple Crow by Devendra Banhart". Metacritic. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Cripple Crow – Devendra Banhart". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Dombal, Ryan (September 16, 2005). "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". Entertainment Weekly: 85.
  4. ^ Simmons, Sylvie (September 16, 2005). "Devendra Banhart, Cripple Crow". The Guardian. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Cromelin, Richard (October 9, 2005). "Folkie offers more access, less excess". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". Mojo (143): 110. October 2005.
  7. ^ Budgen, Simon Hayes (September 19, 2005). "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". NME. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Stosuy, Brandon (September 12, 2005). "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  9. ^ "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". Q (233): 119. October 2005.
  10. ^ Hoard, Christian (September 22, 2005). "Cripple Crow". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  11. ^ Catucci, Nick (September 2005). "Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow". Spin. 21 (9): 104. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow" (in French). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Devendra Banhart | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  16. ^ "Devendra Banhart Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Devendra Banhart Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Devendra Banhart Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (15 September 2007). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 8 June 2018 – via Google Books.
  20. ^ "2006 January-April results : Impala European Music Sales award successes" (PDF). Impalamusic.org. Retrieved 9 June 2018.