Cripple Crow

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Cripple Crow
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow.jpg
Studio album by Devendra Banhart
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre Indie folk, freak folk, psych folk, folk rock, Latin
Length 75:02
Label XL Recordings
Producer Devendra Banhart, Andy Cabic, Noah Georgeson, Thom Monahan
Devendra Banhart chronology
Niño Rojo
(2004)
Cripple Crow
(2005)
Devendra Banhart/Jana Hunter
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Filter (8.6/10)[2]
Magnet (9/10)[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[8]

Cripple Crow is the fifth album by psych 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[9] album cover.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Devendra Banhart, except where noted.

  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 Diaz) – 2:07
  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.

  1. "There's Always Something Happening"
  2. "La Ley"
  3. "Chicken"
  4. "Stewed Bark of an Old Oak Tree"
  5. "La Pastorcita Perdida" (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  6. "Lickety Split"
  7. "Ice Rat"
  8. "White Reggae Troll"

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)[10] 84
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 42
Italian Albums (FIMI)[12] 61
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 69
US Billboard 200[14] 115
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 36
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[16] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cripple Crow at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Cripple Crow". Filter (17): 96. 
  3. ^ "Cripple Crow". Magnet (69): 87. 
  4. ^ "Cripple Crow". Mojo (110). 2005-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Cripple Crow". Q (119). 2005-10-01. 
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ "Cripple Crow". The Guardian. September 2005. 
  9. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/553-cripple-crow/. Retrieved 12 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow" (in French). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Devendra Banhart | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  14. ^ "Devendra Banhart – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Devendra Banhart.
  15. ^ "Devendra Banhart – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Devendra Banhart.
  16. ^ "Devendra Banhart – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Devendra Banhart.