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  • Niño Rojo (2004)
    1. Wake Up, Little Sparrow
    2. Ay Mama
    3. We All Know
    4. Little Yellow Spider
    5. A Ribbon
    6. At the Hop
    7. My Ships
    8. Noah
    9. Sister
    10. Water May Walk
    11. Horseheadedfleshwizard
    12. An Island
    13. Be Kind
    14. Owl Eyes
    15. The Good Red Road
    16. Electric Heart

  • Rejoicing in the Hands (2004)
    1. This is the Way
    2. A Sight to Behold
    3. The Body Breaks
    4. Poughkeepsie
    5. Dogs They Make Up the Dark
    6. Will Is My Friend
    7. This Beard Is for Siobhan
    8. See Saw
    9. Tit Smoking in the Temple of Artesan Mimicry
    10. Rejoicing in the Hands
    11. Fall
    12. Todo Los Dolores
    13. When the Sun Shone on Vetiver
    14. There Was Sun
    15. Insect Eyes
    16. Autumn's Child

    Rejoicing in The Hands is the second LP from Devendra Banhart, released on May 4 2004 on Young God records. It marked Banhart's first rise into the indie listening community as he became a poster boy for the so-called Freak Folk scene, with this release and his soon-to-follow "Golden Apples of The Sun" compilation; apart from these associations, it was evidently the first time he had access to better production equipment, so he made his first great-sounding artistic statement, easily eclipsing his relatively scatter-shot debut. The record was critically lauded, with many elite publications comparing him to past "oddly-voiced" musical luminaries, even including Bob Dylan. This record is usually very minimal; often, the only instruments are Banhart's voice and acoustic guitar. A few songs feature percussion and other instrumentation, but it's the exception to the rule. However, he has a noticeable but strangely unique mastery of the two instruments mentioned above, so even when he is alone he is able to elicit more musicality than many bands can muster together. His voice is inimitable and distinct, full of unconventional inflections and intonations that he pairs to his equally strange, atypical lyricism. It needs to be heard to be believed, because if one calls it a warble, it is meant in a good way when referring to Banhart. His guitar work is intricate and tuneful, as he plucks an obviously nylon-stringed acoustic to buttress his melodies. The record works well from start to finish, but particular track highlights for this writer (sorry about the first-person here but I'm just trying it out to see if it will be allowed to say) are "A Sight to Behold," "The Body Breaks," "Will Is My Friend," "This Beard Is for Siobhan," "Fall," and the aching, sad album closer "Autumn's Child." As mentioned before, the album performed well against critical reviews, with many publications and critics naming it in "best record of 2004" lists. Read more on Last.fm.

  • Cripple Crow (2005)
    1. Now That I Know
    2. Santa Maria De Feira
    3. Heard Somebody Say
    4. Long Haired Child
    5. Lazy Butterfly
    6. Quedate Luna
    7. Queen Bee
    8. I Feel Just Like a Child [Explicit]
    9. Some People Ride the Wave
    10. The Beatles
    11. Dragonflys
    12. Cripple Crow
    13. Inaniel
    14. Hey Mama Wolf
    15. How's About Tellin a Story
    16. Chinese Children
    17. Sawkill River
    18. I Love That Man
    19. Luna de Margarita
    20. Korean Dogwood
    21. Little Boys
    22. Canela

    Cripple Crow was released on XL Recordings on September 13, 2005. It is the fifth album by psych folk acoustic rocker Devendra Banhart and his first for the label XL Recordings. The cover is reminiscent of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter album covers. All songs written by Devendra Banhart, except where noted. The CD release of this album also includes an MP3 bonus track "White Reggae Troll/Africa". 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. Read more on Last.fm.

  • Mala (2013)
    1. Golden Girls
    2. Daniel
    3. Für Hildegard Von Bingen
    4. Never Seen Such Good Things
    5. Mi Negrita
    6. Your Fine Petting Duck
    7. The Ballad of Keenan Milton
    8. A Gain
    9. Won't You Come Over
    10. Cristobal Risquez
    11. Hatchet Wound
    12. Mala
    13. Won't You Come Home
    14. Taurobolium