Leah Greenblatt
October 01, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Devendra Banhart
genre
Folk

We gave it a B+

Devendra Banhart’s photogenic turn as the hirsute, guylinered face of the freak-folk movement (see also: Bat for Lashes, Joanna Newsom) has nearly subsumed his spotty musical output. Until now. On Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, the Texas-born, Venezuela-raised artist abandons some of his hairy-faerie affectations for a sprawling collection of psych-rock gems, sweet Spanish ditties, and ambitious sonic experiments. At 72 minutes, his fifth release is too long and needlessly precious at times. Still, it’s gratifying to know he’s capable of more than just looking really cool in an embroidered headband. B+
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