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What Will We Be [+digital booklet]

26 Oct 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 23 Oct 2009
  • Release Date: 23 Oct 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2009 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 50:12
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  • ASIN: B002URARKE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,030 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Frew on 29 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
I first started listening to Devendra Banhart with the release of Nino Rojo and loved its simplicity, the beautiful three minute folk songs of At the Hop, We all know and Be kind. However in the next two albums Cripple Crow and Smokey Rolls down Thunder Canyon the songs (and whole albums) became longer and longer. This seems to have gone hand in hand with Noah Georgesons control as producer. Now however What will we be comes along with so much more focus, beautiful melodies and thoughtful production its almost like all the wishy washy previous material has been washed clean. All in all a great work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bethnoir on 1 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Devendra Banhart's new album is not a radical departure from his previous releases, but there is progression. He retains the warm folky feel, the playful, yet thoughtful lyrics, the charming delivery and Spanish language on some tracks, all good things, as far as I'm concerned. I think change is in attitude, it's visible in the confidence this record displays, he sounds like a man who knows, musically and in life, what he wants and is on his way to getting there. More focussed than the last album, and better for it, I love the fun and the laid back vibe. Honestly, I don't think it will change any body's world, but it will make it a much more enjoyable place to be. The man is charm personified. I particularly recommend 'Rats' and the single 'Baby'.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Cloud Commission on 14 Nov 2009
Format: MP3 Download
I'm a big fan of DB, have been for about 4 years, and love everything all the way back to the Black Babies EP and his best album in my opinion, Oh Me Oh My. Something happened when Cripple Crow came out. He got a band... that and the sound started getting cleaner. I know its all horse for courses but if you're drawn to DB for his beautifully sparse warbling vocals, oblique lyrical content and lo-fi recording quality, shop for earlier stuff. I know this album, and its predecessor, Smokey Rolls Down the Canyon will have their supporters... but not for me. I was once (or twice) quoted as saying "if I were to be left with no music save for that of one artist, leave me Devendra Banhart and his back catalogue". Now... I'll stick to my guns, but you can have this and the last album back thank you. Now, this may be a grower, I dunno yet... the last wasn't! Its a bit slick production, wishy washy song writing and falling back behind a band for my liking. Get back on your own, on your four track recorder and sing me some proper stories!

All in all, its OK... its 3 stars just cause its DB... but thats not what I expect from a Banhart! Go get the Dent May album instead. My pick of 2009

Take care my lovelies x
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Toby Staunton on 28 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
Mr Banhart has. been releasing albums to varying success since 2002. The track that originally drew my intention to the band was 2005's `Heard Somebody Say' with its overtly political and downcast mood. It was none the less a triumph for song writing and originality in a year when Fall Out Boy and Hard-Fi were kings. So come 2009 does Devendra Banhart still manage to stand alone in sound and character? To a certain extent yes. Though this year we have seen the gradual increase in folk influenced music from bands like Mumford and Son and Noah and the Whale there is still a unique character to Devendra Banhart's music. It's psychedelic and charming.

The album starts gently like the pleasant ring of the end of summer. `Angelika' then is a warm and gently bouncing track lead by jazzy piano line and Devendra's reverberating voice. Recent single `Baby' exhibits more warmth and bounce to it. There is also a sense of fun in the song writing here with the use of lyrics like "holy moly" and harmonies in the chorus that sound like the "choo choo train" that Devendra mentions. It is a charming song. The lilting guitars and soft layering of `Goin' Back' show intelligence in the variety of Banhart's song writing early in the album.

`First Song for B' and `Last Song for B' form an interesting combination of sound in put back to back on the album. They both have a mournful feel to them departing from the warmth of the start of the album. Lyrics like "Please destroy me" provide support to this departure. Once you get past the strange name of `Chin Chin & Muck Muck' you are treated to a moment of creativity. The brushed drums and horns in the first section lend a live feel to the recording. This is followed by a more energetic section with a greater sense of fun.
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By Ms. K. E. Watson on 21 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
First saw Devandra on Jules Holland and thought it sounded fresh but also cute so bought this album.This guy is very creative even doing all the artwork on the cover and writing or co writing all the tracks.Each track is very different from the last so you get a huge variety of styles and they are all original sounding.Some of it is really creative and it is good to hear someone like that again.Easy to listen to and the musicians are excellent and enthusiastic.I like this very much-try it-doubt if you will be dissappointed if you like broad spectrum cds
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