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Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

Nathaniel Merriweather Presents... Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By is the debut studio album by Lovage. It was released by 75 Ark in 2001. It peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[1]

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)
GenreDowntempo, trip hop
Label75 Ark
ProducerDan the Automator
Lovage chronology
Lovage EP
Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By



The album's artwork is an homage to the cover of Serge Gainsbourg's second album.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic     [4]
Blender     [5]
Q     [8]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 66 based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

M.F. DiBella of AllMusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5, saying: "[While Dan the Automator is] quite possibly one of the most accomplished beat processors in the realm of art hip-hop/electronica, his strict-composer approach on this project is occasionally inaccessible and at times unlistenable."[4] Kevin Adickes of Pitchfork gave the album a 4.5 out of 10, saying: "My biggest gripe about Lovage is that it finds a number of clearly talented artists constructing the same song continually without variation."[7] Kylee Swenson of Blender gave the album 3 stars out of 5, saying: "Lovage is music to put ladies in the mood, and it works both as satire and actual make-out fare."[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, and Jennifer Charles, except "Sex (I'm A)" written by John Crawford, David Diamond, and Terri Nunn.

1."Ladies Love Chest Rockwell"1:19
2."Pit Stop (Take Me Home)"3:56
3."Anger Management"4:17
4."Everyone Has a Summer"4:16
5."To Catch a Thief"3:17
6."Lies and Alibis"3:16
7."Herbs, Good Hygiene & Socks"1:55
8."Book of the Month"4:28
10."Strangers on a Train"4:36
11."Lovage (Love That Lovage, Baby)"1:04
12."Sex (I'm A)"6:19
13."Koala's Lament"3:53
14."Tea Time with Maseo"1:38
15."Stroker Ace"4:29
16."Archie & Veronica"6:05
Total length:59:43


Credits adapted from liner notes.


Chart Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[1] 37


  1. ^ a b "Lovage: Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Birtles, Bryan (September 10, 2009). "Sexy album covers". Vue Weekly. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By by Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage". Metacritic. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  4. ^ a b DiBella, M.F. "Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By – Lovage / Nathaniel Merriweather". AllMusic. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Swenson, Kylee (February–March 2002). "Lovage: Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By". Blender (5): 113. Archived from the original on August 20, 2004. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". NME: 36. December 1, 2001.
  7. ^ a b Adickes, Kevin (January 2, 2002). "Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Q (184): 140. November 2001.
  9. ^ Kun, Josh (February 2002). "Nathaniel Merriwheather: Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Spin. 18 (2): 108–09. Retrieved January 21, 2013.

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