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Old Money is a studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López released by Stones Throw Records in November 2008, and is the musician's first album on that label.[8] Rodríguez-López explained that the album is "loosely based on the concept of exploitative industrialists and, well, their old money."[9] Stones Throw Records released the vinyl version of the album on February 6, 2009.

Old Money
Old Money (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 2008
Recorded2005 - 2006
GenreExperimental rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, funk rock
Length45:25
LabelStones Throw Records
ProducerOmar Rodríguez-López
Omar Rodríguez-López solo chronology
Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead
(2008)
Old Money
(2008)
Megaritual
(2009)
Omar Rodríguez-López chronology
The Bedlam in Goliath
(2008)
Old Money
(2008)
Octahedron
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack(favorable)[2]
Drowned in Sound(6/10)[3]
The Skinny3/5 stars[4]
Paste(75/100)[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes4.5/5 stars[7]

Rodriguez-Lopez has hinted that this record was a potential follow up to the 2006 The Mars Volta studio album Amputechture until he changed his musical direction.[10]

Review aggregate site Metacritic calculates a score of 70/100 for the album, but erroneously referred to it as "The debut album for the Mars Volta guitarist".[11]

In the song "I Like Rockefellers' First Two Albums, But After That...", there is a dialog from the movie El Topo, from Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Power of Myth" – 5:29
  2. "How to Bill the Bilderberg Group" – 3:27
  3. "Population Council's Wet Dream" – 6:17
  4. "Private Fortunes" – 4:12
  5. "Trilateral Commission as Dinner Guests" – 4:51
  6. "1921" – 1:35
  7. "Family War Funding (Love Those Rothschilds)" – 3:55
  8. "Vipers in the Bosom" – 1:49
  9. "I Like the Rockefellers' First Two Albums, But After That..." – 4:31
  10. "Old Money" – 9:18

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format
United States November 10, 2008 Stones Throw Records MP3
United States November 21, 2008 Stones Throw Records CD
United Kingdom January 26, 2009 Pinnacle CD
United States January 27, 2009 Stones Throw Records CD (wide release)
United States February 6, 2009 Stones Throw Records LP

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CHARTattack review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ The Skinny review
  5. ^ Paste review
  6. ^ PopMatters review
  7. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  8. ^ Stones Throw Online Store
  9. ^ "Omar Rodriguez Lopez releases Old Money on Stones Throw | Stones Throw Records". Stonesthrow.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  10. ^ Stones Throw Records Website
  11. ^ "Old Money Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2012-03-04.