Blood Money (Tom Waits album)

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Blood Money
Tom Waits-Blood Money.jpg
Studio album by Tom Waits
Released May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
Genre Jazz, cabaret
Length 42:11
Label Anti
Producer Kathleen Brennan
Tom Waits
Tom Waits chronology
Mule Variations
(1999)Mule Variations1999
Blood Money
(2002)
Alice
(2002)Alice2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A−[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 7/10[11]

Blood Money is an album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label.

The album contains songs written for the play Woyzeck, based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice, both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.

The song "God's Away on Business" is featured in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005).

The song "Misery is the River of the World" is featured in the X-Files episode "Babylon" which aired on February 16, 2016.

This album ranked at #18 in Metacritic's Top 30 albums of 2002.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

  1. "Misery Is the River of the World" – 4:25
  2. "Everything Goes to Hell" – 3:45
  3. "Coney Island Baby" – 4:02
  4. "All the World Is Green" – 4:36
  5. "God's Away on Business" – 2:59
  6. "Another Man's Vine" – 2:28
  7. "Knife Chase" – 2:26 (Instrumental)
  8. "Lullaby" – 2:09
  9. "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" – 3:41
  10. "The Part You Throw Away" – 4:22
  11. "Woe" – 1:20
  12. "Calliope" – 1:59 (Instrumental)
  13. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" – 3:57

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[13] 25
Austrian Top 40[14] 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[15] 8
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[16] 33
Danish Albums Chart[17] 2
Dutch Top 100[18] 21
Finnish Albums Chart[19] 35
French SNEP Albums Chart[20] 36
German Albums Chart[21] 9
Irish Albums Chart[22] 4
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[23] 6
Norwegian Albums Chart[24] 4
Swedish Albums Chart[25] 12
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[26] 25
UK Albums Chart[27] 21
US Billboard 200[28] 32
US Billboard Independent Albums[28] 2
US Billboard Internet Albums[28] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Blood Money by Tom Waits". Metacritic. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Blood Money – Tom Waits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Drafts for Rhapsody, 2007". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blood Money / Alice". Entertainment Weekly. May 10, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ Costa, Maddy (May 3, 2002). "We're all mad here". The Guardian. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ Cromelin, Richard (May 5, 2002). "The Rasp Man Goes Operatic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ McNamee, Paul (May 18, 2002). "Waits, Tom : Blood Money". NME. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bowers, William (May 13, 2002). "Tom Waits: 'Alice' and 'Blood Money'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tom Waits: Blood Money". Q (190): 114. May 2002. 
  10. ^ Fricke, David (April 25, 2002). "Blood Money". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ Milner, Greg (June 2002). "Nowhere Men". Spin. 18 (6): 109. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  12. ^ The 30 Best-Reviewed Albums of the Year
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