Old Money (album)

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Old Money
Old Money (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López
Released November 10, 2008
Recorded 2005 - 2006
Genre Experimental rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, funk rock
Length 45:25
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Omar Rodríguez-López
Omar Rodríguez-López solo chronology
Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead
(2008) Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead2008
Old Money
(2008) Old Money2008
Megaritual
(2009) Megaritual2009
Omar Rodríguez-López chronology
The Bedlam in Goliath
(2008) The Bedlam in Goliath2008
Old Money
(2008) Old Money2008
Octahedron
(2009) Octahedron2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack (favorable)[2]
Drowned in Sound (6/10)[3]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[4]
Paste (75/100)[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[7]
highlandernews.org 4.5/5 stars[8]

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.[9] Rodríguez-López explained that the album is "loosely based on the concept of exploitative industrialists and, well, their old money."[10] Stones Throw Records released the vinyl version of the album on February 6, 2009.

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.[11] Many songs share similarities with previous Mars Volta live jams.[citation needed]

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".[12]

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 listing[edit]

  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 history[edit]

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

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