Soft Money (album)

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Soft Money
Studio album by Jel
Released February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 40:16
Label Anticon
Producer Jel
Jel chronology
10 Seconds
(2002)10 Seconds2002
Soft Money
Late Pass
(2013)Late Pass2013
Singles from Soft Money
  1. "WMD / All Around"
    Released: January 16, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! mixed[3]
Pitchfork 6.0/10[4]
SF Weekly favorable[5]
Stylus Magazine C+[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[7]

Soft Money is the second studio album by American hip hop artist Jel. It was released on Anticon in 2006. It includes contributions from Odd Nosdam, Pedestrian, Stefanie Böhm, and Wise Intelligent. The artwork was provided by Adam Drucker and Erin Perry.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Soft Money received an average score of 67% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[1]

Brian Howe of Pitchfork gave the album a 6.0 out of 10, describing it as "a murky palimpsest of disembodied samples and dirty beats, incantatory rhymes and live instrumentation, leftist rhetoric and absurdist non sequiturs, breathy female vocals and ephemeral melodies".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "To Buy a Car" 2:55
2. "All Day Breakfast" (with Yoni Wolf on piano and synthesizer and Josiah Wolf on bass guitar) 4:18
3. "No Solution" (with Andrew Broder on guitar, Dosh on rhodes and sampler, and Alexander Kort on cello) 3:37
4. "All Around" (with Stefanie Böhm on words, vocals, and guitar and Harvey Salters on synthesizer) 3:21
5. "Thrashin" 4:03
6. "Sweet Cream in It" 2:16
7. "Soft Money, Dry Bones" (with Stefanie Böhm on vocals and Pedestrian on words) 3:39
8. "Know You Don't" (with Harvey Salters on keyboards and Odd Nosdam on drones) 3:34
9. "WMD" (with Wise Intelligent on words and raps) 4:36
10. "Mislead" 1:56
11. "Nice Last" 4:25
12. "Chipmunk Technique" 1:36


  1. ^ a b c "Soft Money by Jel". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Soft Money - Jel". AllMusic. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (March 1, 2006). "Jel - Soft Money". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Howe, Brian (May 9, 2006). "Jel: Soft Money". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dahlen, Chris (February 1, 2006). "Jel - Soft Money". SF Weekly. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ Macdonald, Cameron (February 28, 2006). "Jel - Soft Money". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ranta, Alan. "Jel - Soft Money". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 

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