Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By - Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage
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  • Summary: "Nathaniel Merriweather" is merely the latest incarnation of producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, best known for his work with Dr. Octagon and the Gorillaz. Merriweather was last seen on 1999's Handsome Boy Modeling School debut, and here he is joined in his new band, Lovage, by Kid Koala, Damon Albarn, Prince Paul, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and the Elysian Fields' Jennifer Charles, among others. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
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  1. Coy, genail and funny... a potent antidote to the usual chill-out porridge. [#184, p.140]
  2. Terrific baby-making music for the irony-inclined.
  3. Those of you who choose to get in on the ground floor of this superlative venture they call Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By will not be disappointed.
  4. While Nakamura 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.
  5. As an EP, the premise of Lovage would flourish.
  6. 60
    Works both as satire and actual make-out fare. [Feb/Mar 2002, p.113]
  7. Not even the added muscle of playaz like Kid Koala, Afrika Bambaataa, Plug 3, Prince Paul and Mike Patton manage to lift this album above the low level pastiche it seems happy to be.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. LilithS
    Jan 17, 2004
    Excellent...orgasmic...what else!
  2. JamesM.
    Sep 19, 2002
    just perfect, no other word can describe mike patton and jennifer charles' music together
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    A lot of cool smooth sampling from the 60's 70's that transform good songs into a great classic album. I give 10 for less than 1 out of 100 records that I own. Nothing else from Nakamura or Patton come close to this IMO.

    The only other "sampling" album that I give at 10 is The Avalanches "Since I left You"
  4. TheaSasseen
    Dec 3, 2005
    love it...
  5. KeithW
    Dec 5, 2005
    The only down side to the album are the three skit like tracks. The instrumentation is excellent and the vocals are suppurb.
  6. TurkRocks
    Nov 15, 2006
    Well HELLO THERE! This is an album I have not heard of until tonight. Wow! Nice work again! Never seem to stop astounding me! Gorillaz - Original, beautiful, wonderful Expand
  7. KalebA.
    Aug 24, 2002
    this album totally captivates the pure form that is mike patton. jennifer charles' vocals along with nakamura and patton's musical int. makes this album a must...... Expand

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