Drunk is the third studio album by American musician Thundercat. It was released on February 24, 2017 by Brainfeeder. It features guest appearances from Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Pharrell. It is his first studio album in nearly four years, his last studio album being Apocalypse. Drunk received positive reviews from music critics. A ChopNotSlop remix from OG Ron C, DJ Candlestick, & The Chopstars entitled 'Drank' was released as a special edition purple vinyl record.Wikipedia
Did I just listen to something? Perhaps I'm getting old, but I couldn't engage with this at all. It was just background incidental muzak to me. The musical equivalent of a stock photo.
Yo I'm so happy this album made it onto the list, I love Thundercat and this whole generation of young and talented hip hop/funk/soul infused Jazz musicians surrounding him. He doesn't take himself too seriously, it's fun, it's groovy and it is a very enjoyable listen, for me at least
Cool R&B beats and a jazz/funk fusion. A lot of the tracks reminded me of Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, mixed with some modern hiphop vocals. These influences were confirmed when all of a sudden you hear Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins on "Show You The Way". Highlights: -Uh Uh -Show You The Way -Them Changes
Even Kendrick can't save this version of originality as indecisiveness from sounding like call centre holding music, though credit the band for completing the bad phone audio effect with an abundance of too trebly synths.
I hate it. Seems like it's a joke. Awful.
Nope. Just no.
So good to hear more from the mastermind behind ‘them changes’. I feel sometimes that Jazz fusion artists get complex for the sake of complexity, but Thundercat shows off his musical intelligence in a truly tasteful way
Wonderfully experimental while also very relaxing. This album is almost trancelike and is punctuated by moments that are funny, irreverent, and topical. The features on this album are excellent and diverse. The musicianship on this album is excellent, and the songwriting is eclectic with moments that remind me of stream of consciousness.
Trys so hard to be relatable that it completely falls flat on its own merits. I dislike this singing style as well. Thundercat definitely goes on Reddit
I did it! i made it through this album. Holy Jesus. I think Drink Dat is the only tolerable song, the rest is just not fun. Can't do it.
Enjoyed this a lot!
A beautiful album. Thundercat is THE CAT.
My absolute favorite album of the series (and possibly all time). There were a perfect amount of features and there was not a single bad song. This album represents true black excellence. Love it so much 100/10
Excellent album full of futuristic funk, soul, humor and impressive musicianship.
When I tell you that this hit me at the perfect time, I mean that it was so perfect that I had to hit pause and make sure that the (multiple) Sonic the Hedgehog samples were coming from the music and not the SEGA picross game I was playing at the time, so I might be overrating this one a little. Regardless, Drunk is a real great time, loaded with smooth grooves, outstanding musicianship, and moments of introspection that feel as genuine as the dorky anime/video game shout-outs—which are so prevalent that they feel tied to the record's central theme of killing pain. Hell, throwaway punchlines like "Goku fucking ruined me" almost come across as Thundercat viewing even his non-alcoholic hobbies as potentially destructive; a bit of self-loathing no proper anime fan lives without. The worst thing I can say about this record is that the Pharrell feature is corny as fuck, but what are you gonna do? Pharrell is always corny as fuck. Key tracks: Show You the Way, Them Changes, Drink Dat
Just awful. 1.8/10
I had never heard of this artist or album...but I enjoyed it. Goofy lyrics, my jam.
Expected it to not be that great but wow it really surprised me. All really good. 5 stars easily.
Thundercat dobla, retuerce y hace del jazz y los sonidos electrónicos lo que quiere. No es para todo el mundo, pero sin duda es un gran álbum.
Wow, a piece of real musical craft in the recent years. The best combination of soul and classic r’n’b sound with modern genres that I wasn’t aware of, loved it!
Revisit this for sure!
Simultaneously holding hands with seriousness, sexiness, and silliness, which is quite a feat to behold. Very enjoyable modern fusion, but I wish there was a bit more variety of sound here.
An intergalactic fuck party. Meow. Meow. Meow. Get your tits out and jiggle.
My man if you're going to hit me with 23 tracks you really need something a bit more interesting going on.
Some clear musical talent in there, and occasionally fun to listen to. But he relies too much on being quirky. How does this album feel so dang loooong with all these 2 and 3 minute songs? It should feel like a breeze but it feels tedious instead. Fave songs: Uh Uh, Show You the Way, Jethro
This is a confusing project for me. I'm hit with the thought that it's a singles album which nevertheless flows. That flow isn't particularly satisfying, though, so the only explanation I have is that it's not particularly strong as a project. So far, so mediocre, but the musicianship is deft, and the harmonies might be intricate, just not ear-grabbing-for-me. Thus, my rating doesn't really reflect an opinion, but I may never revisit Drunk. The subject matter is a touch too silly, the vibe a bit too background.
what a fucking piece of crap
I guess the fact that he played with Suicidal Tendencies for many years didn't help him win any stars
Did not care for this album at all.
The silly pickle.
can't listen to it, gives me anxiety
Tough to listen. Definitely just good for an elevator.
Yessssss!!!!!! Sick album, can't believe it's on here 🤙🤙🤙👌 5/5 all day every day
4,7 Zeer nice, moet meer thundercat luisteren. Op to pimp a butterfly was hij al zo goed, ik had het moeten weten. Echt iets dat ik zou opzetten bij de boys, working, vibin’ en zelfs met die van ons. Gewoon top
One of the best of 2017. Such a fun album, especially Tokyo
Buen disco, no conocía nada de esto y me quedó muy buen sabor de boca, "Uh Uh" entre mis favoritas, pero hay varias pistas emocionantes. 9.5/10
Bastante chill al principio y a ratos lo chill se distorsiona para generar un sonido más paranoico, me gustó la verdad. Un buen viaje pues. Jamás le había puesto atención a este bajista, a pesar de que sí he escuchado bastante a Flying Lotus. Mis favs: Blackk, I am Crazy, e Inferno.
What a fantastic piece of art. I listened to this twice in the same day and both times it blew me away. I’m truly astounded with how much I loved this. I’ll definitely keep this in my roster of music I listen to.
New funk/soul/jazz? Really loved this one and have been looking for something like this to add to my rotation.
New Jazz: Funk, Yacht Rock, Soul, techno, humor, realism, sketches, story, ennui, alcoholism, modern introspection, modern vernacular and memes, and every song slaps. 5
What the hell? How did not only this album, but the entire artist get past me so far? Awesome experimental vibes, I'm reminded of Bill Wurtz and Snarky Puppy. I love it! Thank you, 1001albumsgenerator.com!
Heel black power funky singer song writer
I love this album. It's intoxicating (pun intended) and delightfully weird.
Is this the 21st Century successor to Steely Dan? That’s the thought I had when I started listening to this. Really a fascinating album. I don’t know what I liked more: the interesting music or the lyrics... Songs like “Captain Stupido” (‘beat your meat, go to sleep, I think I left my wallet at the club’) explore the routine of daily life. How about a celebration of cats? Check out “A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)” (‘Everybody wants to be a cat, it’s cool to be a cat… meow, meow, meow, meow)’. *swoon* As if the Steely Dan feel wasn’t enough, we get a REAL TREAT in “Show You The Way” (‘Tell ‘em how you feel, Kenny… KENNY LOGGINS’ *clap*clap*clap* ‘Ladies and gentlemen, MICHAEL MCDONALD’ *clap*clap*clap*). “Drink Dat” (‘The night is almost over but we still wanna party, Ain’t no one here sober the weed I’m rollin’s gnarly’) is a great after-party song. Actually the whole album would work well for that setting. There are love songs and topical references for millennials like in “The Turn Down” (‘Oh, ‘cause look at the mess we’ve made, who’s gonna clean it up? Oh my God, where’s Captain Planet?’) and “Tokyo” (‘It was Dragonball Z, a wrist slap bracelet’). The song titles often left me wondering where they came from… I look forward to future listens to unlock more of this album’s secrets! This is a smooth, jazzy, wildly interesting, wonderful album. Loved it SO much. Now that I’m familiar with the music, the submerged album cover has changed from scary to endearing. Man this album spills over with fun! I had no idea anything like this did (or could!) exist in 2017. The lyrics overflow cleverness - I could fill several pages with great quotes. Throw in guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Wiz Khalifa and this is a super cool five star ride. Utterly brilliant!
One of my favourite albums of all time
thundercat is bae
what a cool album 10/10 it’s such a cool privilege getting to hear an album like this just amazing
Love Thundercat. Great vibes, great features, great album
It's sexy, it's groovy, it's Nu Funk. Thundercat has style and skills on bass. Crazy to think he's making this after coming out of suicidal tendancies. Love it.
Now we are talking!
Perfect album. No weak spots, great features, light hearted and serious topics.
Eine Wohltat. Kannte ich nicht namentlich, hatte ihn aber unbekannterweise auf Flying Lotus‘ More bereits gehört. Guter Mann, geile Platte.
Sometimes i'm not in the mood tonlisten to whatever they suggest and just listen to my own shit and then gotta play catch up with the albums i missed. That what i did with Tim Buckley a couple days ago and instead I listened to Thundercat's Drunk cuz its one of my faves and i listen tonit all the time so it was funny to see that Thundercat's Drunk was literally one of the albums i missed when I just happenes to be listening to it anyway. And I'm not even gonna count that listen, imma listen to it again right now cuz its that good.
I love how Thundercat just comes out swinging with his idiosyncratic weirdness. I think it's brave and it feels like he's being really true to himself. He's got a very unique sound as a result. Like an ADHD kid in the gifted program who was raised on jazz and r&b but got into prog and electronic music. He seems to know no boundaries, musically or lyrically. Nothing seems to be off limits. It almost has this confessional feeling to it. Like he's getting a bunch of shit off his chest and being himself perhaps more completely than ever before in this really liberating way. He is a virtuosic bass player, and sometimes leans into that, but it never comes across as showboating or anything - just another part of the wild ride. Speaking of wild, I can't forget to mention how much I love that he got Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald together again on the track "Show You The Way." I have a very special place in my heart for Yacht Rock, and obviously Thundercat does too, so I deeply appreciate that. I feel like a more apt title for this album would be "Insane," cause that's what I keep saying to myself while I listen to it: this is insane... in the best way. Not something I would put on every day but there are some real moments of brilliance here and I have nothing but respect for his ability to create a sound all of his own.
What a wild ride. So good.
This was quite an enjoyable listen! I love the low-fi vibes. Definitely sounds like an experimental album. The laughable tracks are funny and light! Sounds like a mix of commercial songs; you know those funny Old Spice/Dr. Pepper/Geico commercials etc etc. But then he pulls everything back together in songs like Lava Lamp and Jethro.
4.5/5. Kendrick knows a good bassist 👍
Loved this shit. Super weird and irreverent vibe with sick easy beats.
Can't understand the hate in the reviews. Easy 5.
jazzy, smooth, funky
Sometimes I get the idea in my head that I am a relatively cool guy and then I hear an album like this which is dripping with so much coolness that I immediately have to buy a one way ticket to squaresville. Groovy, funny, sexy all in equal turns. I immediately need to hear the rest of the Thudnercat discography.
His a Cat and he lights Thunder. Is he drunk tho? We appreciate the tunes.
A really fantastic surprise. I had no idea what to expect from this album. I loved how varied it was. From jazzy, Bill Wurtz-esque tracks to more traditional hip hop this album has it all and does it all impeccably.
Evocative of all the things 80s but also fresh. I truly enjoyed hearing this, having never heard of the band.
think i left my wallet in the club
Tokyo is a masterpiece Jameels space ride sounds straight out of the 70’s but contemporary at the same time
just straight awesome
Blissful, joyful, stealthy funk. Experimental and easy on the ears…guests like Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald…so fun. Kenderick Lamar can mute.
Review #3 of 1001. Impeccable memes, immaculate vibes, incredible musicianship. Was skeptical of this one going in, but it may be my favorite album so far. Favorite song: Friend Zone
very enjoyable! lots of groovy songs
Such a fun album
I love this one. Listened to it a lot in 2020-2021
Lush and lovely.
Very nice. Is this bill wurtz? Chill vibes pleasant atmosphere, will listen again.
This is weird as hell. And I love it. At one point, I think he's just meowing to a beat. And come on - Michael McDonald AND Kenny Loggins on the same track? It's like if the Weekend had a baby with, well, Kenny Loggins. But not Danger Zone Kenny - no sir. I'm talking Loggins and Messina Kenny. Captain (E)Stupido - 100% the weirdest opening to a song ever. "Still feel weird". Me too, man, me too. Thudercats HO!
I love thundercat
A relaxing album with some good lyrics not all songs are the same but all of them have the same vibes. It's a recent album so it's not that "classic" art, it's more like interpretative but guided art.
Wow, this album was a journey that I am so glad I went on. It covers the whole gamut of mental states that one may go through when drinking, and you can tell it comes from a deeply personal place. While some of the songs in the second half covered situations that I personally do not agree with, they are necessary to fulfilling the album's full scope and mission.
Modern jazz fusion masterpiece.
A sonic masterpiece, I was blessed to hear it for the first time when it came out and i am still surprised at the diversity this album offers. No one can do it like thundercat
Definitely not everyone's cup of tea but I have a pretty strong personal connection to this album, it was one of the soundtracks of college for me, so therefore I love it-- I've also seen Thundercat live and he's incredible!
This is fucking great. Smooth, funky, modern. We'll worth the inclusion on this list.
Genre-agnostic music that can pull off soft-rock and progressive funk, often at the same time.
De las cosas que he escuchado sin conocer nada es quizá el mejor descubrimiento hasta el momento. De entrada es obvio que es un bajista virtuoso, eso es evidente; lo interesante es que no es simplemente el clásico bajista que hace solos complejos y trata de apantallar, de inicio trae los sonidos de jazz, electrofunk y soul que suenan a 70s y 80s y les imparte una leve ironia... un tono de humor pero tomados en serio, realmente haciendo homenaje a esos estilos. En las canciones se siente una personalidad fuerte y un sentido del humor absurdo. La originalidad suda de todas las canciones, sea en Tokyo hablando de cómo gastó su dinero en anime, obsesionado con Dragon Ball y cómo "Goku ruined me" o Captain Stupido hablando de un flujo de consciencia sobre cómo quizá dejo su cartera en el bar, Friend Zone en donde en lugar de tratar de hablar de cómo buscaría a la que lo friendzoneo termina hablando de cómo juega Mortal Kombat y Diablo o Fan's Mail hablando de qué se siente ser un gato y miau-miau-miau por todos lados... todas las canciones son deliciosamente extrañas. Por otro lado sí encontramos algunas ideas más serias desde una reflexión sobre la tecnología y el vivir online a baladas emocionales y que se sienten personales. La música es virtuosa y original, las letras entretenidas y divertidas. Tiene un detalle y es que su voz no tiene rango y solo tiene un tono; después de una hora de su falsetto es entendible si a alguien le parece cansado. De los invitados Kendrick Lamar suena bien, Whiz Khalifa suena mal y Pharrell Williams no se siente como si añadiera nada a su canción. A pesar de sentirse un poco largo por lo mencionado de su voz es muy interesante descubrimiento, buscaré más de él a ver qué tal son sus otros discos.
This wasn't what I thought it would be and I think the title of the album "Drunk" seems appropriate. The song writing is ridiculous but also hilarious and somehow it remains musically interesting and engaging. I like the diversity of this bands musical style.
Funky and smooth. And Loggins and McDonald.
Musically compelling, though some songs are slow and his vocals get tiring in certain places. 8
Highlights: Them Changes, Tokyo, Show You The Way, Captain Stupido Lowlight: Walk On By What the...is this Bill Wurtz? Anyways, it's silly and fun, jazz-fusion-y...thing. Just like BW, but with a much fouler mouth and a lot more warble-synths, and plenty of meme-worthy lines ("Still feel weird...beat your meat, go to sleep") and humor all around. Allowing Spotify to continue playing suggestions also introduced me to other unique acts such as Little Dragon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
One long, fantastic song. Like if Bill Wurtz was slightly more commercial.
7/10. Pretty good I guess, might want to give it a relisten without talking over it
Boozy and loose, very listenable