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.
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.
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
Nope. Just no.
I hate it. Seems like it's a joke. Awful.
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
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
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.
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.
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
An intergalactic fuck party. Meow. Meow. Meow. Get your tits out and jiggle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
8/10. I loved the sounds of this but I don’t think it worked all that well as an album
This guy is bloody cool. I have only ever heard a few songs, but this album was super interesting. Funk/Soul/Jazzy R&B vibes. Incredible musician, though lyrics are pretty ridiculous. Them Changes is a huge track and really enjoyed the rest of the album for the most part.
He's no Snarf is he?
Panthro was the best Thundercat in my opinion. Most people I speak to about this tend to disagree. I once sparked a mass brawl by quoting Panthro for a whole hour whilst at a Lion-O gig. Those Lion-O fans are such dickheads. Just using his goal and assist stats to say he's the best, whereas Panthro controls the possession and dictates the game. They need to actually sit down and watch the Thundrcats on the battlefield as opposed to just looking at XG.
The bass on Uh Uh is an excellent example of how well Mr. T-Cat knows how to play that bad boy. He plays a six string bass and moves his left hand up and down the neck with the ease a virtuoso four string player has. Doing so with the extra strings allows a much higher range of notes than regular bass (Duh) but this must be tricky with a six stringer since bass strings are much thicker so the neck of the guitar also needs to be thicker, which means his fingers really need to "stretch" to hit all the range of notes. What is completely insane is that he also plays barre chords on the bass. I've never seen another bass player do this. Many iconic rock and roll bands (e.g. The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience and Led Zep) produced all the sound that was needed with three people playing instruments. This album confirms three is enough, albeit with piano substituted for the regular 6 string guitar in rock and roll. It's bizarre that the title song is not a single and is buried at slot 21 of a 23 song album. I did get a chuckle that the second song following it was DUI. To be sure, this album has its ups and downs. I listened to it two times back to back and some of it did wear on me. The virtuoso six string bass playing gets +1.
This is so good.
Will definitely be revisiting! Very fresh sound
Love the spacey psychedelia of this guy. Them changes was my favourite track of <insert year here>.
Alt-R&B. Strong base tracks with synth and vocals that gets your head grooving. Good collaborations with Lamar, Khalifa, McDonald (Dooby Bros, Steely Dan), Loggins, and Pharrell. First few tracks have lots of (too much?) energy and mellows out; album gets better the deeper you get into it.
Good album, short songs Interesting sound 4/5
I feel weird Comb your beard, brush your teeth Still feel weird Beat your meat, go to sleep - goated Jethro is prachtig kenny loggins, Kendrick Lamar en pharrell features meer heb je niet nodig...of mss nog wel een heerlijke Wiz khalifa feature. tokyo - genieten, zingt zoals sk8er boy maar dan over anime. Prachtig rustig album maar toch zowat all over the place. zeker iets dat ik nog vaak in mijn leven ga beluisteren maar een echte must listen is het nog niet imo. Maar vraag dit over 5 jaar nog eens. We gaan nog veel prachtige dingen horen van Thundercat.
Not what I expected. I was familiar with Thundercat the virtuoso, but I didn't know about Thundercat the goofball. Fun stuff that I should have checked out earlier.
Wow that was way newer than expected. Love it. I’ve had that as a fave for a while, but I don’t think I’ve listened to it end-to-end. Awesome.
Nice to have this come up, wanted to listen to ThunderCat for a while. Generally a cool vibe, but got a bit samey, needed the collaborations to differentiate the tracks.
Wow un vraiment bon album avec plusieurs style. Kendrix, funk etc. J’ai aime 4.25
2017: Show You The Way, Walk On By, Friend Zone, Them Changes
Well now, THAT was interesting! What a bass player. I mean, wow. Some beautiful homages to Motown and similar R&B greatness yet very much in his own voice and style. Some super-cool grooves, and some fascinating bass and melody lines. Really nice.
Soft 4 stars. Interesting music and I feel like I would return to this album, but it fits me best as background music
Experimental, very interesting.
Recommend good headphones and dedicated listening.
Very nice album. Love the vibe and energy and jazz influences. Some bangers.
Love this album. Stellar instrumentals with funny lyrics. Surprise Kendrick. Honestly all the features are great. Lara says "I didn't get a chance to appreciate all the lyrics but I enjoyed all the melodies".
A surprisingly pleasing album to listen to. Did not think I would like this at first glance, but I enjoyed the laid back jazz sound and soothing singing voice. What a strange group of guest singers though!
You can hear an apparent George Duke influence on this album.
Fun, j a bit silly and scattered for me, but them changes is great
ЧТО: Четвёртый лонгплей и третий студийный альбом Стивена Ли Бруннера, более известного под псевдонимом Thundercat. Интересный и крайне важный, в том числе для моего личного музыкального вкуса, альбом великого басиста и мастера фриковатых образов. КАКОЙ: На пластинке встречаются типичные для Thundercat элементы: глубокий проработанный бас, обильное использование живых инструментов, нестандартная структура песен и так далее. Альбом вдохновлён джазом и фьюжном 1970-х. Широкий набор инструментов, отход от типичных ритмических структур, атмосфера странности и неформальности - все это стало неотъемлемой частью стиля Thundercat. Музыка получилась довольно сентиментальной. В отличие от двух предыдущих студийных альбомов, которые в некотором смысле «исследуют» смерть и являются переработанными и отрефлексированными чувствами Ли Бруннера по поводу гибели своего друга, пианиста, композитора и частого коллаборатора - Остина Пералты, Drunk более ориентирован на то, как продолжать жить и ограничивать самокопания. О ЧЕМ: Альбом в целом довольно лиричен. Значительное влияние на тексты, как я упоминал выше, оказала смерть друга Thundercat - Остина Пералты в 2012 году (вероятнее всего от передозировки наркотиков и алкоголя, что важно, но об этом ниже). На Drunk Бруннер, используя своё мастерство применения обыденной, но точной и глубокой лирики, рассказывает слушателю, как он сам переживал утрату и заново учился жить в ладу с самим собой. Зачастую Thundercat работает в своём образе фриковатого, забавного человека с трагичной судьбой, использующего странность и юмор в качестве механизмов защиты. Хотя любое описание в данном случае выглядит неполно, и полноценно выразить словами многоуровневый эмоциональный фон артиста-творца проблематично. Важной темой текстов на Drunk является беспредел полицейских по отношению к чёрному населению Америки и проблема расизма в целом. Thundercat часто поднимает проблемы жизни чернокожего человека в США и безопасности (читай «небезопасности») чёрного коммьюнити. В этих моментах на альбоме появляется агрессия и гнев, редкие для данной работы в целом. Название альбома может обозначать самый распространённый способ «решения проблем» - опьянение. Люди зачастую «запивают» трагические события своей жизни, попадают в зависимость и в конце концов оказываются на дне бутылки (и в кругу «лишних» членов общества, что окончательно уничтожает душу). И с первых же песен Thundercat говорит слушателям, что справится с горем можно, для этого надо продолжать жить обычной жизнью. ИТОГ: Самоутверждающая пластинка от одного из главных джаз-фьюжн артистов современности. Противоречивая (местами трогательная, местами агрессивная), как и все гениальное, работа от опытного музыканта, который знал, что и как нужно делать. Альбом выглядит как «желанный ребёнок» и получился, вероятно, таким, каким Стивен Бруннер a.k.a. Thundercat и хотел его создать. Это может вызывать только приятные эмоции, что может также быть частью творческого замысла такого влиятельного и значимого не побоюсь этого слова культурного явления, как альбом Drunk. ЛУЧШИЕ ПЕСНИ: Трудно выделить. С Кендриком хорошая. Мне ещё нравятся Jameel’s Space Ride и Friend Zone. Нельзя не отметить и Them Changes.
Funky as hell, great background music
really cool album, didn't vibe with all of it but when i did [banderas meme]
Almost a 5 but it is slightly too long
Really good at what it does. It's just not for me.
Erg funky, goeie bassist, en leuke samenwerkingen. speciale hoes wel
Frantic, frenetic, smooth, vibey. I'm going to bet Matt gave this a 4, and Ashton a 3. I'm going with Matt here, 4. It's a great album, but not perfect.
Oh yea! Uh Uh is a breakneck bass odyssey. Tokyo is funny. Friend zone is a huge lazy neon groove. The lyrics are so discrete. DUI is the shambling, triumphant and just weird af ending to a real trip of an album.
Whoa, here's one I know pretty well! Love Thundercat, surprised to find one of his albums made this list. He's such a unique bassist and vocalist, definitely worthy of a spot. Maybe not my favorite of his albums but this is a really cool one. I love how many tracks it is, but the average length is pretty short. It's got some classic tracks from him too, like Them Changes and Friend Zone. It's weird trying to write my thoughts on a Thundercat album, especially in the context of 1001 albums to hear before I die. But yeah, this one is fantastic. Favorite tracks: Most of the tracklist, but Them Changes, Friend Zone, Show You the Way. Album art: Absolutely love this one. Too soon to call it iconic, but it's one of the most memorable of the last few years for me. 4.5/5
Now this was a pleasant surprise. I've only become a Thundercat fan a few years ago when his newest album came out. I was always facinated with this one as well because of that album cover. He is something else. The jazz mixed with an almost freestyle storytelling that is for a younger audience, talking about anime and mortal kombat. Really enjoyed this one!
Bijzonder album. Ik vind het wel goed!
Previously heard Them Changes but never listened to the full album. My mistake. This is fun!
Pretty interesting songs. Not really that great but I did know at least one before listening. Probably will revisit at some point.
Lækkert, vild bas, rnb, sjovt
God baz. Rigtig godt album, men den svinger sig lige netop ikke helt op på 5
Gott mys! Riktig bashjälte, Thundercat, men jag personligen hade kunnat leva med några låtar med lite mer fart i
Toppen rakt igenom. Allt håller jättehög nivå, jättekul lyssning. Känns väldigt fräscht! Roliga, välproducerade och väl utförda låtar!
4.1 + A black man who wears multi-colored dreads, plays 6-string bass and sings in a thin falsetto about space travel, cats and video games, is going to confuse some folks. But Thundercat's technical prowess allows his playful spirit to bend and transcend genres at will, creating a colorfully goofy soundscape that's a slice of internet pop culture.
4.5/5. This was a very good album. You can tell that he has a lot of musical talent from this album.
The mileage of this album may depend on if you can stomach Thundercat as an artist. I can, so I like this album. Fantastic bassist, too
Bangerz med ostlyrik… 😀👍
Thundercat just does whatever he pleases and I dig it. The lazy vibe musical aesthetic and stream of consciousness lyrics create a mood that could undeniably aggravate the audience but there is something refreshing in an artist just going for their own style without following current trends - if anything, Thundercat harks back to 70s acid jazz and Steely Dan for inspiration. An absorbing listen, a genuine curiosity, elusive and intriguing.
I was just gonna say that this was a delightfully funky and whimsical surprise. And then I went and looked up Thundercat anyway. He's building up quite the list of accolades and guest appearances in the last decade (I seem to recall seeing this and other albums reviewed or on year-end lists), but it was what he did in the prior decade that was more surprising. From 2002-2011, Thundercat was the bassist for the hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. Yep. Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner is clearly an interesting dude with varied interests and influences. On "Drunk," that did shine through. But mostly, "Drunk" was just fun. I might not seek out funk, but when it's done this well I'm happy to listen and bop along.
I always thought Lion-O was kinda douchey, but this really made me laugh (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHml_J1PN9Y). For the record, Panthro was my favorite Thundercat, though this guy might be my second favorite. Anyone that can work with Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Kendrick Lamar deserves respect. The album was on the longer side clocking in at 53 mins., but Drunk kept moving. I'm not much of an R&B fan, but this is far less traditional than what I had expected. Unique repetitions, loops, beats, sounds it was wholly refreshing and was glad to have been turned on to this. Will listen more... Thundercat, hooooooo!
What a weird, wonderful listen.
FUNky!!! This is weird and smooth at the same time. Good album.
Esse álbum é uma viagem. Incrível do início ao fim, toda a influência do r&b, jazz, blues e rock junto com o talento do Thundercat tornam esse um clássico moderno. Eu tinha ouvido pedaços dele mas nunca tinha de fato ouvido a obra como um todo e to apaixonado. Faixas favoritas: Bus in these streets; a fan's mail; jethro; show you the way; friend zone; them changes; 3am; the turn down.
Pretty fun electronic music, couldn't listen to the "E" rated ones since kid was around.
Kinda funky in a good way. Fun vibes.
Funk-soul-jazz... Está bien. Un 4.
Good album, can see why Thundercat’s music is so prominent in Kendrick’s music
Interesting sound that I enjoyed very much!!
Really enjoyed it. Tokyo is a blast. new school jazzy rnb rappy nonsense. +1
So I don't really have a good introduction for this review other than to say that I like the album. From the start, I knew that I'd like the album since it started out so fucking goofy. I hate fart sounds, so I'm glad that they last only 5 seconds instead of the entire album like Encore. The references in this albums are really good. I might be a little biased, but the Johnny Cage reference made me super happy. Whenever artists reference Mortal Kombat, they mostly just reference Liu Kang. Production on this album is super funky, which I think is refreshing. Most album that I've been recommended are just from the 80s with super basic production. Which I don't think is a huge issue with the time it was released in, but I don't that 80s rap is really good. The cover art is meh, best part is the face Thundercat makes Now the album does have some problems, and the first one is the length of the tracks. It sounds like these are just snippets of tracks that haven't been finished yet. I have no idea how long most of the tracks are, but they could easily have been greater if they were a little longer. I have no idea if Thundercat fans have an issue with this so I might just sound like a fucking retard, but it's just weird. I don't really consider this a rap album. Maybe I just didn't listen enough to this album, but it felt like the only rap verse was done by Kendrick Lamar, who was just a feature. Also, why is this album called Drunk? I might just be a retard, but does it have some special meaning in the album. 8/10
I first discovered Thundercat when a friend shared the video for "Them Changes" with me a couple of years ago. I loved the song and the video and honestly have no idea why I never went on to check out the rest of the album that it's from. The album has a good balance of modern and classic sounds. I love the synth and Thundercat's bass playing is really good. The theme seems to be about life's distractions and the subject matter is handled humorously on some tracks and a little less so on others. The McDonald / Loggins track was a nice surprise and the Kendrick Lamar track after was great also. Overall the album has a lot of music packed into just over 50 minutes with most of the tracks clocking in at less than 3 but none of them sounding partially finished. A great album and I look forward to hearing more of his music.
Strange but cool album. Total 70's throwback look and feel except with modern lyrical twists. Dude can slap the bass - case in point, Uh Uh (such pace). His cheeky lyrics really grew on me after multiple listens. Captain Stupido and A Fan's Mail were a little too silly but Tokyo (my favorite on the whole album), Jameel's Space Ride, Friend Zone, and Drunk were just the right amount of funny and observation. Great beats too. Favorites from a musical standpoint were Lava Lamp, Jethro, Blackkk, and Where I'm Going. His collaborations with other artists (Show You the Way), Walk on By, Drink Dat, The Turn Down) were also pretty good. Definitely need to give it a few listens to appreciate it, but it's worth multiple listens.
I was really surprised by this one. I knew of Thundercat from different things, he was (of all things) in the Book of Boba Fett. This album reminded me a LOT of the first couple of Frank Zappa albums of Frank Zappa, and Mike Keneally's "hat" album. It was very collage-like. The songs had that 60s Zappa-like feel too, which is always a plus for me. I liked the guest stars, and I keep meaning to check out "To Pimp A Butterfly." This gives me more of a reason to do so. So yeah, I really dug the feel of this, it kind of was in my wheelhouse. Definitely something I will be looking for. The cover is a little... disturbing, but not worse than I had seen before. Probably give this a 4.2 or 4.3, might go up with repeated listens.
4/21/2022 Today's Album: "Drunk" by Thundercat - Before hearing this album, The only thing I knew of Thundercat is that he produces tracks for a lot of hip hop artists, usually showcasing a prominent and technically proficient bass guitar in the mix. Given that, this album is just about what I expected, but just like super fucking weird. His production shines through to make almost every track really nice to listen to, even if his vocals may be a bit weird at times. In fact, he's kind of singing like one of those improv voice groups where it's a lot of notes that don't technically belong in the scale, but are used to transfer to and from notes that are. I think a ton of personality is shoved into this record, with very strange lyrics that relate to the overall theme of the album, which is being drunk. I like how the last track takes the melody from the first to give the whole thing a nice bookended feel. There are songs that fall flat and either lose my attention quickly or just sound too off to be likeable, but I like how the tracks that aren't as good are usually fairly short and don't waste too much time before moving on to another idea. I don't exactly know how to pin the genre, but it's some sort of groovy R&B lo-fi type of deal and I think it's really likeable if you're into either of those genres. I think it might take a few songs to get over some of the oddities of this record, but it is very enjoyable to just vibe to it, especially when drunk or high. Listen to this one if you like any track with Thundercat as the production credit or just like oddball lo-fi R&B. Score: 7/10 Weird, but unique and overall a nice vibe. Highlights: Uh Uh, A Fan's Mail, Lava Lamp. Jethro, Show You The Way, Walk On By, Tokyo, Jameel's Space Ride, Them Changes, Where I'm Going, Drink Dat, 3AM, DUI
Lots of funky grooves on this album. It's a bit too out there for me to give it a 4 star rating, but I'd listen to it again. 3 stars.
Very chill album. That being said there are a few songs that I like. Many song just blended together and a time became boring. Has the song Them Changes on here.
Cool vibes though annoying lyrics and some decent instrumentation. Not really my thing but not the worst
Took a while to settle in but once I got in the groove it was good. There's funny and serious themes all overlayed on a weird funky bass line formula. Drink Dat is an excellent anti party lifestyle tune, Kendricks verse on Walk on By is obviously excellent and Tokyo is weird but good.
funk, soul. Peculiar
Thundercat where have you been all my life? Never heard of this band and its great! Nice prog-soul grooves with some excellent musicmanship.
2017!! This must be a very recent 1001 update. Spotify has been sending me Thundercat stuff for a while. Lots of big names supporting him on this one. It gets off to a quirky start with <Captain Stupido> and I like the retro keyboards on <Them Changes> but otherwise, it’s a little too mellow R&B for me. Nice background music.
Definitely enjoyable but a bit long. 7
I've never been that into this album even though people love it... but it's slowly growing on me. These strange bouncy basslines feels like the sonic equivalent of drinking a pint of gravy. But the strange floaty ennui aesthetic is noteworthy!
Not what I was expecting. Space jazz mixed with Yacht Rock mixed with novelty songs... kind of. Best tracks: Uh Uh, Show You the Way, Them Changes
Oooooooo one I've wanted to hear but never had a reason /// Weird. left me feeling nothing special, like that eels album. Just weird beats. Artsy bullshit, why is there so much hype around this dumb album?
Jammed full of ideas and fresh sounds. It's a little eccentric, then quite smooth commercial r&b or something. Prince would be a good frame of reference
i get it, he's talented and its got a vibe. this just isn't for me.
Haven't heard of Thundercat before. Really good music and I'll be listening going forward, but nothing stood out.
Yeah, funky, cool. Not something I'd listen to a lot I think
Eh, it was ok. Couple bangers I knew
i like and hate every other song so idk how i feel
Have been a fan of Them Changes in recent years and the prospect of this excited me. Have done some background listening and it hasn't inspired me to delve deeper into their work. Got some nice squelchy sounds running through it though, I could really squish about to some of these on a 'dance floor.' I guess that would have to be at a wedding, as that's where I get most of my dancing seen to these days. Really looking forward to the next wedding where the local DJ spins out some TC so I can splosh about to my heart's content on the slickly greased floor of the local municipal building.
Okay, I’m liking this. This is a recent album, 2017, and it’s very zeitgeist. “Thank God for technology 'cause where would we be if we couldn't tweet our thoughts? Won't you leave some things to mystery?” Favourite track: “Walk on By”
Zoals altijd bij thundercat, het is speciaal. Maar, ik voel hem niet
Good listen. Funk
A really relaxed album in terms of listening ability.
Interesting and worth further listening. Feels a bit light at times, but probably because I wasn't listening in a focused way. Zappa sounds and an interesting concept.
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
Not bad. Some nice bass. Looked him up and he plays a very nice looking 6 string bass. Some good tracks and sections but a bit all over the place. Not bad though, not bad.
Usually I think I’d be into this kinda weird music songs about cats. But for some reason this didnt sit right with me, i dunno how best to describe it. It’s like it’s too breathy… like you can smell faint halitosis on each lyric. And it’s a bit boring.
Give bassist Stephen Brunner aka Thundercat credit for being fearless: not everyone would have the guts to mix new soul with jazz fusion and lyrics about beating your meat, not to mention meow-ing choruses. But for now, let's ignore the silliness. Does Drunk work musically? I won't dispute that Brunner is a competent bassist. His songs twist and turn in unexpected directions harmonically. He has a fine falsetto. But some of his keyboard patches suck, as well as the drum machines. And as a personal matter, I loathe soul without grit, so this set is a hard sell for me. The sounds here are smooth, smooth, smooth. So, on an objective basis, Drunk isn't bad, but it rubs me the wrong way. As for the silliness, it's a nice distraction, as is the guest rapping. I actually enjoy Brunner's sense of humor. Thundercat does open up an intriguing possibility. What if someone created a deep soul style that incorporated jazz fusion, funk, and hip hop? Drunk isn't that album, but it's nice to dream.
Thrown to me immeidately after To Pimp a Butterfly, and it just feels weak in comparison. Some great grooves and track but overall lacks intensity and personality in comparison. Feels almost like he's trying to hard to be avant grade and quirky.
Interesting album for sure, nice smooth r&b and electronic beats
A very versatile album musically, branching into different genres while still maintain a signature sound. However, none of the songs stand out and the run time is far too long to make this more than just an average album.
Bit jazz fiddly in parts and calm vocals
very top heavy album 3.5
14. Drunk - Thundercat. 23 Tracks. Had never heard of them before but they really remind me of an early Level 42 sound with high range male vocals similar to Mike Lindup and just missing some heavy Mark King base. I really enjoyed it. It's good, just missing some Mark King thumbage. 3/5
A lot of stream-of-consciousness nonsense peppered with some cool tunes. Best track: Friend Zone
Not bad had it on repeat the other day and I kind of just forgot it was on. I do know if that's good or bad.
fun but a bit long. 3
well, this was a pleasant surprise, but it's denied a higher mark by the fact that when it's bad, it's really bad. but when it's good, it's really good.
Perfect Super Mario soundtrack. Adderall anime jazz. Many of the songs feel incomplete or unstable with all the constant modulation, like standing on a slippery surface, or like being really Drunk. B+
Good bass lines from a bassist, with mostly humorous lyrics, not serious. Just flows from one song to the next. Nothing overly grabbed me though, can't say I would ever listen to it again, but good background music for the day. 3.
Funky. Not bad sounding, I liked it. Just a bit repetitive and all the songs kinda blended together.
A very fun album, but just that. There is great artistry and skill, and an excellent project, but it isn't as engrossing as I like my albums to be. It lacks some production and some songs blend into each other with too-similar of textures and synths, but I did enjoy it.
Michael McDonald AND Kenny Loggins on ‘Show You The Way?!’ Sexy.
cool i guess. like it’s cool yknow but like i guess. simultaneously a 1 and a 5.
Begint lekker up-tempo maar wel heel vreemde melodie-lijn en zang zit soms tegen het valse aan. Daarna beetje in de stijl van Jamiroquai. Leuk om een keer te luisteren. Ik vind het zeker niet slecht, maar het is ook niet meteen mijn favoriete artiest. ***
I am completely unfamiliar with this artist and album. The album cover didn't give the style away either. A smooth, funky jazz vibe revealed itself...a style that has appeal. I did not find it difficult to listen to, and there were often silly/peculiar lyrics. I am not sure that it is really for me though, because it seemed to just go and on and on...
There were times this reminded me of the impromptu song Buddy the Elf sings to his dad in the movie "Elf." Now he's meowing. Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald reinforced the impression of dissonant soft rock...smooth jazz that puts your nerves on edge. Listening while making dinner, I was asked to turn it off halfway through, as it was neither energizing nor soothing. Definitely intriguing, though.
The constant return to the sounds of the 70s is exhausting. At least this was R&B 70s. Still.
Almost a 4. I do really like some aspects of it, the best parts remind me of flying lotus which makes sense since they do seem to collaborate a lot. But its a little overly long and some of the tracks/lyrics are a bit ridiculous at times
Funky weird, liked it more the second listen
I went backwards and forwards on whether to give this 3 stars or 4. On the one hand, it's quite a fun listen. On the other, would I really come back to it? I'll settle on 3. Fave track - "Tokyo" is the funnest!
Has a funky feel to it. Really a smooth jazz album more than anything else. I feel like I'd enjoy this is a dark martini bar.
An extremely interesting album filled with unique ideas, concepts and sounds. Not an album I would listen to everyday but a cool experience every once in a while.
Una col.lecció de breus postals de r&b barrejat amb hip hop, funk i un toc de jazz que en els seus millors moments, 'Walk On By', 'Captain Stupido', 'Drink Dat'... està a l'alçada de les crítiques extasiants que va rebre al ser publicat, i al nivell dels millors discos de música negra del període. La resta, però, fa baixar el nivell, i sent tan llarg, acaba sent més la palla que el gra malauradament
Very modern, very expensively produced, a bewildering array of guests. Sounds like flylo fm from gta v, which is not a bad thing.
This album felt like a wild ride through another dimension. I appreciate it. The funky, bass heavy sound is like nothing else I’ve heard. Right away the Track featuring Kendrick Lamar, Walk On By, stood out, which is no surprise. It’s not exactly my thing, but I certainly wouldn’t mind taking this trip again.
The musical craftsmanship is superb, it’s an eccentric dreamscape with quirky melodies and driving groove keeping the album moving forward cohesively. It’s a confusing first listen though, it’s a fun sound but it perhaps gets a little samey throughout as the gimmick gets tiresome. The frantic baselines and odd vocal harmonies make the album hard to fully enjoy. It’s a lot to take in, and at some points I actually don’t want to take it in. It’s beating me over the head with its quirkiness and it gets irritating. Musically though it’s excellent and the production is fantastic. 3/5 - I can’t help but think of it as meme music. Sounds too much like Bill Wurtz.
This album was only in the 2018 edition of the list, it is removed for the 2021 one.
Didn't hate it, but didn't make much of an impression on me either
A lot of the songs were hit or miss for me, not really standing out in any special way. There was a lot of muddling together in the songs that appeared in this album. The songs with guests were the strongest. 'Tokyo' had some great instrumentals if not lyrics, which I feel like encapsulates most of the songs on the album. Overall, I'd describe this album as "bizarre but in a kind of good way?"
It's supposed to be fun music to chill to, don't take it so damn seriously people! 3.5/5
Not enough bangers, maybe it will grow on me.
cool chill not my type
Didn’t remember the first time, read reviews before second. Agree with the background muzak, then read the young creative jazz fusion which helped me enjoy better. Solid 3
This was an interesting mix. Lots of funky beats and grooves but overall it didn't seem to be saying much. Also some occasional over-the-top silliness that took me out of the moment. At its best it felt like a cool 70s psychedelic funk album, but at its worst it gave off edgy memelord vibes.
Never gave this a real listen when it came out. Enjoyed it. Can see myself picking this up every now and then.
Kann mich nicht so begeistert dafür, andere haben schönere oder spaßigere Alben mit dem Sound gemacht.
Fand ich ganz gut damals, leider keine Zeit heute dafür
Das ist auf jeden Fall unterhaltsam und hat ein witziges Konzept. Die Musik ist auch definitiv modern und abwechslungsreich, es catcht mich dann letztendlich aber doch nicht so, dass ich das öfter hören müsste. 3 fühlt sich bisschen zu schlecht an aber 4 wäre zu viel.
ist ok, etwas repetitiv und manche lyrics sind questionable. locker 5 songs sind überflüssig, genau wie die meisten features.
Liked the jazzy bits more that the hippity hoppity bits. Sounds like 18 bass players on a late night out and too much cocaine.
If there was a three and a half, I'd give it three and a half.
"Drunk" is a cosmic helping of scattered, schizophrenic funk and neo-soul from Thundercat. I remember it being all the rage at the time of its release, and at the time I tentatively dipped my toe in and then quickly got a bit lost. After giving it a few more listens, it's started to work its magic but still feels like it's lacking some focus. 23 tracks over 51 minutes is quite an undertaking, and many of them come across more like frenzied snapshots for the meme generation. In the first five minutes alone, there's a soulful harmonised intro, a disarming "beat yer meat, go to sleep" mantra, and then the bonkers fusion excursion with "Uh Uh." For every fully fledged song like "Show You The Way", "Friend Zone" or "Them Changes", there's an "I Am Crazy" which is over before you know it's begun, or "A Fan's Mail", about Thundercat's wish to become an actual cat. For all the inconsistencies, there's certainly a LOT of innovation going on here within each track. Soulful vocals and harmonies, interesting modulations, unusual time signatures (hello "Blackkk") and plenty of sonic gimmicks. The production is ear-grabbing, managing to be forward looking while also revelling in retro stylings. Listen to the drum machines and plasticky synths in "Tokyo" and "Jameel's Space Ride", sounding like they were made with Casio keyboards: a lot of fun. Drunk is a decent listen and will probably reward more goes, but I almost got whiplash from some of the tracks whizzing by so quickly and wished we could have stayed in some of the grooves for longer. The more wallowy slow jams (particularly in the back half) didn't do much for me either: much more a fan of the upbeat stuff.
This strikes me as one of those albums that will get dropped in a future edition. Enjoyable, but nothing I needed to hear before I die. Tracks that caught my attention: A Fan's Mail, Friend Zone, and Them Changes.
Wanted to like it, just slow. Good background music.
Qué coñazo. How much weird is too weird? This weird
I like the relaxed vibe. I think the album should be half as long as it is, though.
Transitions were fun but a bit too long
Pleasant, funky, surprisingly gentle at times, would listen to again without consciously opting for it over other stuff.
Lovely mellow jazzy soul. Crisp beats, 70s style falsetto voice and Steely Dan/Doobies feel (and look, Ladies and Gentleman here’s Michael McDonald…). Bit of rap to show its 2017, although as a dark skinned Brit I still feel uncomfortable hearing the N word particularly in such pleasant context. Overall a breezy, well made, light-weight album.
One of the strangest albums I've listened to. 1/ Album cover looks like some 70's low-budget slasher movie soundtrack 2/ the sounds are 80's R&B elevator wallpaper muzak 3/ the lyrics are borderline dodgy explicit I'm thinking this would be a great gang from 'The Warriors' called 'The Thundercats'. They could suddenly ambush you from all sides carrying blades and nunchucks singing smooth R&B with dancemooves and singing "We're going to KIIIIIIIIIIIILL you!!!" Classic.........
Fuera de la portada que me pareció difícil de ver, el resto del disco no me provocó gran cosa. Es evidente que es un gran músico y que tiene ideas interesantes que quizá con otro humor podría tener ganas de explorar, pero en el par de vueltas que le di no dejé de sentirlo como R&B súperproducido y salpicado de detalles exagerados o intentando ser chistosos. Si tengo ganas de eso me gusta más Michael Kiwanuka.
¿Por donde empezar? Las letras están bien. Las letras 'divertidas' creo que no estorban. Las letras de las canciones cortas creo que están decentes pero ahí comienza mi conflicto con este disco. 51 minutos y 23 tracks me resultaron muy cansados. Los tracks pequeños que no son sólo piezas musicales de transición pero tampoco son canciones completas estorban, no portan mucho realmente y podrían eliminarse sin que nadie las extrañe. La música en general está muy bien armada, muy bien producida pero a mi gusto el exceso del sintetizador que suena como computadora de programa de tv de los 70s es repetitivo, muy espacial y todo pero repetitivo. Aunque las letras están bien y la música está bien, no me encanta el resultado, sobre todo porque que la letra no cuadra con la música y se siente forzado su fraseo. 2.5 estrellas que bajan a 2 ya que, aunque sí me quedo con un par de canciones, seguramente no volveré a escuchar este disco completo. Songs: Lava Lamp, Drink Dat, Show You The Way
Jesus, grab the turntable...
When Robert Trujillo left suicidal tendencies....he joined Metallica. When this guy did it.....he wrote some weird jazz funk shit. I'll stick with the Bass Crab.
Mellow. I'm not sure how this album made the cut onto this list to be honest. With that being said, I did enjoy it
If someone put this on at a party is enjoy it, would I come back to listen? Probably not. But bits of it are fun, the lyrics are funny in places and if I could give it 2.5 I would.
nice with something different ngl
I think it’s easy to see why this would be popular, as it gives off a confident air and sounds daring and innovative, but upon closer inspection it’s all a veneer. Some fun beats and some squiggly bass make for appealing background music, but nothing leaps forwards and demands further unpicking. It all ends up a morass of loose ideas thrown together without any shape or discernible identity. So: we find behind that veneer of glossy novelty, a gelatinous mass claiming to be the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz. Too harsh? I did enjoy it as background music.
4 songs in and I would love to turn this off. Are we listening to the same album?! How does this have so many high ratings? It is so boring.
Different, it's Ok.
Woozy RnB with some humour. Definitely not my thing.
Definitely a Pharrell/Frank Ocean *almost* lo-fi lovechild. Tokyo has interesting lyrics. The drums really pop on Them Changes - probably my favorite one on the album. It feels the most cohesive. This one didn’t blow me away but it was worth listening to.
A weird weird album. Like a comedy album at times. Hated it at first but I grew into it a bit the more I listened. However, there were way too many songs and each song was much too short. In the end, not really my thing. I find the drum machine sound annoying after a while.
such an odd mix of great hooks and crap
Some great bass rifts in these songs, but it's like he didn't know what to add to the bass, so he added nonsense.
It's boring and of the same type, sometimes it catches, but I don't think I'll listen to this album again and again. not a classic
Like the music from the Diet Coke Advert for 55 minutes. It just floated by in the background.
Second listen. Better than last time I listened but only slightly. 2/5
I think he was drunk when he wrote it. And playing Mortal Kombat.
Heard this before. I like him in small doses and on other people's albums, but I find his bass playing and stupid lyrics boring after a while
Funky beats, but vocals are not my thing
Started off enjoyable but it all kind of sounds the same. Got bored a few songs in. Couldn't make it all the way through.
Flor de cagada
Outo, mut välillä jollain tasolla puhutteli. Sarjassamme ”sekava uni”
This is an intense record. There is a lot going on. Some of it is really interesting and inventive. Some of it is a bit much for me. The bass playing is pretty amazing (Uh Uh stands out). A lot of ideas packed in here but R&B/Soul and Jazz are probably at the core. Some of the lyrics are pretty funny too. While I can kinda appreciate the artistry here, this doesn't really click with me. Maybe it's just not my genre, maybe it's just a bit too much. Interesting though.
Very odd album
Well, I tried real hard to like this. I laughed out loud a few times -- perhaps I laughed loudest at, "Tell 'em how you feel, Kenny. Kenny Loggins." It was fine at first, kind of musically directionless, which isn't my favorite but I can respect it for a while. Lyrics seemed fragmented, short snippets rather than part of a story or even one theme. (Well, Friend Zone seemed pretty clear. But was maybe satire? Maybe not. So maybe not so clear.) Ultimately, I found it really hard to latch onto anything and it just overstayed its welcome. It felt like a friend of your roommate's who was kind of funny at first but whose humor wore thin pretty quickly and they were too drunk to drive home and are still at your house in the morning when all you want is coffee and some toast.
Not at all what I expected just based on the cover. Didn't care for it at all. 2 stars.
husker det bedre
Couldn't really get into it. Seems very repetitive for a full album of this type of sound. I do think that Thundercat is more suited as a featured artist or collaborator.
This is a really weird album. It's a DJ set of samples it seems like, bunch of 30 second tracks that almost feel like his demo reel for other artists to pick up and use in their songs? Randomly Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins out of nowhere, and then a Kendrick Lamar song in there. Clearly this guy has some connections in the industry. It wasn't a bad listen, it was just kind of there. Not entirely sure what to make of this.
Not too bad, quite enjoyed it.
På andra genomlyssningen finns det helt otroligt mycket filler... många låtar känns obekvämt strukturerade, många är helt enkelt mediokra. De allra bästa daskar ändå, men upplevelsen var en aning negativ.
This feels like a millennial-soundtracked ayahuasca trip.
really really bad lyrics
Interesting and some great playing but a bit of a show-off.
p950. 2022-01-10. 2017. Steely Dan-ish jazz/rock crossed with modern R&B+rap, but without any memorable tunes. Good production, technically good, pleasant enough but a bit soulless. Nothing that sticks in the mind. Not my thing.
Not my style
Fleeting moments but did not enjoy. Much rather have thundercat on someone elses song
On one hand, a cutely bizarre and endearing album. An album that's actually original! On the other, I cannot avoid the fact I don't really like the music. Eventually, I found it overstayed its welcome.
Not much here for me.
The third album from Thundercat is "Drunk". This soul/jazz/funk album has received positive reviews from critics and fans. I liked the album's music and appreciated the smooth groove that perpetuated from one track to the next.
I don’t know, it’s a bit of a parody ain’t it? Not bad but kinda… I don’t know
Not my cup of tea, but definitely creative and impressive from an instrumental and production standpoint. Glad I got the exposure to it, but not sure I'll be revisiting.
Drunk by Thundercat (2017) Thundercat shakes off the political/cultural filth from his experience with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), yet he still clings to gratuitous profanity and enfettered attachment to inebriation in this sometimes whimsical pop jazz collection of mostly short musical ditties. Maybe ya gotta be drunk to love Drunk. Musically, Thundercat dazzles with nice extended range on his six string Ibanez bass and his dubbed vocals (guest assists by Kendrick Lamar, Michael McDonald, Pharrell Williams, and [of all people] Kenny Loggins!]). Vocal arrangements from the David Crosby School of Harmonic Science. It’s a pleasant, smooth sound, but it gets tiring. “Walk on By” (Kendrick Lamar’s collaborative contribution on this album) should have been left off. It’s out of place thematically, musically, and aesthetically. On “Friend Zone” the programmed percussion and keyboards are consistently (which is good) out of sync (which is bad). It exhausts the listener. Programmer Charles “Mono/Poly” Dickerson should be politely excused. And looking at the cover, I have to wonder: Is the pool half full or half empty? 2/5
So funny how his cover is no indication of what to expect from his music. Very mellow , relaxing stuff. NMC of ☕️
My man if you're going to hit me with 23 tracks you really need something a bit more interesting going on.
Jazz raro de raperos? paso
Aprecio el espíritu "experimental" del disco, pero simplemente no me gustó. Lástima, porque hay algunas canciones que empiezan bien y parecen ser prometedoras, pero tiene demasiadas disonancias, y además mezclas de "rap" o "freestyle" que hacen difícil apreciar este disco.
Allseits beliebter Könner seines Fachs jedoch bleibt mir recht unerklärlich, warum diese Palette an doodles ein eigenes Album benötigt. Verwunderte 1.3
Short Songs, Weird.
Drunk. How does it feel to be drunk? Is it being dazed, feeling lightheaded and fuzzy? Then after it, you don't remember anything at all? Well, there's an album that portrays it well. It has weird synth and falsetto sounds that made elevator music sound like "Bohemian Rhapsody", and zero remarkable and memorable things. It was almost an hour long - pretty lengthy - but I didn't recall listening to anything at all. But at least the album did two things to me: (1) It definitely told me how being DRUNK probably felt like and (2) it changed my entire definition of what "boring" is.
i was really looking forward to this album bc it got a TON of hype when it came out but i honestly couldnt even finish it. i think its mainly an issue of not aging well bc to me it just sounded like cheesy meme songs with the voice effects he was using. i can appreciate his talent but not for me sorrrrryyy <3
Dropped it, simple themes nothing that exciting its a mediocre shit I can't stand this jumping from theme to theme like idk the concept is all over the place with overusing the light thing he must use the word light like 80 times
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Mellow, electro trippy. It is a vibe