Swipe

Easy Street Records

Easy Street Online review by Ian Bremner

Thundercat is an absolute anomaly. His third album, Drunk, is a continuation of the trippy jazz fusion he has come to make a name for, but it delves even deeper into a space unknown. A man known for his collaborations with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Thundercat’s talent and ear allow him to call up legends like Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins to sing on a track and it is in no way out of place. A record with a Kenny Loggins track followed by a Kendrick verse has never sounded so seamless, nor will that statement ever sound normal.

Drunk is filled with two-minute sketches of songs, interludes, and full songs, all giving a glimpse into his entirely unique world. Lyrics include Nintendo references, blowing money on anime in Tokyo, beating his meat and getting sick off eating too much fish, but they never override the genuine musical feels of the record or even, “too much information.” You can simply brush them off and be thankful for the permission to escape, albeit briefly, into Thundercat’s brain. The themes are unapologetically funny, dry, sometimes absurd, but sung so smoothly with a buttery falsetto and thick bass lines, it’s damn near impossible to NOT drink it all up to intoxication.

Easy Street Online review by Ian Bremner

Thundercat is an absolute anomaly. His third album, Drunk, is a continuation of the trippy jazz fusion he has come to make a name for, but it delves even deeper into a space unknown. A man known for his collaborations with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Thundercat’s talent and ear allow him to call up legends like Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins to sing on a track and it is in no way out of place. A record with a Kenny Loggins track followed by a Kendrick verse has never sounded so seamless, nor will that statement ever sound normal.

Drunk is filled with two-minute sketches of songs, interludes, and full songs, all giving a glimpse into his entirely unique world. Lyrics include Nintendo references, blowing money on anime in Tokyo, beating his meat and getting sick off eating too much fish, but they never override the genuine musical feels of the record or even, “too much information.” You can simply brush them off and be thankful for the permission to escape, albeit briefly, into Thundercat’s brain. The themes are unapologetically funny, dry, sometimes absurd, but sung so smoothly with a buttery falsetto and thick bass lines, it’s damn near impossible to NOT drink it all up to intoxication.

5054429007770

Details

Format: CD
Label: BRFE
Rel. Date: 02/24/2017
UPC: 5054429007770

Drunk
Artist: Thundercat
Format: CD
New: In Store Now $14.99
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Rabbot Ho
2. Captain Stupido
3. Uh Uh
4. Bus In These Streets
5. A Fan's Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
6. Lava Lamp
7. Jethro
8. Day & Night
9. Show You The Way
10. Walk On By
11. Blackkk
12. Tokyo
13. Jameel's Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I'm Going
17. Drink Dat
18. Inferno
19. I Am Crazy
20. 3am
21. Drunk
22. The Turn Down
23. Dui

More Info:

Easy Street Online review by Ian Bremner

Thundercat is an absolute anomaly. His third album, Drunk, is a continuation of the trippy jazz fusion he has come to make a name for, but it delves even deeper into a space unknown. A man known for his collaborations with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Thundercat’s talent and ear allow him to call up legends like Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins to sing on a track and it is in no way out of place. A record with a Kenny Loggins track followed by a Kendrick verse has never sounded so seamless, nor will that statement ever sound normal.

Drunk is filled with two-minute sketches of songs, interludes, and full songs, all giving a glimpse into his entirely unique world. Lyrics include Nintendo references, blowing money on anime in Tokyo, beating his meat and getting sick off eating too much fish, but they never override the genuine musical feels of the record or even, “too much information.” You can simply brush them off and be thankful for the permission to escape, albeit briefly, into Thundercat’s brain. The themes are unapologetically funny, dry, sometimes absurd, but sung so smoothly with a buttery falsetto and thick bass lines, it’s damn near impossible to NOT drink it all up to intoxication.

back to top