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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
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  1. Sep 1, 2011
    100
    The Golden Age of Apocalypse has an extremely rich and cosmic-like atmosphere, making you instantly reach for the repeat button. Stephen Brunner is no more a sideman; he's a solid jazz cat that doesn't need to jerk off with his bass wizardry.
  2. Aug 26, 2011
    90
    It's that mix of astral expensiveness and strict artistry that makes Thundercat's debut LP The Golden Age Of Apocalypse as grand and visionary as its title.
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    90
    What Thundercat has created with The Golden Age of Apocalypse is the sonic equivalent to a power-packed issue of Wax Poetics, bringing together several disparate elements of one nation under a groove to build a challenging and soulful playground for his indelible skills on the bass.
  4. Aug 26, 2011
    80
    If this is the sound of the Apocalypse, it's the sound of a fiendishly inventive musician and his talented producer trying to squeeze in all the great ideas before armageddon hits.
  5. The Golden Age of Apocalypse is a great album that shows Bruner utilizing all of his bass wizardry.
  6. Aug 26, 2011
    70
    Offering a vision more golden age than apocalypse, Thundercat's music sparkles, and the effect is both lovely 
and overwhelming.
  7. Aug 25, 2011
    60
    His mellifluous style, best exemplified on Boat Cruise and Jamboree, ebbs and flows without ever letting go of the groove. A bit like Jaco Pastorius in a space suit.

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  1. Jun 3, 2013
    9
    Been nearly two years since its release, and I'm still playing it on my stereo till this day. The bassist of Suicidal Tendencies, under moniker Thundercat, released his album on 2011. Unlike any sort of jazz I've listened before, The Golden Age of Apocalypse sets off a cosmic, sonic and electrifying vibe. It's a strong, bass centric jam that would soothed the tensest minds. Highlight tracks: Fleer Ultra, Jamboree, For Love I Come, Daylight Expand