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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Stephen Bruner as Thundercat features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Pharrell.
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Them Changes
Nobody move, there's blood on the floor And I can't find my heart! Where did it go? Did I leave it in the cold? So please give it back, 'cause it's... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 27, 2017
    100
    Thundercat has, by skirting around the edges of darkness, created a moody, magnificent, endlessly replayable record that also makes sense in late February.
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    86
    When Bruner's social conscience speaks up, the insights--spiced with slacker humour, free of sanctimony--are persuasive, even moreso when accompanied by an embrace of his flaws.
  3. Feb 23, 2017
    84
    It takes a special kind of artist to create a sound both familiar and groundbreaking. Thundercat continues his upward trajectory in that regard here.
  4. Feb 27, 2017
    80
    The tracklist could stand a little pruning, but Thundercat’s virtuoso bass playing and impressive cast of collaborators make it an early standout of 2017.
  5. Mar 6, 2017
    75
    Each of his solo albums reflects that musical range, and Drunk (Brainfeeder) crams 23 songs and snippets into 51 minutes that evoke the sumptuous jazz-infused R&B of the '70s, filtered through catchy melodies, undergirded by virtuoso musicianship and salted with conflicting emotions.
  6. Mar 31, 2017
    70
    There’s head-melting brilliance here, but he makes you work for it.
  7. Feb 23, 2017
    50
    On Drunk, Thundercat aggressively grafts said humour onto his spacy throwback fusion r&b, and the results are mixed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 25, 2017
    10
    Great Fusion between hip hop, R and B inspired production and psychedelic jazz instrumentation, combined with groovy melodies and greatGreat Fusion between hip hop, R and B inspired production and psychedelic jazz instrumentation, combined with groovy melodies and great features on all the album Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2018
    9
    The most electronic album by Thundercat, but without put aside R&B groove, Jazz technique, humor, creative experimental moments and,The most electronic album by Thundercat, but without put aside R&B groove, Jazz technique, humor, creative experimental moments and, principally, amazing basslines. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2017
    9
    A masterful mix of jazz, funk, humor and psych that works as the most enjoyable astral trip. This is, possibly, one of the best albums weA masterful mix of jazz, funk, humor and psych that works as the most enjoyable astral trip. This is, possibly, one of the best albums we listen in all year. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2017
    8
    An album that sacrifices cohesion to drown itself in its myriad of influences and ideas, maybe, but frankly, who cares when the music is thisAn album that sacrifices cohesion to drown itself in its myriad of influences and ideas, maybe, but frankly, who cares when the music is this zany and flat-out fun to listen to. Propelled along of course by that signature FlyLo/Thundercat sound of jazz fusion that we've come to know and love! Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2017
    8
    Wonderful album. Thundercat is a musical genius. I like the composition and the wonderful - moody mix of jazz - fusion - hip hop. One of theWonderful album. Thundercat is a musical genius. I like the composition and the wonderful - moody mix of jazz - fusion - hip hop. One of the best albums that dropped this year. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2017
    8
    Gurgly, messy, and matter of fact are some adjectives I can think of for this album. It's hilarious to listen too, but that can actuallyGurgly, messy, and matter of fact are some adjectives I can think of for this album. It's hilarious to listen too, but that can actually distract from the easy listening R&B that it provides. Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2017
    6
    I like the disco funk vibe on this album. But many songs are too short, only one to two minutes long. It's difficult to hear a fully-realizedI like the disco funk vibe on this album. But many songs are too short, only one to two minutes long. It's difficult to hear a fully-realized concept. Funny moments here are good. The features are fine. Decent 6.

    Best songs: Lava Lamp, Show You the Way, Walk on by, Friend Zone
    Worst song: Blackkk
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