Drunk (Thundercat album)

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Drunk
DrunkThundercat.jpg
Studio album by Thundercat
Released February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length 51:24
Label Brainfeeder
Producer
Thundercat chronology
The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
(2015)
Drunk
(2017)
Singles from Drunk
  1. "Bus In These Streets"
    Released: August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)
  2. "Show You The Way"
    Released: January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)
  3. "Friend Zone"
    Released: February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15)
  4. "Walk On By"
    Released: February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)

Drunk is the third studio album by American musician Thundercat.[1] It was released on February 24, 2017 by Brainfeeder.[2] It features guest appearances from Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Pharrell.[3] It is his first studio album in nearly four years, his last studio album being Apocalypse. Drunk received positive reviews from music critics.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.9/10[5]
Metacritic80/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[7]
The Guardian4/5 stars[8]
The Independent3/5 stars[9]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[10]
Mojo4/5 stars[11]
NME4/5 stars[12]
The Observer4/5 stars[13]
Pitchfork8.5/10[14]
Q4/5 stars[15]

Drunk received general praise from music critics. On the review aggregator website Metacritic the album received an aggregate score of 80 based on 26 reviews indicating "generally favourable reviews".[4] In a strongly positive review for Exclaim! Daniel Sylvester praised Bruner's groove and ability to seemingly shift through song to song while changing a few things, but keeping that groove going well.[16]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
BBC Radio 6 Music Albums of the Year 2017
1
Exclaim! Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums of 2017
3
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2017
8
Noisey The 100 Best Albums of 2017
98
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2017
50
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2017
24
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2017
9
Stereogum The 50 Best Albums of 2017
47
Vinyl Me, Please The 30 Best Albums of 2017
19

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rabbot Ho"
0:38
2."Captain Stupido"1:41
3."Uh Uh"
  • Bruner
  • Zack Sekoff
2:16
4."Bus in These Streets"2:24
5."A Fan's Mail (Tron Song Suite II)"2:38
6."Lava Lamp"
  • Bruner
  • Spears
2:58
7."Jethro"
  • Bruner
  • Ellison
1:34
8."Day & Night"
  • Bruner
  • S. Burris
0:37
9."Show You the Way" (featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins)3:34
10."Walk on By" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)3:19
11."Blackkk"
  • Bruner
  • Spears
1:59
12."Tokyo"
  • Bruner
  • Hamm
2:24
13."Jameel's Space Ride"
  • Bruner
  • Cole
1:09
14."Friend Zone"3:12
15."Them Changes"3:08
16."Where I'm Going"
  • Bruner
  • Ellison
2:09
17."Drink Dat" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
3:35
18."Inferno"Bruner4:00
19."I Am Crazy"Bruner0:25
20."3AM"
  • Bruner
  • Ellison
1:15
21."Drunk"
  • Bruner
  • Ellison
1:42
22."The Turn Down" (featuring Pharrell)2:29
23."DUI"
  • Bruner
  • Hamm
2:18
Total length:51:24

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[26] 58
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[27] 72
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[28] 39
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[29] 78
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[30] 35
French Albums (SNEP)[31] 153
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[32] 63
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[33] 3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[34] 46
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 56
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 37
US Billboard 200[37] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mertens, Max (January 25, 2017). "Thundercat Announces Third Album 'Drunk' Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Flying Lotus, and More". Vice. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (January 25, 2017). "Thundercat reveals details of third album 'Drunk' ft. Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa and Flying Lotus". The Independent. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Dandridge-Lemco, Ben (January 25, 2017). "Thundercat Announces Drunk Album, Shares "Show You The Way" With Michael McDonald And Kenny Loggins". The Fader. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Drunk by Thundercat". Metacritic. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Drunk by Thundercat reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Drunk – Thundercat". AllMusic. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kot, Greg (February 22, 2017). "Thundercat 'Drunk' on musical variety". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  8. ^ Hutchinson, Kate (February 23, 2017). "Thundercat: Drunk review – a lopsided wonderland of stoned soul". The Guardian. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  9. ^ Shepherd, Jack (February 22, 2017). "Album reviews: Sleaford Mods – English Tapas, Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer, Thundercat – Drunk, and more". The Independent. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ Carroll, Jim (February 22, 2017). "Thundercat: Drunk album review – hear the bassist get wicked". The Irish Times. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Thundercat: Drunk". Mojo (282): 91. May 2017. 
  12. ^ Cochrane, Greg (February 23, 2017). "Thundercat – 'Drunk' Review". NME. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  13. ^ Jaward, Isa (February 26, 2017). "Thundercat: Drunk review – mesmeric and funk-fuelled". The Observer. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  14. ^ Moore, Marcus (February 26, 2017). "Thundercat: Drunk". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  15. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (May 2017). "Feline Groovy". Q (371): 113. 
  16. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (February 22, 2017). "Thundercat - Drunk". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  17. ^ BBC Radio 6 Music Staff (November 27, 2017). "Albums of the Year 2017". BBC Radio 6 Music. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ Exclaim! Staff (November 30, 2017). "Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums of 2017". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  19. ^ The Guardian Staff (December 13, 2017). "Best Albums of 2017". The Guardian. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  20. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of 2017". Noisey. December 6, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2017". NME. November 23, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017. 
  22. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Pitchfork. December 12, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Albums of the Year". Rough Trade. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  24. ^ Stereogum Staff (December 5, 2017). "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  25. ^ "The 30 Best Albums of 2017". Vinyl Me, Please. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  26. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #410". auspOp. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Thundercat – Drunk" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  28. ^ "Ultratop.be – Thundercat – Drunk" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  29. ^ "Thundercat Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  30. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Thundercat – Drunk" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  31. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums - SNEP (Week 9, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Thundercat – Drunk" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  33. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  35. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Thundercat – Drunk". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  36. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  37. ^ "Thundercat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2017.

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