Flying Lotus collaborator Thundercat make a big impression with his last album, 2013's superb Apocalypse. Hopes are naturally high, then, for this belated follow-up. Presented as a seamless blend of standalone tracks and intermingling interludes, Drunk is a thrill-a-minute, mix tape style trip through the multi-instrumentalist and beat-maker's various inspirations (think skewed hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, left of centre electronica, and so on), all of which have been fused and mutated to fit his unique musical perspective. His standing within the leftfield hip-hop community has resulted in an impressive roster of guest stars, with Kendrick Lamarr, blue-eyed soul legend Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Fly-Lo (of course) and jazz man Kamasi Washington all lending a hand.
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