AOTY 2018
Louis Cole - Time
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #308 / 705
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2018 Ratings: #307
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brainfeeder / Label
Synth Funk, Synthpop / Genres
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His most refined batch of animated pop yet.

The 405
If you need a good dose of enthusiastic summer sunshine then Louis Cole has crafted a superb hideaway.
The Needle Drop

Despite Louis unapologetically wearing his influences on his sleeve, Time is a solid addition to the Brainfeeder catalog.

An unusual mixture of hard funk and soft pop, like Zapp and Burt Bacharach stuck in an elevator together, Cole's is a sly, jubilant sound; it makes good use of the way funk also thrives upon a sense of wrongness, a screw-faced delight at things gone awry.
The Line of Best Fit

Time has its highs and its lows. It’s an album that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Louis Cole: Hey Thundercat, can i copy your homework?
Thundercat: yeah just make sure to change it up a bit so it doesn't look like you copied
Louis Cole:
edit: oh shit the brainfeeder label didn't even realize haha niceee

It's really clear who and what influenced this guy.

Despite it's blatant obviousness, I still really enjoyed this album. This type of music tends to follow the same formula, and does sound similar so I can't blame him for that. What's great about this is Louis puts his own spin on the tracks so they feel like his own, and he's not just overshadowed completely by his influences. Yes, there are some songs that do sound like ... read more
Time is hilariously catchy, provocative, and down right psychotic.
Man, I found a couple of good songs in this but also some very bad, terrible ones.
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Track List

  1. Weird Part of the Night
  2. When You're Ugly (feat. Genevieve Artadi)
  3. Everytime
  4. Phone
  5. Real Life (feat. Brad Mehldau)
  6. More Love Less Hate
  7. Tunnels in the Air (feat. Thundercat)
  8. Last Time You Went Away
  9. Freaky Times
  10. After the Load is Blown
  11. A Little Bit More Time
  12. Trying Not To Die (feat. Dennis Hamm)
  13. Things
  14. Night
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Added on: July 13, 2018