The Golden Age of Apocalypse

Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2011 Ratings: #357 / 930
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2011 Ratings: #133
August 30, 2011 / Release Date
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Brainfeeder / Label
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Consequence of Sound

Apocalypse is one of those rare modern jazz records that’s remarkably unpretentious without having to cheapen the daunting complexity jazz is noted for.


Bruner wants it all: the future shock of electronics, the tightly edited pleasures of pop, the love-sick opulence of quiet-storm soul, and the show-stopper instrumental breaks of jazz.


It’s the sound of a fiendishly inventive musician and his talented producer trying to squeeze in all the great ideas before armageddon hits.

No Ripcord

A master producer and one of the world’s most gifted bassists can, together, make for a relaxing yet thrilling ride through a laid back funk universe

Beats Per Minute

I haven’t been this impressed with a bassist since my dad first showed me Les Claypool.

Drowned in Sound

There’s a completely unique blend of textures and a desire for musical experimentation running through the bloodstream of The Golden Age of Apocalypse.

"The Golden Age of Apocalypse" is a great showcase for Thundercat's songwriting. His crazy bass lines, jazzy instrumentation and mind-warping progressions are really unique to modern jazz and his vocal performances are smooooth. Maybe the production doesn't always pan out, but this is a really solid debut project overall.

Also, as a fan of "Cosmogramma", hearing the "MmmHmm" reference on "Is It Love?" brought a huge smile on my face!

Fav Tracks: ... read more

Incorporated with jazzy bass lines and groovy chord progressions, Thundercat's debut is definitely different from anything I've ever heard, although not as fulfilling as I'd like it to be.

Color: Purple
FAV TRACKS: For Love I Come, Is It Love?, Seasons, It Doesn't Really Matter to You, Boat Cruise, Goldenboy
LEAST FAV: Mystery Machine (The Golden Age of Apocalypse), Daylight
this was definitely funky...

I love everything about this. The jazzy funk sounds to the light vocals over them. I don't have much else to say. Thundercat is certainly a talented individual though. Props to him for making a great record!

Best Tracks: Daylight, Fleer Ultra, Is It Love?, For Love (I Come Your Friend), Jamboree, Boat Cruise, Seasons, Goldenboy, Walkin', Return to the Journey

Least Favorite Track: It Really Doesn't Matter to You
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Track List

  1. HooooooO 
  2. Daylight 
  3. Fleer Ultra 
  4. Is It Love? 
  5. For Love I Come 
  6. It Really Doesn't Matter to You
  7. Jamboree
  8. Boat Cruise
  9. Seasons 
  10. Goldenboy 
  11. Walkin' 
  12. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age of Apocalypse) 
  13. Return to the Journey
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Added on: August 22, 2011