Tuesdays used to be the standard release day for music in the United States. The release day was different in other parts of the world, but release day has been Tuesday in the United States since 1989. That recently changed. The new music release day is Friday, a new global standard. But I will always remember those special Tuesdays. As a memorial to all the Tuesdays of my adolescence spent in record stores, I will reserve Tuesdays in The Jejune Bulletin for music reviews. Today I will be helping you update the soundtrack of your life with a review of The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam by Thundercat.
The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam was released on June 22, 2015. It’s pretty good. It has six songs and features other artists like Herbie Hancock, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Mono/Poly, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington. The album cover makes me want to go camping. I also discovered the music of Natalie Prass today.
I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass today. Her album has nine songs, but doesn’t seem to feature anyone. I imagine there are other people performing on the album though. But maybe not. I really don’t know. The album cover features a picture of Ms. Prass with flowered squiggles over her face. At first I thought it was smoke, but then I looked closer and saw the flowers. While I’m generally not a fan of the idea of a self-titled album, I do like the music on this one.
Overall, I’d give The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam by Thundercat 7 out of 10 stars. It’s definitely worth spending your money on. Probably. I bet you can probably see Thundercat live, too. That would be cool. It would also be pretty cool to see Natalie Prass. You should go see them both if they’re playing near you. Unless you don’t like their music. But you probably will. Maybe.