ALBUM REVIEW: Louis Cole Makes Pop for the Fringe on ‘Time’

If Thundercat tried to make a pop album, it would sound like this.

On Time, his debut album for Flying Lotus’ cutting edge Brainfeeder Records (the same label that gave us Thundercat and Kamasi Washington), left-field pop magician Louis Cole comes out a full-fledged star inside his own Lego-made universe.

As encapsulated in the homemade YouTube videos that first earned him fans, Cole is pure A.D.D.-fueled energy, and that translates right into his music, which is very funky, totally strange and always fun. If Thundercat tried to make a pop album, it would sound like this.

Score: ⏲️⏲️⏲️⏲️/5 

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