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.
Ryan is a writer, editor and vinyl collector currently based in Los Angeles. He started Mini Music Critic in 2017.