The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

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The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
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EP by Thundercat
Released June 22, 2015 (2015-06-22)
Genre Jazz fusion, electronic, R&B
Length 16:07
Label Brainfeeder
Producer Flying Lotus (exec.), Thundercat (exec.)
Thundercat chronology
Apocalypse
(2013)Apocalypse2013
The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam
(2015)
Drunk
(2017)Drunk2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Consequence of Sound C+[2]
Pitchfork 8.3/10[3]
Resident Advisor 4.2/5[4]
Spin 7/10[5]

The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam is an EP[note 1] by American musician Thundercat. It was released on June 22, 2015 via Brainfeeder.[6]

Background

In an interview with Billboard, Thundercat stated that the EP had been conceived while making Flying Lotus' You're Dead!, Kamasi Washington's The Epic, and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, stating that the four had shared creative ideas for each of their projects.[8] The EP was revealed to be a prelude to Bruner's followup album, Drunk.

Critical reception

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the EP received an average score of 81% based on 9 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

It ranked at number 24 on Pitchfork's "50 Best Albums of 2015" list.[9]

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Hard Times" Thundercat 1:13
2. "Song for the Dead" Mono/Poly, Thundercat 2:48
3. "Them Changes" Flying Lotus, Thundercat 3:07
4. "Lone Wolf and Cub" Flying Lotus, Mono/Poly, Thundercat 5:29
5. "That Moment" Flying Lotus, Thundercat 0:43
6. "Where the Giants Roam/Field of the Nephilim" Thundercat 2:47
Total length: 16:07

Personnel

Charts

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums[10] 9
US Independent Albums[11] 23
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 21

Notes

  1. ^ Exclaim! stated that it is an EP.[6] Meanwhile, Clash stated that it is a mini-album.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam (EP) by Thundercat". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Kivel, Adam (June 25, 2015). "Thundercat – The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Walls, Seth Colter (June 26, 2015). "Thundercat: The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Paul (August 23, 2015). "Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam". Resident Advisor. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Joyce, Colin (June 26, 2015). "Review: Thundercat's Fatalist Soul Enters the Void on 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam'". Spin. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Hudson, Alex (June 22, 2015). "Thundercat 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam' (EP stream)". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ Murray, Robin (June 19, 2015). "Thundercat To Release Mini-Album 'The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam'". Clash. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ Weiner, Natalie (June 22, 2015). "Thundercat Talks Surprise Album, Playing Jazz For Kendrick & Why Drake Is the Best". Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2015 (3/5)". Pitchfork. December 16, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Thundercat - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Thundercat - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Thundercat - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 

External links

  • The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam at Discogs (list of releases)
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