If you haven’t already been giving this one heavy play, prepare to be introduced to one of your favorite records of 2011. Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) is playing an absolutely authentic blend of smoothed-out jazz and funk from a bygone era. This shit just sounds too good, too pure to be from 2011. Bruner is best known for his virtuosic bass playing on albums by Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu, but he has delivered a truly amazing debut solo record. Buy it for $16.99 (plus 15% off, ends today) at Insound.com.