New Release: April 29, 2022 – Thunder

Thunder Dopamine


Thunder is if nothing else consistent. They are a band that should have been much bigger around the world. Akin to what they are in the UK, headlining arenas, festivals, and the such. You can argue that they came along too late, broke up too soon, or for a million other reasons. But to their fans, they’ve been delivering the goods for 35 years.

Dopamine is a double album. It is full of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, and takes you on a musical journey. It reminds me of albums I listened to growing up. Albums that didn’t just have one single, or where a single, a B, C, and D version of that single. When you think you knew all of the answers to Dopamine, Thunder changes the questions. No two songs sound similar.

Sure it sounds like Thunder, they didn’t all of a sudden become a boy band. But they mix all types of hard rock throughout the album to continue to show why they’re one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.

If you’ve never heard the band before, Dopamine may be a good introduction to Thunder. If you’re a long-time fan, you’re checking this album out because they’ve hardly if ever let you down in the past.

Here is Thunder with the track "The Western Sky" off of their latest album Dopamine.

Interested in checking out Dopamine by Thunder before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


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