Who doesn’t want to own an album made by an extraterrestrial cat? It almost seems like a given that every household would want to be playing something like that on a daily basis. What? You want to know what in the hell I’m talking about? I’m talking about the lovable, freaky internet sensation feline named Lil Bub. Supposedly she was adopted by a guy from Bloomington, Indiana after being born with all kinds of maladies. Despite all of her health issues she has gone on to be a bit of a feline celebrity, rubbing paws with the likes of Robert DeNiro, Steve Albini, and the ghost of Morris The Cat. Lil Bub has also been at the forefront of finding a cure for Osteoporosis, Meniere’s Disease, and Cat Scratch Fever. Lil Bub has gone on to write a ten series collection of cook books and has even talked Nicholas Cage out of doing two more Bangkok Dangerous films…twice.

What I’m saying is that Lil Bub has been a positive force in our universe. But what if she’s not really from this universe at all? What if Lil Bub is so unique because she’s in fact from outer space? It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that she’s a space-traveling feline who happened to stop on this third rock from the sun in order to help get us back on track. As she toured the galaxy in her kitty space ship, dining on her space Meow Mix and passing the time with galactic cat nip and her zero gravity cat scratch post she sensed distress on the big blue planet. She couldn’t just pass us by. We needed help and Lil Bub was going to give it. I mean, how else do you explain a cat making an electronic album and releasing it right before Christmas? Well, how do you??

Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe is Lil Bub’s gift to us this holiday season. You don’t want this gift? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks you’re a moron then. You know who else does? Bill Nye…and Stephen Hawking. Yes, Stephen Hawking loves Lil Bub and plays her album constantly. “New Gravity” is his favorite song. He said he really digs the 8-bit chiptune thing she’s doing. “What came first, the 8-bit or the Chiptune?” Ha! Funny, Stephen. Apparently the Pope wants Lil Bub to be his opening act on his upcoming coffeehouse and house show tour, so there’s that. Even Carl Sagan’s emanating life force is listening to Lil Bub in his ear buds(do emanating life forces have ears? Probably.) If J. Robert Oppenheimer were still alive he’d be twerking to “Assimilation” as he split atoms in his bedroom at night. Why aren’t you twerking to “Assimilation”? Or “Another Voyage” for that matter? Lil Bub made it for you and your twerks. Get with the program people, this is the holiday album we’ve all needed. If Dr. Who were real(he’s not???) he’d be listening to Lil Bub in the Tardis. Right…now.

So hey, believe what you want to believe. If you want to believe that Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe is just a cash grab by Lil Bub’s human companion, as he’s trying to squeeze as much money juice out of his famous internet meme as he can before it dries up, then so be it. I can’t change your mind about that. But if you want to expand your cranial horizons a bit and believe the unbelievable for a change, then put this in your pipe and toke smoke it: this album is an interstellar gift from our savior from another dimension, Lil Bub. It’s a fun little electronic album with 8-bit bleeps, chiptune lightheartedness, and even Lil Bub popping in now and again gurgling her cute little gurgles to let us know this is her album…not some cash-grabbing human’s attempt for quick payola.

You know what, now that I think of it thi…..All Hail Lil Bub! All Hail Lil Bub!

No rating could express this album’s greatness. 

About the Author jhubner73

This is where I drop the spat and spittle, the sentimental fat and drivel... Music and such, and maybe a word or two about a word or two. Midwest point-of-view, without all that religion and gun stuff. Intellectually unintellectual. Elitist for the pizza and beer crowd. Grab a bean bag and lounge in the basment for a while, won't you?

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