- Murder of the Universe

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
77
Based on
12 ratings

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GoldenChords
65
First impressions

Initial score: 65 (without considering the concept)

Lyrics 60 (as always, weak songwriting)

Instrumentation 70 (repetitive, even for a Krautrock influenced album, but at least has exciting moments)

Call me crazy, but the Gizzverse seems to be a real thing and not just another over-thought vague theory (like Kendrick dropping a second album on Easter Sunday, NATION.). Not exactly as the whole speculations are trying to tell us.

First chapter: ... read more
Jer
90
Given the amount of tracks and the length of them I was a little worried about the overall quality of the album. But King Gizzard has proved again and again that they can and will top their previous albums. This is the sequel to Nonagon Infinity we all wanted and (as far as I know) wanted this to be.

I will subtract points for the amount of songs alone. A lot could have been turned into one long song, but that's the only complaint I have upon first listens

Favorite Tracks: Altered Beast II, ... read more
elijahbullard
84
When King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, arguably the most experimental rock band in the world right now, releases their weirdest album to date, it's kind of a big deal.

Murder of the Universe is the second of the five albums scheduled for release in 2017, and it's the most narrative-based record they've put out since Eyes Like the Sky (y'know, the Western-style "audiobook" they put out in 2013). It's split into three chapters: "The Tale of the Altered Beast", an ... read more
Bjartolini
78
Chapter 2 > Chapter 1 >>> Chapter 3
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DETAILS

June 23, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Flightless, ATO / Label
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Track List
  1. A New World
  2. Altered Beast I
  3. Alter Me I
  4. Altered Beast II
  5. Alter Me II
  6. Altered Beast III
  7. Alter Me III
  8. Altered Beast IV
  9. Life / Death
  10. Some Context
  11. The Reticent Raconteur
  12. The Lord of Lightning
  13. The Balrog
  14. The Floating Fire
  15. The Acrid Corpse
  16. Welcome To an Altered Future
  17. Digital Black
  18. Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
  19. Soy-Protein Munt Machine
  20. Vomit Coffin
  21. Murder of the Universe
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Added on: April 10, 2017