AOTY 2017
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #199 / 653
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2017 Ratings: #68
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

‘Polygondwanaland’ is another stellar entry in King Gizzard near-flawless 2017 run; but to say that it’s merely good is to miss the point entirely.

80
AllMusic
Their fourth album of 2017 may not be their most exciting of the year, but it is their strongest and shows that King Gizzard don't need any bells and whistles added to make a great psychedelic splash.
80
Northern Transmissions
A detailed, far-flung escapade in sound, meaning and existence, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – with its plethora of instrumentalists (harmonica players, flute player, to name a few) and singers – present a tale of mystery, discovery and intrigue, wrapped in a grand tapestry of sounds.
80
GIGsoup
At the very least, it’s another smash from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, they’ve had one hell of a 2017, and this album has confirmed just that.
72
Pitchfork

Prog rock is a genre known for disregarding traditional structures and often failing to land perfectly, so King Gizzard drag it out of the basement and into broad daylight with Polygondwanaland to make every triumph and flaw visible.

70
The Needle Drop
King Gizzard has released a proggy new album into the public domain, and it's perhaps the band's most holistic and ambitious effort this year.
Nov 17, 2017*
Kokolores
95
This album don't need to be rated by numbers, cause the Gizzards, the album and the universe don't give a shit. And why comparing this album to another Gizzy album? They are unique, transport different moods, techniques, drugs, lifes and moon constellations. They doing it because they have to and they share it with us: Thanks for that! This time even the phsyical album is a gift to the univers. And it is gerat to follow what is happening outside with vinly that will be pressed or euler's discs ... read more
Nov 16, 2017
SaulCLRadiohead
45
why? ._.
Dec 3, 2017
Music_Observer
79
The band’s fourth studio album of the year is filled with excitement and energy from the exquisite use of polymeters and rhythmic drive in the harmonies, as well as the delightfully technical guitar and wonderful big picture organization of musical ideas, only lacking succinct melodic motives to give a more profuse musical delivery, with the work’s existence coming off as a call for all musicians today to step it up. My Score: 143/180 (Solid) = 79/100
Nov 29, 2017
zeyadreda
66
In my opinion Flying Microtonal Banana was better.
Nov 25, 2017
89
Crumbling castle (9/10)
Polygondwanaland (10/10)
The Castle in the Air (10/10)
Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary feet (10/10)
Inner cell (7/10)
Loyalty (8/10)
Horology (9/10)
Tetrachromacy (8/10)
Searching… (9/10)
The Fourth Colour (10/10)
MISC LISTS
#17/Pitchfork (Rock)
Track List
  1. Crumbling Castle
  2. Polygondwanaland
  3. The Castle In The Air
  4. Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet
  5. Inner Cell
  6. Loyalty
  7. Horology
  8. Tetrachromacy
  9. Searching...
  10. The Fourth Colour


Added on: November 14, 2017