King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - K.G.
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2020 Ratings: #459 / 809
User Score
Based on 561 ratings
2020 Ratings: #309
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit
Overall, it’s clear that King Gizz’s tireless effort over the past 8 years still has no end in sight as they release yet another radical and innovative album which doesn’t fall short of the endless inspiration that King Gizzard continue to shine.
90
Louder Than War
Sixteen albums in and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard show no sign of slowing their sonic experimentation and, with this album, again show that they have many avenues to choose from.
80
Gigwise

The wild variety of influences on this album should make it sound like a car crash, but King Gizz have created an album that really puts this band in a league of their own.

80
Mojo

KG is no mere retread of the earlier album, Stu Mackenzie's custom-built electric bağlama leading him in unexpected directions.

80
Under The Radar
At a time when everyone is stuck at home, facing uncertainty, grief, and loss, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have given something special to the world: the ability for fans to connect, and to (virtually) travel the world alongside the band’s diverse musical influences.
70
Uncut

They're breaking no new personal ground, then, but ... their enthusiasm and wayward energy carry them.

70
Exclaim!

There is little to be surprised by on K.G, but perhaps its recognizability is a testament to the band's certainty of who they are, what they are here to do, and their intention to not stop any time soon.

70
AllMusic

Listening to them tread a little bit of water is still better than listening to the fresh ideas of 99.9% of other bands, especially when it's done with the energy and passion the band exhibits here.

60
NME

There are some great songs here, but they don't feel like they’re breaking new ground – a big deal for a band who have relentlessly pushed things forward.

60
musicOMH

Strip away the adornments of genre and the graphic kookiness and this band will supply a cave full of treasures. You just need to know which words will open it.

60
The Needle Drop

K.G. sounds like a slightly weaker reiteration of King Gizz's previous forays into microtonality.

Chode
60
King Gizzard switch their sound up so often I honestly wouldn't be surprised if their next record was entirely Mongolian Throat Singing
Doublez
75
Although it's a sound experience that's always nice to listen to, K.G sounds like a step backwards for a band that's used to never walking in the same place twice. Reminiscent of the aesthetics, sounds and structures of one of their most beautiful reference Flying Microtonal Banana, the band offers us again a confusing and exciting immersion in the heart of the Middle East. What is reassuring on the other hand, is that you won't have time to get bored for a second.

Apart from those who ... read more
Rater
80
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is a name I've heard plenty before and I was going to check out their material sooner or later, so what better way is there than starting it off with this new release called "K.G."?

This record is absolutely insane with its genre-bending and element fusing extravaganza that is constantly mutating throughout the tracklist, but yet it seldomly manages to fall a little short with its experimentations and doesn't fully develop its concepts. The intro ... read more
Sagittarius
70
The funny big name funny band makes more funny musics. What does kg mean!?!? Krazy [email protected]? 😂😂😂 (it probably does mean that that was a good idea sagittarius)
CLJesse
67
Intrasport sounds like a Warioware song and you literally cannot convince me otherwise

Seriously that's like the worst song y'all be smoking crack
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Year End Lists

#23/Gigwise
#38/Double J

Track List

  1. K.G.L.W.
  2. Automation
  3. Minimum Brain Size
  4. Straws In The Wind
  5. Some Of Us
  6. Ontology
  7. Intrasport
  8. Oddlife
  9. Honey
  10. The Hungry Wolf Of Fate
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Added on: October 20, 2020