King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - K.G.
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #626 / 752
User Score
Based on 266 ratings
2020 Ratings: #133
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

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.

Chode
74
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
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
SMTCubes
77
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a band that, despite hearing their name, I hadn’t heard their music. I went into this album with moderately high expectations, considering the band’s consistently high ratings, but the microtones, insane instrumentals, and the coherence of this album despite all of the weird and varying concepts made sure this album surpassed whatever standards I had. This score may go up in the future, as I feel that this album may be a grower, but on first ... read more
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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