AOTY 2020
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Chode
70
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
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)
andiov1
70
K.G. stands as a decent self-titled album from the Australian psych rock band, this time around borrowing sounds from Turkey and the Middle East to breathe some new life into the formula of their music. While sometimes they do fall back onto the cliché of their own streamlined sound where at some points it might sound like every King Gizzard song ever, there really isn't a bad song on this album, just par the course of what they usually do.

Favorites: Automation, The Hungry Wolf Of ... read more
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
elitimesfour
70
While this is a wonderfully put together and performed album, 'K.G.' ultimately didn't really have that much of an impact on me other than marvelling at the technical prowess everyone displays on this album, which seems almost like that's what they wanted you to do, however it also simultaneously fell into the background while listening, and while it does make for a really nice vibe when you're not paying full attention, the complexity of the project and its' impressive playing seems like ... read more
Scre4meh
75
What's up with the cover? It looks like my school bench.
Also 700th review,damn. Feels like yesterday when i first started doing this. I'm just having fun.

This is actually the first ever album i have heard from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and i'm actually impressed. I don't even listen to a lot of rock on the regular and i can tell this is pretty good. It's also probably one of the few psych rock albums i have heard,and the style is cool,at least as a first thought i have on it. As a ... read more
MasterCrackfox
78
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have proven themselves to be one of the most inventive and prolific groups of the last decade, releasing their big damn sixteenth album in less than ten years. No other modern act makes music at this lightning pace, and certainly none are able to maintain such an exciting level of consistency as King Gizzard. Nearing the end of the year we hadn't received any new albums from the group, outside of five live albums (because of course they would), which would ... read more
zachthesnack
77
GOD DAMN I HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS!!

KiNG Gizzard’s latest record is a delightfully energetic foray into a new almost westerny style of psychedelic rock. I was super excited about this record due to the singles, and this is one of those awesome instances where I like the singles even more on the actual record because of the way they are seamlessly woven into the track list.

Ontology and Intrasport were such fun new songs from the band. I had a blast listening to all the creative and ... read more
Docky
75
King Gizzard continue their streak of good to outstanding albums like it's nothing.
I gotta say though this is probably the most safe feeling and least interesting album they've put out in a while... but damn it's still really fucking good.
Muratka
91
The new album King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is first of all very fiery, nimble and only in some moments calm.
LetalShertly
82
Fire, absolute fire.

This has a lot more diversity than other Gizzard releases, I really appreciate it.
Case
70
Never heard anything from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, but I had heard good things, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect here. But I'm impressed, even if I’m not totally in love with it.

The constant shifting of sound and styles is impressive, and the transitions between songs are cool and make this an immersive experience, but past a cool listen I don’t see myself returning to this much. It’s nice while it's on, and I like it, but that's about it. Definitely ... read more
ParthanyJobtano
80
this is my score until fantano posts his.

Edit : K.G. sounds like a slightly weaker reiteration of King Gizz's previous forays into microtonality. <--------- my opinion
Z.Younk
77
Confirmed: their hot-streak continues.
Dombot
85
A haiku to sum up my thoughts on this release before I listen:
YESSIR NEW KING GIZZ
FMB VOLUME TWO YEAH
WOO-OO-OO-OO-OO

Yeah I'm hyped as fuck.

ACTUAL REVIEW: Gonna keep this a little short because I'm tired and I'm kinda having writer's block... first listen had me underwhelmed, but after a few replays, I really like it. Sure, it doesn't exactly sound like anything new from a band that constantly attempts (and usually succeeds at) something new, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jamming ... read more
TehSniper_143
80
heh, King Jizzard

This shit was weird, but in a good way! I had alot of hype for this, because I've heard a lot of very positive things about this band, so I thought the best place to start would be the newer record that came out. And, wow, this was pretty good! I liked the weirdness of the album, and the almost desert rock feel of it felt really drugy and psychedelic. I especially loved the made during the pandemic style this album has, with its references to COVID on songs like ... read more
Bigmetcalfe
80
K.G. Is a decent sequel to one of there best albums Flying Microtonal Banana, It has some great songs such as Intrasport, Honey and Straws In The Wind but in the end its a bit weaker than its predecessor
Nightwing734
75
they dont miss <3
FoxInTheCity
71
The flow of the second part of this record starting from Some Of Us and all the way to the end is unbelievably smooth. I can't really compliment the first leg of the songs like Automation in such a way only because it sometimes sounds cartoonishly King Gizzard-ish. Almost like something some random YouTuber would do in his "Ten Songs In The Style Of...". Besides that, K.G. is another solid output from Australian boys.

And I know that Turkish microtonal music is good, but where is our ... read more
Jazpurz
80
An amalgamation of nearly everything King Gizz have made post 2017.

And a strange one for sure...definitely takes a bit to digest. It's the logical progression from Vol.1 if you were to play them both one after the other. Things evolve into a respectable grand conclusion here, and I'm glad they do because it helps me see the end of Microtonal Banana as an intermission of sorts before you experience the strangeness that ensues on KG. There are a handful of things I could nitpick about this ... read more
DCCXX
75
On their SIXTEENTH(!) album in less than a decade, King Gizzard return to the foundations of one of their most celebrated releases, Flying Microtonal Banana, for a second helping of microtonal instrumental oddities. And while on the surface, K.G. may be relatively boiler-plate for a psych-rock band so compelled to reinvent their own sound, once again the band encapsulates their knack for just having fun in their music, while still managing to experiment for Volume 2 of their Explorations of ... read more
nicoperagine
70
At first, I was like, this is very average why is this so highly thought of? Then it clicked.

Their sound design is so unique, I love it. There are a lot of great original moments and this progressive rock thing they have going on is truly working. It's very different from everything else in the blanket genre of rock. Some decent lyrical moments but the production is what sells it. I don't even know what to say besides the instrumental aspects are great. If you plan to review this record, ... read more
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