King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Eyes Like the Sky
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 119 ratings
2013 Ratings: #283
Liked by 2 people
February 22, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Flightless / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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I'm all for the premise of this album, as I find it super creative. I can't tell you the last time I listened to a spoken word spaghetti western album. However, it's not my thing. I find a lot of the instrumentals on here super intriguing, but the complete lack of singing just disappoints me. I feel like they could've at least added some vocal delivery here or there. It was just sort of a tease, I guess. Anyways, this is a very creative departure for King Gizzard, and I appreciate the hell out ... read more
King Gizzard move on from their distorted and noisy debut 12 Bar Bruise into a... western spoken word album?

As a full album, it's actually pretty interesting. I really liked the very Western story being told, and the instrumentals accompanied the album pretty well at times. They really helped set the theme of the story quite well most of the time. It's a weird turn of events, but considering this is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard we're talking about, I'm not too surprised. However ... read more
Discography Diaries #1: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Album #2: Eyes Like the Sky
Genre: Spaghetti Western, Spoken Word
Date: 15/06/2020
Time: 5:55 PM

After pulling through with a very noisy and rough yet solid debut 12 Bar Bruise, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard decided to try something different on their sophomore release, Eyes Like The Sky. This time around the band have decided to abandon the noise and garage rock sounds of their debut and opt for a spaghetti western inspired ... read more
In my opinion, King Gizzard take a slight step backwards with Eyes Like The Sky. The concept is very interesting, and it's incredibly fun to hear the story play out. In fact, I would say that the story is beautifully written and amazingly narrated, and the instrumentals fit the story perfectly. I was really able to visualize what the narrator was saying, almost as if I was watching a movie.
However, it just seems a bit less fun than their debut. While it is fun to listen to the story, it just ... read more
A cool experience, nothing really like this elsewhere and the band capture the exact sound and atmosphere they were going for, not really something I would come back to but an interesting listen which was short enough that it's idea never really gets old.
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Track List

  1. Eyes Like the Sky
  2. Year of Our Lord
  3. The Raid
  4. Drum Run
  5. Evil Man
  6. Fort Whipple
  7. The God Mans Goat Lust
  8. The Killing Ground
  9. Dust in the Wind
  10. Guns & Horses
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Added on: May 12, 2015