King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #184 / 326
User Score
Based on 411 ratings
2021 Ratings: #25
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Butterfly 3000 is the work of a band with a million ideas and the skills to make them all work like a dream. In this case, a shiny, happy dream that leaves the sleeper feeling refreshed and at peace upon awakening.

90
Gigwise

The album is the absolute antithesis of the mindset the public have been feeling in recent times and translates to deliver almost as a remedy to the sour mood felt by so many music fans over the last 12 months.

80
Clash
Rather than feeling like a jarring turn of direction for the Aussie rockers, these pop-oriented additions are a perfect pairing to their existing sound.
80
DIY
Full of surprising innovations, it errs constantly between confusion and brilliance.
75
Pitchfork

Butterfly 3000 lands like a conceptual arrival point, and makes the band’s more elaborate—and relentless—career peaks that little bit more emphatic. Above all else, it’s a reminder that King Gizzard usually peak when wandering far beyond a clear-cut path.

70
FLOOD Magazine

Butterfly 3000 is an inviting, welcoming, and deeply accessible album.

60
NME

This formulaic approach lacks surprise – once you’re a few tracks in, you’ve heard it all. It might not be a total hot Gizz summer, but at least we’ve got a few extra bangers to bask in.

50
The Needle Drop

Butterfly 3000 barely scratches the surface of its more synth-centric direction.

JacksonLerner
93
my expectations for king gizzard and the lizard wizard are high and wide, yet i was completely shocked to hear their new endeavor ‘butterfly 3000’.

i struggled to understand the microtonal works of this group, so their last two studio albums - ‘k.g.’ and ‘l.w.’ - hadn’t really met my personal standard for king gizzard and the lizard wizard. thus, i simply wasn’t expecting too much when i pressed play on this album; i was totally wrong in ... read more
halbery
95
king piss my pants
redbded
85
Well, FUCK. I deleted this review on accident when I was changing ratings, but at least I still have it on notes, please give it some boosting if you can.

8.5 - Amazing

Guys, it might just be me but I think Gizzard likes butterflies.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard arrive once again, for their 18TH album (YES, 18), Butterfly 3000, and I had absolutely no clue what expect. I have only covered and listened to Nonagon Infinity, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, and Flying Microtonal Banana, three ... read more
NassiriSam98
83
imagine 80s Peter Gabriel taking 60s amounts of drugs
MasterCrackfox
75
As always, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard treat years like sneezes when it comes to album releases - after the first one, if you hold your breath long enough, you're bound to end up with a second one. They have proven themselves time and time again to be the most prolific act in recent memory, quickly approaching twenty albums in their first decade of activity. They also somehow prove themselves to be one of the most experimental acts in recent memory as well time and time again, to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Yours
  2. Shanghai
  3. Dreams
  4. Blue Morpho
  5. Interior People
  6. Catching Smoke
  7. 2.02 Killer Year
  8. Black Hot Soup
  9. Ya Love
  10. Butterfly 3000
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Added on: May 10, 2021