King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #341 / 514
User Score
Based on 633 ratings
2021 Ratings: #133
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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.
80
Uncut
Purists who flinched when Tame Impala began to morph into a hairier Daft Punk may be similarly nonplussed by the sextet's turn toward blissed-out dance-rock, but everyone else will have a lot of fun.
80
Mojo
All coalesces, near-inexplicably, as yet another excellent album.
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.

70
Exclaim!

You could call Butterfly 3000 the least King Gizzard album of their career — there is next-to-no distortion or guitar riff theatrics. Nevertheless, it's a refreshing departure from the psychedelic garage records the band has released in the past few years.

70
Classic Rock
This gorgeous 10-track collection has а sunny sense of optimism, love and light that's a tonic for frazzled souls.
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.

50
The Young Folks
Rather than bask in the endless potential of synthetic and acoustic instrumentation as one, the group often defaults to what’s comfortable, placing their efforts on complex acoustic rhythms that are fine by themselves, but neuter the effectiveness of their other tools.
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 am taken aback by this album. this work is one of, if not the singular, most accessible album by king gizzard and the lizard wizard.

the surprise of ‘butterfly 3000’ brings one to a state of fascination. the group’s made the bold choice to not releasing any singles on gizz’s most poppy, single ready album. ... read more
halbery
95
king piss my pants
redbded
76
EDIT: Grown off me lol

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 ... 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

1Yours
4:35
83
2Shanghai
4:00
84
3Dreams
4:04
74
4Blue Morpho
3:50
75
5Interior People
5:15
84
6Catching Smoke
6:28
87
72.02 Killer Year
3:19
76
8Black Hot Soup
5:12
76
9Ya Love
4:15
73
10Butterfly 3000
2:51
80
Total Length: 43 minutes
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Added on: May 10, 2021