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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Louder Than War
This album is the distillation of everything that the band are great at and, as always, done purely on their own terms.
90
Clash
This is a band, ten years into their career, still at the height of their powers, rejuvenated and ready to show the world that you still can’t second-guess them.
90
New Noise
To make a record that is both a return to various roots and a stylistic expansion is a herculean task, and yet the band accomplishes it on this record.
80
Classic Rock

Aussie cosmonauts King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard hit melodious peak with freakouts and chill-outs on Omnium Gatherum.

80
Uncut

Over 16 tracks it is a ceaselessly unpredictable yet exploratory listen.

73
Pitchfork
Dusting off practice-room staples and writing more new songs to go with them, the hyper-prolific Aussie rockers scrap their conceptual inclinations in favor of shredding for the sheer pleasure of it.
70
Gigwise
Across each of their unique experiments over the years, the band have always been consistently interesting, and here on their twentieth album, they offer a reminder of all they are capable of, and prove they’ve still got a lot more gas left in the tank yet.
70
Under The Radar
For longtime fans, it’s incredible to consider how far this group of oddball Aussies have come as musicians since releasing their noisy, rough around the edges debut in 2012. Twenty albums in and they’re still full of ideas. That’s worth celebrating
60
Record Collector
Instead of favouring one sound, the Kings adopt an all-bases pitch, hurtling from cosmic dreampop (Magenta Mountain) and astral-jazz wig-outs (Kepler 22b) to death-metal (Gaia), hip-hop (Sadie Sorceress), politicised acid-rock (Evilest Man) and off-world lounge-funk (Ambergris) with vigour.
60
The Needle Drop

Omnium Gatherum functions as a nice, if rather uneven, retrospective on what makes King Gizz such a force in rock music today.

50
Loud and Quiet

Omnium Gatherum’s crumbles under its inability to surprise, leaving us with the sound of a band with nowhere left to go.

50
AllMusic

It's the first truly disappointing album that the band have released and the first where they sound like they are running out of gas instead of hitting on all cylinders.

CLJesse
80

The sight of seeing this have a hip hop secondary on RYM will forever plague my nightmares and haunt my home

EDIT: After hearing the album, I am further upset by the existence of Gizzard hip hop tracks.

R1v3r__
100

16 tracks, 1 hour 20 minutes long
Be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that this album will somehow be boring or drag on. This album flows so well, always finding ways to surprise and amuse. Full of energy and magic. This is King Gizzard's Gumboot Soup 2. Omnium Gatherum.

A review of this album by Loud and Quiet states that "Omnium Gatherum’s crumbles under its inability to surprise, leaving us with the sound of a band with nowhere left to go." That is both untrue ... read more

BradTasteMusic
79

The overall experience of this album feels greater than the sum of it's parts

Though it has an overall theme, this album isn't a concept album. It is about how the world is slowly being destroyed by many different forces. Sometimes this comes off as a bit corny in execution, but overall, I had a really good time. The album is surprisingly consistent, and rarely drags on

candid
89

November 2nd at Red Rocks cannot come soon enough. Ready to turn 27 at this show!!!! Omnium is a wonderful compilation of everything great about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. There is something here for every type of Gizz fan.

goncalomirandaa
80

stylistic expansion

iangarrett216
85

The most I've enjoyed a KGLW album since Infest the Rat's Nest

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Track List

1The Dripping Tap
18:17
96
2Magenta Mountain
6:04
90
3Kepler-22b
3:12
89
4Gaia
5:11
85
5Ambergris
4:27
85
6Sadie Sorceress
3:07
82
7Evilest Man
7:38
88
8The Garden Goblin
2:56
80
9Blame It On The Weather
2:31
78
10Persistence
3:47
82
11The Grim Reaper
3:05
83
12Presumptuous
4:53
86
13Predator X
3:45
82
14Red Smoke
4:21
85
15Candles
4:34
87
16The Funeral
2:23
82
Total Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes
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Added on: March 8, 2022