King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2016 Ratings: #47 / 758
User Score
Based on 351 ratings
2016 Ratings: #38
April 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

There may be reference points aplenty throughout Nonagon Infinity and its creators make-up but King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard sure know how to put their own spin on things. And in doing so have created their finest body of work to date.

90
AllMusic

King Gizzard's inventive sound, giant hooks, and hard-as-titanium playing make Nonagon Infinity not only their best album yet, but maybe the best psych-metal-jazz-prog album ever.

80
Uncut
This prolonged concentration has resulted in by far King Gizzard’s most cohesive record to date – a hyper-detailed punk opera that few of their peers have matched for intensity, ambition or sheer derangement.
80
The Guardian

There is a sense of urgency to this latest offering, as if last year’s fey and breezy LP Paper Mâché Dream Balloon acted as a process of blissed-out creative rehab.

80
musicOMH

A whirling dervish of an album, and a culmination of all their previous hard work, Nonagon Infinity is the sound of a band at their wigged out best.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Nonagon Infinity’s sound is bordering on the extraterrestrial - it sounds like they’ve given kautrock an intense, life-threatening electric shock, while simultaneously floating through 41 minutes (or your entire lifetime, dare you interrupt the endless loop) with the elegance and unpredictability of a kite in the sky.

80
Exclaim!

With unprecedented urgency and a heaviness that King Gizzard have never quite served up before, Nonagon Infinity is no doubt an attention snagging experiment, but despite being a calculated novelty, it never feels like a gimmick.

80
Pitchfork

When it’s running at peak velocity—which is like, 90 per cent of the time—Nonagon Infinity yields some of the most outrageous, exhilarating rock ‘n’ roll in recent memory, on par with modern psych-punk touchstones like Comets on Fire’s Blue Cathedral, Thee Oh Sees’ Carrion Crawler/The Dream and Ty Segall’s Slaughterhouse.

80
NME

If Tame Impala-offshoot Pond forgot to take their Ritalin, they’d probably end up making something like this.

70
No Ripcord

At first, it seemed as if King Gizzard’s stylistic motifs weren’t meant to be taken that seriously, but on their latest, Nonagon Infinity, the band wear their idiosyncrasies loud and proud.

charlie17
86
I'm still waiting for the first track to end. It's been 4 days.
Aoaystheory
41
Now That's What I Call Mediocre! Vol. 8
matscomh
90
colossal, weird, freaky and interesting.
FearFlour
80
This is like the album equivalent of when I try to write at 4 in the morning and completely forget about the fact that paragraphs and sentences are a thing.
Caffro
75
Noisy, chaotic, catchy and relentless. Some great psychedelic garage rock tunes here. Love the way every track seamlessly transitions into one another, including the last and first songs so you can literally loop this thing til it melts your face off. Can't wait for their next release in 2017.

Faves: Robot Stop, Gamma Knife, Mr. Beat
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Track List

  1. Robot Stop
  2. Big Fig Wasp
  3. Gamma Knife
  4. People-Vultures
  5. Mr. Beat
  6. Evil Death Roll
  7. Invisible Face
  8. Wah Wah
  9. Road Train
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