King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2016 Ratings: #48 / 763
User Score
Based on 551 ratings
2016 Ratings: #23
April 29, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
ATO / Label
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

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.

RakkSmells
94
...so I thought, what if I made a review that looped for infinity? And that's exactly what I just did. Here it is.

Nonagon Infinity is what it is. An album where every track fades into each other nearly seamlessly, and it loops right back to the very start at the end. (Apart from an annoying second of silence on the Spotify version.) Are King Gizzard able to pull it off? They're King Gizzard, of course they are! The ENTIRE album slaps endlessly. It's loud, and it's fun, and it's a real ... read more
Inglume
90
Most used sentence of the day: "NONAGON INFINITY OPENS THE DOOR."

In anticipation of INFEST THE RATS' NEST, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at Nonagon Infinity, the album that got me (and many others) into King Gizzard. I must say, for an album that's incredibly repetitive and loops on and on and on, this actually holds up quite well! This is a psychedelic rock BANGER!

King Gizzard's fusions of psychedelic rock are wild, fascinating and imaginative, ... read more
charlie17
86
I'm still waiting for the first track to end. It's been 4 days.
PipePanic
100
Nonagon Infinity opens the door. Nonagon Infinity opens the door. Wait for the answer to open the door. Nonagon Infinity opens the door.

Yep. You read that rating right. I've officially given into the Gizzverse. And who can really blame me? This album is like a damn drug! It's a explosive, gigantic, mesmerizing, epic, enchanting, never-ending mountain of prog-rock goodness that is the heavy gift that keeps on giving. It's a dusty, evil and endlessly entertaining record that has got a firm hand ... read more
WhatTheFunk
90
ROCK IS NOT DEAD! According to some people, rock has become completely obsolete, a nice genre for the nostalgic fans. However, the current psychedelic scene has nothing to envy to San Francisco psych-rock of the 60s. Since Tame Impala became a pop band, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard have become in a few years the masters of the new psychedelic rock scene. With KG&LW, we have done everything. We have moved our head with "In Your Mind Fuzz", we have chilled on ... read more
Purchasing Nonagon Infinity from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

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
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (112)
Hunk
ILikeMusicLiamB
akemp53
chriszemaitis
thankyoubranch
hazelspacecadet
Jabberwocky
JohnCorner
Beetlebumer
JackSkull


Added on: March 10, 2016