King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club - Sketches of Brunswick East
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #513 / 876
User Score
Based on 334 ratings
2017 Ratings: #400
Liked by 3 people
August 17, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Flightless, ATO, Heavenly / Label
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A fluid, effortless and absorbing listen, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard aren’t just one the industry’s most prolific bands, they are also one of the world’s best.
It proves to be a winning combination all around, with Brettin's warped pop sensibilities mingling nicely with the sonic exploration that the lads of Gizzard do so well.
The whole album has a casual, freewheeling vibe, but it’s a testament to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s unity that it holds together so well.

Their third and greatest album of 2017 so far, Sketches of Brunswick East is brimming with lush, psych-jazz melodies and quintessential Gizzard quirks.

Loud and Quiet

Though it feels natural to let these chilled passages float into the background, this is an album that rewards intent listening and obsessive fans.

The Needle Drop
King Gizzard makes an album with Mild High Club.
Discography Diaries #1: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Album #11: Sketches of Brunswick East
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Date: 24/06/2020
Time: 8:00PM

Moving onto the 3rd of the 2017 albums from King Gizzard we have Sketches of Brunswick East and this isn't just a King Gizz record, it is also a collaborative effort with Psychedelic Pop artists, Mild High Club. This time around they've to make a mellow, psychedelic, Jazz-Rock effort and I feel like an album like this could work as ... read more
King Gizzard team up with the psychedelic pop group Mild High Club for Sketches of Brunswick East, a jazz-rock album that might not be their most exciting or innovative work, but works good as background music or as a relaxed jazz-rock album. Sketches goes down a much calmer and more mellow route than some of their previous albums, while still having a lot of fun and psychedelic instrumentation. There are also some really great tracks on here, such as The Book, A Journey To (S)hell and The ... read more
I still can't figure out exactly why, but I really have fun listening to this so it would not make sense for me to rate this as low as most people are doing.
I really enjoy it when King Gizzard do those laid-back sounding tracks and albums (that's why I also love Paper Mâché Dream Balloon). In this case, it sounds pleasing to the ear, with the basslines being very well tied into the songs, while still getting a very small hint to the psychedelic garage rock sound we are used to. ... read more
At some point when I started going through King Gizzards discography, I thought that i'd be able to listen to them all by the time the new album comes out. Yeah that worked out well...

Anyway, I had pretty low expectations for this album. Mellow King Gizz isn't really my favorite type of sound from King Gizz (more of a personal thing I know but still something to note), so I really wanted this album to just be done as soon as it started...but then the more I listened and opened my mind to King ... read more
Epic background music.

Favorite Track: Countdown

Least Favorite Track: The Book
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Track List

  1. Sketches of Brunswick East I
  2. Countdown
  3. D-Day
  4. Tezeta
  5. Cranes, Planes, and Migraines
  6. The Spider and Me
  7. Sketches of Brunswick East II
  8. Dusk to Dawn on Lygon Street
  9. The Book
  10. A Journey to (S)hell
  11. Rolling Stoned
  12. You Can Be Your Silhouette
  13. Sketches of Brunswick East III
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Added on: August 2, 2017