King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #425 / 898
User Score
Based on 549 ratings
2017 Ratings: #84
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

‘Polygondwanaland’ is another stellar entry in King Gizzard near-flawless 2017 run; but to say that it’s merely good is to miss the point entirely.

80
AllMusic
Their fourth album of 2017 may not be their most exciting of the year, but it is their strongest and shows that King Gizzard don't need any bells and whistles added to make a great psychedelic splash.
80
Northern Transmissions
A detailed, far-flung escapade in sound, meaning and existence, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – with its plethora of instrumentalists (harmonica players, flute player, to name a few) and singers – present a tale of mystery, discovery and intrigue, wrapped in a grand tapestry of sounds.
80
GIGsoup
At the very least, it’s another smash from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, they’ve had one hell of a 2017, and this album has confirmed just that.
72
Pitchfork

Prog rock is a genre known for disregarding traditional structures and often failing to land perfectly, so King Gizzard drag it out of the basement and into broad daylight with Polygondwanaland to make every triumph and flaw visible.

70
The Needle Drop
King Gizzard has released a proggy new album into the public domain, and it's perhaps the band's most holistic and ambitious effort this year.
RakkSmells
85
In King Gizzard's 12th studio album, I am happy to announce that the copyrights for this album are rightfully owned by me. So for this review, I'm going to be reviewing my own album!

My album Polygondwanaland is a masterpiece. One of the greatest albums ever conceived by man. 10/10, you're wrong if you disagree. Man, crazy how I can make so much good music, right?

Nah, but all that aside, Polygondwanaland is an incredibly solid album with some more prog-rock type elements that feels sort of ... read more
MasterCrackfox
76
KG&tLW Speed Run: Part 4 of ??? - This Album Belongs to You

Ten years prior to the release of Polygondwanaland Radiohead released the album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-want album, making it the first album to ever be released like this by a major artist or group. King Gizzard, in their typical fashion, took this concept to a whole new level by releasing the master tapes, vinyl masters, and artwork for Polygondwanaland online. The group announced that the album belonged to everyone, and ... read more
MickyT
83
Discography Diaries #1: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Album #12: Polygondwanaland
Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Date: 25/06/2020
Time: 7:30PM

On to the 12th album in King Gizz's discography and the 4th of the 2017 albums, Polygondwanaland. With this instalment in the bands catalogue we see the band use a lot more of a progressive rock element that blends to their normal sound of psychy garage rock. They pretty much try culminate a lot of what they've done up to this point, ... read more
knewnie
90
this album is split into 4 different stories - Crumbling Castle, Polygondwanaland - Deserted Dunes, Inner Cell - Horology, and Tetrachromacy - The Fourth Color. i'll go into each individually

PART 1. CRUMBLING CASTLE.
fuck this song is amazing. their longest song since Head On/Pill, one of my all-time favorite Gizz songs. it's no secret i'm a sucker for long songs with multiple phases, and this song is no exception. Crumbling Castle manages to keep me engaged and rocking the fuck out for the ... read more
SnowyFighter
84
Polygondwanakickmyasswithsomegreattunes

I didn't really expect this to be my favorite giz album up until this point but it is. I love this record. I love it's chill grooves, it's wacky riffs, and it's overall really fun songwriting. I really also love the vocals because they are actually very catchy, and they first so nicely into a lot of the grooves on this thing. Crumbling Castle is such a good opener and it doesn't feel lacking at all throughout its long runtime, and Horology is a standout ... read more
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Added on: November 14, 2017