AOTY 2019
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #141 / 725
User Score
Based on 307 ratings
2017 Ratings: #81
November 17, 2017 / Release Date
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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
88
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
MiaWatterson
95
Polygdodnmszkakskksjssjwanaland
PipePanic
80
The King Gizz binge is almost done boys!

This is probably the most 'Dungeons and Dragons' album i've heard in recent years. It's almost a medieval type album, with the sounds of this record making me feel like i'm scaling a mountain in the rain while i'm carrying a sword to attack a dragon. It's a really grand, epic, complexly unpredictable and intensely unique album that simply refuses to compromise, despite it being on of King Gizzards most accessible works to date. It's a weird uneasy chill ... read more
MinatoArisato
65
Polygondwanaland is a fairly standard Gizzard record, not anything too out there and pretty much their basic psychedelic rock sound, whilst this record does have some solid tracks, there are other rock and King Gizzard albums that offer me what this album can and more.

Best Track: Crumbling Castle
Worst Track: Searching...
Knxckebeatz
87
Best one so far
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#17/Pitchfork (Rock)

Track List

  1. Crumbling Castle
  2. Polygondwanaland
  3. The Castle In The Air
  4. Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet
  5. Inner Cell
  6. Loyalty
  7. Horology
  8. Tetrachromacy
  9. Searching...
  10. The Fourth Colour
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