AOTY 2019
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 223 ratings
2017 Ratings: #362
December 31, 2017 / Release Date
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The Aussie psych-rock group’s fifth album of 2017 is anything but a tossed-off afterthought, showing a new dedication to pop craftsmanship.

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Though not stylistically consistent, Gumboot Soup is one of the strongest batches of songs King Gizzard put out in 2017.

Gumboot Soup, from what I can gather, is basically a mix of all their different sounds and musical styles, having elements from pretty much every album. I mean, christ, they even have track that inspired Infest The Rats Nest! Tracks like Greenhouse Heat Death and The Great Chain Of Being sound like songs that could easily be on that album, with the extremely hard guitars and Stu's growling vocals. I mean, if anything, this album is more of a collection of tracks than anything. It's a big mix of ... read more

Gumboot Soup has always been an oddity to me. It's an incredibly interesting album for some reason, and through all the phases I've gone through with King Gizzard, it has always stood out. Before I was even a fan of the band, Gumboot Soup's album cover was always the first image I associated with them when I heard their name. After becoming a fan, it stood out as their poppiest album of 2017 that lacked cohesion and focus. After becoming an even bigger fan, it stood out as one of their ... read more
A solid last album of what of the most hard-working band last year. Great work King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. :)
in anticipation of INFEST THE RAT'S NEST tomorrow, i thought i'd review a Gizz album! i couldn't decide which one to do, so i randomized it and got Gumboot Soup. Gumboot has never been one of my favorite Gizz releases - i crave the more cohesive album experiences than what's essentially a b-sides record. however, they're still fucking King Gizzard. even their b-sides are pretty incredible, so while it's not gonna place very high in my personal favorite Gizz records, it's still an album ... read more
The perfect mix between smooth, laid-back king gizzard and crazy, psychedelic king gizzard. And, even if that sacrifices the cohesiveness of the album, I feel like it is worthy. It was the perfect closer to the band's busy 2017, having elements from each album that was released that year.

FAV TRACKS: Beginner's Luck, Barefoot Desert, Muddy Water, Down The Sink, The Last Oasis, I'n Sleepin' In
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Track List

  1. Beginner's Luck 
  2. Greenhouse Heat Death
  3. Barefoot Desert 
  4. Muddy Water 
  5. Superposition 
  6. Down The Sink 
  7. The Great Chain Of Being 
  8. The Last Oasis
  9. All Is Known 
  10. I'm Sleepin' In
  11. The Wheel
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Added on: December 30, 2017