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Mildlife - Phase
Mildlife
Phase
85
Jun 18
Dream - Mask
Dream
Mask
5
May 29

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Alleanox -
100
If there's one album that sums up what King Gizzard is all about, it's this one.

This is the band coming into their own style and playing at their best. It takes the fast, noisy garage rock from 12 Bar Bruise and the EPs, and blends it together with the psychedelic grooviness found on Float Along and Oddments. These ideas have been refined and perfected to reach their full potential on this album, and the result is a loud, fun, and psychedelic 42 minutes. This thing is my desert island ... read more

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Alleanox -
70
EDIT: Bumped up to a 70, it's starting to grow on me.

I've really wanted to love these past two King Gizzard records, but they just feel flawed.

I definitely see what the band has been trying to go for on these past two albums. They are taking elements from their previous projects, and combining them to create a new sound which summarizes their identity (hence making them self-titled). I think that's part of what has made these two albums weaker than their earlier works; instead of innovating ... read more
Alleanox -
90
This album sounds like John Dwyer is hitting me over the head with his guitar, I love it.

This thing is insane, it takes some seriously skilled musicians to be able to make something this fucked up. They've taken the concept of garage rock and stripped it down to the bare minimum; there's no bass guitar, no kick on the drums, and Dwyer's vocals are so distorted you can't even make out anything hes saying. These guys have so much energy they can't even stay on a single song for over two ... read more

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