King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - L.W.
Feb 25, 2021
78
Seems like they really stick with these ugly ass covers. This should be called W, because i don't see any L's.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard return once again with the continuation of K.G., L.W. And yea, it's good. It's actually better them it's prequel, by far.

K.G. played with some interesting ideas, but they really played it way too safe with that one, end ng up in having a record with way too many samey songs, resulting into an unmemorable project that everybody forgot about quite fast. With all of that in mind, LW is superior. Why? Because it's much more bolder then it's predecessor. It hits the right spot and it becomes what KG, essentially, tried to do, improving on almost everything that album tried.

The vocals, delivered by Stu, are definetly something that mak es KG look like a dried fishie. They are catchier and more vivid, automatically standing out in the mix of things that happen in this chaotic experience. The lyrics where good on both albums, touching a lot of interesting themes, like being weak in front of danger (on "Pleura"), not being above the law (on "Supreme Ascendancy"), or mental peace (on "Ataraxia"). Since it's a psychedelic rock album or, how i like to call it, a goddamn "stoner" record, it doesn't focus on lyrics that much, most of them being really minimalistic, the vocals and instrumental carrying you over the experience, but the small things they written here are suggesting a lot of nice shit.

When it comes to the instrumentals, they are very similar to what KG has presented, with very few differences. It still messes with your head really well, the acidic sound melting your brain as you listen and essentially transforming you into a Shaggy. That kinda makes a lot of songs feel samey, but they vary in a perfect amount, so the record does't feel disjointed whatsoever. You feel like you are on acid, and it's lit.

As for the tracklist, i like every song on this, with my least favourite probably being East West Link, since i forgot about it real fucking quick.The outro that represents the link to KG, "K.G.L.W." is the best song on it, by far, and i think we can all agree on that one. That stoner-metal shit goes hard asf. I really want to see a metal Shaggy now, because, for some reason, i enjoy thinking that Shaggy is the lead vocalist of this. It just makes it weirder lmao.

Anyways, this is really enjoyable and huge step-up from KG. Improvements always sound nice.

Peaceee, like a stoner, baby! Duuuude...

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Low 8
GF Rating: 68/100
5 Comments
Feb 25, 2021
wdym this cover is awesome!
Mar 2, 2021
Couldn't disagree with you more tbh
Mar 2, 2021
Wdym everyone forgot about KG??? It's easily my favorite album of the last year, still fairly popular in the fanbase, and spawned possibly their most successful single ever (Intrasport)
Mar 3, 2021
I agree with everything.... but the art :'( I love the KG and LW aesthetic! nonetheless, great review!
Mar 3, 2021
Ayy it aint my fault it looks like cheese, but i like the album;)))
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