K.G.

by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Released November 20, 2020 via KGLW

Reviewed December 1, 2020

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Intrasport (50%), Honey (50%) Ontology (40%)

On King Gizzard & the Lizard’s sixteenth studio album, K.G., we see the Australian six-piece once again experimenting with microtonal tuning, a technique they first used on 2017’s Flying Microtonal Banana. Similarly, K.G. also borrows heavily from Middle-Eastern folk music and other non-Western stylings, incorporating a number of different sounds and instruments to create a unique psychedelic sound. While the resulting ten tracks may not be the group’s most compelling effort, there are still plenty of irresistible grooves and unorthodox rhythms to enjoy on here. – Dominick (7.5/10)

While this project may feel like a lateral move in the band’s notably adventurous discography, it offers a very logical entry point into the groups sound. Given that even in the context of psych rock, King Gizzard regularly delivers an abnormally stimulating experience, it’s sensible that a slightly more boilerplate offering could grab hold with a new audience. K.G. is that album. This one should familiarize fans quickly with an otherwise perverse style of rock music and it gladly does so with few artistic sacrifices. – Enth (7.5/10)

On their latest album, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard take us on a psychedelic journey into the world of existentialism. With common themes of living within a simulation and the philosophy of life and consciousness, this album is sure to send you spiraling into an existential crisis and have you dancing the whole way through. It may not be their best work, but it is certainly a more than welcome addition to the band’s discography. – Hadley (7.5/10)


Dominick: 7.5/10 | Enth: 7.5/10 | Hadley: 7.5/10 | Pax: 7.5/10

Cam: 7.3/10 | Daniel: 7/10