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Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Flying Microtonal Banana

Album number nine from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece who plan to release four more albums in 2017

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Heavenly Recordings
UK Release date
24/02/2017
US Release date
24/02/2017
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Especially welcome is the turn toward Middle Eastern and North African sounds on "Anoxia" and the title track. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    These are musical busybodies, always gravitating towards another daft and delirious idea
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    As the first of five planned albums for 2017, Flying Microtonal Banana will be hard for them to top
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Australian psych-rockers present ear-worm melodies in this audacious collection
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Rich, imaginative, and more than a little strange
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  6. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Is there a modern band as prolific and inventive as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard?
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  7. 7.5 |   The 405

    King Gizzard are easy to forgive and fun to like, showing that it’s more than a record about reliving psychedelic music’s prototypes
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  8. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    On this sprawling new album, the Australian psych-rock band hoists its freak flag a few inches higher up the pole. It flutters in a more gentle breeze
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  9. 7.2 |   Gig Soup

    ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ is equally as bonkers in musicality as its title suggests - yet its dynamic, ever-changing psychedelic rock certainly refreshes the industry palette
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  10. 7.0 |   Beardfood

    Some of their tricks we know by now, like one word choruses, but why change them if they work?
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  11. 7.0 |   Crack

    On Flying Microtonal Banana, their mix of experimentation, insatiably chugging rhythms, and classic psych screech-and-squawk, sounds so, so right
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  12. 7.0 |   The Music

    Despite the innovations, much of 'Flying Microtonal Banana' sounds exactly like the King Gizz we know
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  13. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    When so many others seem to do nothing but rewrite the classics, the one song Gizz do have is both malleable and completely entertaining
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  14. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    The band explored Eastern-influenced microtonal harmonies, but thankfully the record doesn't rely too heavily on replicating cultural sounds
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  15. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    That same old Gizzard flavor you know and love now with a new tuning recipe!
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Their devotion to a singular brand of rock is laudable
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  17. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    King Gizzard are a band that promise more wackiness than they can deliver
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  18. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The stylistic variation is nothing new but the sheer breadth of compositional variety is
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  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Hypnotic channels occasionally, degrade into ruts, but more often this is a fabulous freakout. Print edition only

  20. 6.0 |   Q

    Their gnarly jam band antics are wind-tunnel bracing. Print edition only

  21. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    There are some solid tracks here, but overall it suffers from a big what if. Perhaps instead of making five records this year, they should have made one?
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