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Butterfly 3000

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Butterfly 3000

Album number eighteen from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece and second release of 2021

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    The work of a band with a million ideas and the skills to make them all work like a dream. In this case, a shiny, happy dream that leaves the sleeper feeling refreshed and at peace upon awakening
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  2. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A modular synthesis, melancholic major scale ethereal masterpiece
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    Where King Gizzard fully embraces the groove ‘Butterfly 3000’ is a real treat
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Full of surprising innovations, it errs constantly between confusion and brilliance
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Purists who flinched when Tame Impala began to morph into a hairier Da¢ Punk may be similarly nonplussed by the sextet’s turn toward blissed-out dance-rock, but everyone else will have a lot of fun. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    All coalesces, near-inexplicably, as yet another excellent album. Print edition only

  7. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Album number 18 was recorded in the band’s homes during the pandemic, and trades psych-rock blitzes for a finely-woven sprawl of synth programming and MIDI sequences
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    You could call Butterfly 3000 the least King Gizzard album of their career — there is next-to-no distortion or guitar riff theatrics. Nevertheless, it's a refreshing departure from the psychedelic garage records the band has released in the past few years
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  9. 6.0 |   NME

    It’s no hot Gizz summer, but 18 albums in and the Aussie garage-psych rockers are far from burning out any time soon
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