hey folks, welcome to some discography reviews. i’ve been writing music reviews for some friends in a discord server for a few years now in various forms, but i figured i’d like to get them all in a more centralized space, so here we are! this first series of reviews is a review of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s discography, starting in 2011 with Willoughby’s Beach and running right into 2021 with Butterfly 3000. this review was originally written in August 2021.

welcome back! releasing the same year as Oddments, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz is their 5th studio album and man i’m gonna be boggling until this project is over about their release schedule. 

so the first four tracks here form a kinda longer suite, and were on a friend’s playlist (i mentioned it in the first post, and it which will come up frequently during this discog review) that introduced me to the band. they all slap. like. seriously. i love the I’m In Your Mind movement. so fucking good. despite really loving these tracks, i never came back the album until this review. bummer. Cellophane is great, and I’m In Your Mind Fuzz brings a lot of the vibes of the whole segment together into a fever dream of hooks and delicious psychedelic riffs. real good.

after some discussion with friends that framed this as their first attempt at an album-long song, i really like how it iterates and reintroduces parts of itself throughout. I’m excited to hear and dig into their work like this as the project goes on. 

Empty and Hot Water don’t do a ton for me but are nice. i really like Am I in Heaven?. def not as much as the beginning of the album but it is the highlight of the tail end – the Slow Jams and Satan Speeds Up have some real nice sections but on the whole it’s not really something that engages me closely.

faves – I’m In Your Mind, I’m Not In Your Mind, Cellophane, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

dislikes –

on the whole this was a really good listen. i really truly adored the opening movement – the songs flow into each other so well and there’s such a fun exploration of sound. i like the rest of the album as well, but most of it definitely doesn’t catch me with anywhere near as much energy as the first bit.

I’m In Your Mind Fuzz – 8/10

next time we’ll be taking a look at Quarters!

first: Willoughby’s Beach | previous: Oddments | next: Quarters!

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