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  • Summary: The latest full-length studio release for the Australian psychedelic rock band features elements from blues music.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 30, 2019
    85
    Watching this band evolve is pure joy. And with budding rumors of a second 2019 release, King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard seem to be continuing to push boundaries even further.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Fishing For Fishies encapsulates many of their musical charms, foregrounds their deeper lyrical concerns and also shows they don't need to rely on gimmicks to get their point across. [Jun 2019, p.25]
  3. Mojo
    May 1, 2019
    80
    This time around, the Gizz's experiments have resulted in a compelling macrame of blues, rock, electronica, country and more besides. [Jun 2019, p.90]
  4. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    Closer ‘Cyboogie’, the cheesy, sci-fi-inspired lead single from the LP, is by far the most tepid of the set, as if marking the roll of the end-credits and a collective sigh of relief. With that being said, do not doubt that King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard still know how to kick ass.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    May 3, 2019
    70
    This thirteenth album finds them starting to sound like a band who deserve the billing [at Alexandra Palace]. [Jun 2019, p.85]
  6. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2019
    60
    Here they lean too heavily on space-age boogie-rock. [Jul 2019, p.110]
  7. Apr 26, 2019
    48
    It’s a shame to see a band with such clear skill and experimental prowess release an album as doltish as Fishing for Fishies, especially considering that, not so long ago, they managed to release five good albums in a single year. There is very little joy involved in listening to these nine songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Solid record. Not as progressive as their other records, but man does this album slap. It's a solid 42 minutes of pure fun. This album may notSolid record. Not as progressive as their other records, but man does this album slap. It's a solid 42 minutes of pure fun. This album may not be for everyone and if you don't like it the you'll probably like one of their other albums, although I do recommend giving this one a chance. Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2019
    9
    It's a little disappointing that everything is in equal temperament and only one song is in 11/4 time, but on the second listen I was able toIt's a little disappointing that everything is in equal temperament and only one song is in 11/4 time, but on the second listen I was able to let go of expectations and realize that it slaps. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2019
    9
    They ditch the prog-metal in favor of a Tame Impala meets Canned Heat sound that effortlessly fuses a wide range of elements into aThey ditch the prog-metal in favor of a Tame Impala meets Canned Heat sound that effortlessly fuses a wide range of elements into a psychedelic blues-rock style. Expand
  4. May 8, 2019
    7
    Overall, I love the topic/concept and some of the songs definitely stand out as great tracks, however a felt like a lot of the beginningOverall, I love the topic/concept and some of the songs definitely stand out as great tracks, however a felt like a lot of the beginning tracks sounded too similar to one another. I also enjoy the take on the blues, but the harmonica gets to be too much at times. solid record though Expand
  5. May 21, 2019
    6
    What else is a band to do with so many guns and horses except beat the horses dead?