• Record Label: KGLW
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2022
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Apr 22, 2022
    91
    Like a lot of the bands that inspired it, Omnium Gatherum is expansive, assorted, and at least a little self-indulgent, but that’s precisely what makes it brilliant.
  2. Apr 22, 2022
    90
    This is a band, ten years into their career, still at the height of their powers, rejuvenated and ready to show the world that you still can’t second-guess them.
  3. 80
    They ramp up the melodicism and play with all the gusto of musicians who have been separated for far too long.
  4. May 5, 2022
    73
    Omnium Gatherum proves King Gizzard still have a whole lot of it left in the tank.
  5. Apr 28, 2022
    70
    Taken as a complete album experience, it’s a little too all over the place to measure up to their most focused work, and its robust length is pretty intimidating. But as a smorgasbord of strange sonic shape-shifting, it’s a pretty fun listen.
  6. Mojo
    Apr 22, 2022
    60
    The rest can't quite compete [with the 18-minute The Dripping Tap], and is at its best on the contrasting Magenta mountain and Presumptous. [Jun 2022, p.84]
  7. Apr 22, 2022
    50
    It's the first truly disappointing album that the band have released and the first where they sound like they are running out of gas instead of hitting on all cylinders.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 24, 2022
    9
    One of Gizz's best projects. This record effectively covers most things that King Gizzard has been able to create successfully in the past.One of Gizz's best projects. This record effectively covers most things that King Gizzard has been able to create successfully in the past. From Thrash Metal to Dream Pop, this album has something to offer for everyone. In this album, they pull the best elements from their previous works (Infest the rats' nest, Sketches of Brunswick East, Butterfly 3000, etc.) as well as building on new ideas. These new concepts are seen in "Sadie Sorceress" and "The Grim Reaper" where we hear Amby and Mackenzie rapping.

    Due to how well their previous work has been covered here, this should now be the new record that new Gizz fans/people wanting to get into KGLW should listen to.

    Definitely top 5 King Gizzard albums, excited to see what else they come up with!
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  2. Apr 22, 2022
    7
    I wouldn't call this album bad by any means, but similar to "Gumboot soup", there is a little something for everyone.

    Most of these tracks
    I wouldn't call this album bad by any means, but similar to "Gumboot soup", there is a little something for everyone.

    Most of these tracks are obvious B-Sides to their previous batch of albums, just like they did on "Gumboot soup". Personally, I would have removed the rap tracks from this record and it would have been an 8.
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  3. Apr 26, 2022
    7
    Not their strongest effort yet, but not their weakest either. Never been crazy about their grab-bag albums, and I wish this had a moreNot their strongest effort yet, but not their weakest either. Never been crazy about their grab-bag albums, and I wish this had a more cohesive sound, but there’s a bunch of good individual tracks on here. Full Review »