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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Paper Mache Dream Balloon

King_Gizzard_and_the_Lizard_Wizard-2015-PaperMacheDreamBalloon_cover-300x300King Gizzard’s seventh album, Paper Mache Dream Balloon, is nothing like their previous records, which leaned toward fuzzier garage rock.

Paper Mache Dream Balloon was recorded entirely on acoustic instruments and branches toward jazz-folk rock, reminiscent of Foxygen and some softer Thee Oh Sees. A few standouts on this album were “Sense” and “Most of What I Like,” mainly because the majority of the other songs on this record can tend to sound homogenous.

Paper Mache Dream Balloon works well as background music because of it’s lively and soft nature. It also uses the flute very tastefully, which is rare in rock music—see: Jethro Tull.

Recommended If You Like: Foxygen, Thee Oh Sees, Real Estate

Recommended Tracks: 1 (Sense), 11 (Most of What I Like), 2 (Bone)

Do Not Play: None

Written by Caroline Roe on 11/16/15