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Ellipsis (Deluxe)

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The Scots’ hearty, bare-chested rock travels in surprising directions on their seventh album. The keening anthems remain—“Wolves of Winter”, “On a Bang” and “In the Name of the Wee Man” are bespoke stadium rousers—but the band’s confident explorations into emotive folk (“Medicine”), freak-out funk (“Flammable”) and twinkly country (“Small Wishes”) showcase a special band’s enduring capacity to intrigue.

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Terrible

This is the band the brought us Puzzle and Opposites. Remember this as you wonder what on earth happened with this album.

Biffy Clyro clearly want to make it big. Very big. And they've sought advice from the best of the industry: get tattoos, get skinny, lose the shirts, look all sensitive and hormonal, and get the sort of dirt that can only be applied by the finest image consultants and makeup artists. Then ditch the good songs. Add electronics everywhere, regardless of whether they fit the songs. Add faux emotion and vocal catches to everything you sing. Ditch the big lyrics and sing about what truly matters to teenagers, and nothing else. Get a chidren's choir in there - that's got to be a winner. Sing - without any irony at all - that "there's no I in team". I am not joking; I was nearly ill during Friends and Enemies - it really is that saccharine. And so cynical.

It's like the band asked David Brent to produce their album, telling him 'no matter what the cost, make us like One Direction'. And that's what he did. No matter what the cost.

Remember: This is the band the brought us Puzzle and Opposites. Two truly great albums. Then they delivered this. I truly don't understand how.

I'm sorry if you like Ellipsis - I mean no personal insult. But I truly believe this is one of the most dire and disappointing abums I've ever heard. Somehow they've mined deep, but gone past the gold and hit a seam of dross.

Oh dear.

Out of Ideas

I'm a pre-Puzzle fan, there I said it. Sadly, it seems as if these guys are completely running on empty - they used to squeeze more ideas into a single song than this entre record has.

Do yourself a favour and listen to Vertigo of Bliss or Infinity Land instead.

Quality

Buzzing to see these at Reading Festival

Biography

Formed: 1995 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Assembling in the late '90s, in the town of Kilmarnock, near Glasgow, Scotland, Biffy Clyro featured a three-piece lineup, fronted by vocalist and guitarist Simon Neil along with James Johnston (bass) and drummer Ben Johnston. Playing loud combinations of pop/rock, inspired by the music of bands like Weezer, Biffy Clyro first started by playing their aggressive pop tunes in the nearby Glasgow club scene, eventually enjoying a stable and enthusiastic response from their audiences. After releasing...
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