20 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nearly a decade into their recording careers, Only Revolutions is the sound of Biffy Clyro turning their riffaholic formula into an art form. Channeling the riotous energy of their pulse-quickening live shows, this is a blistering collection of songs that sprints from the giddy desert rock of “Bubbles” (given the royal seal by a Josh Homme guitar solo) to the black-skied balladry at the heart of “Many of Horror” (which was handed an unlikely afterlife thanks to a UK reality TV juggernaut) with effortless ease. A vital, vibrant victory lap.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Nearly a decade into their recording careers, Only Revolutions is the sound of Biffy Clyro turning their riffaholic formula into an art form. Channeling the riotous energy of their pulse-quickening live shows, this is a blistering collection of songs that sprints from the giddy desert rock of “Bubbles” (given the royal seal by a Josh Homme guitar solo) to the black-skied balladry at the heart of “Many of Horror” (which was handed an unlikely afterlife thanks to a UK reality TV juggernaut) with effortless ease. A vital, vibrant victory lap.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings

Hmm...

Austin Brooks

Sounds a bit like Manchestra Orchestra

Mon the Biff

TheShadMan

This album is one of their best. They are a great band.

Amazing!

izzyninja223

This album is certainly the best of Biffy, puzzle is an amazing album but biffy seems to continue to pump out amazing songs. Every song on this album is excellent and this is completely worth buying. Not only is the album full of hard rock riffs such as Golden Rule, but it includes soothing and orchesteral instruments that really add to the overall sound of the album. I would not hesitate buying this.

About Biffy Clyro

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 their first EP, Thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, via the Electric Honey record label, the band managed to secure some airplay on Scotland's BBC, which opened the way to even more exposure on the Scottish music scene. Not long after, the trio signed a recording contract with Beggars Banquet and offered their first single, "27," in October 2000. In the following months, the group played numerous live shows, including one opening slot for their longtime idols Weezer. In February 2002, the crew offered yet another single, simply titled "57," before the release of their long-awaited debut full-length, Blackened Sky, issued in March of that same year.

A year later, the more elaborate The Vertigo of Bliss appeared. Constant touring to support the album kept the band busy until mid-2004 when they recorded Infinity Land, which was released late in the year. Three years later the successful single "Saturday Superhouse" announced the coming of their fourth album, Puzzle. In 2009, Biffy Clyro released their fifth studio album, Only Revolutions. Featuring such singles as "Mountains," "Bubbles," and "Many of Horror," the album was both a critical and commercial success, going platinum in 2010 and earning several accolades including a Mercury Music Prize nomination. In 2012, Biffy Clyro released an online video trailer announcing their forthcoming sixth studio album, Opposites. A sprawling, ambitious work balancing prog rock with mainstream, radio-ready pop, Opposites was released in 2013. Buoyed by the single "Black Chandelier," the album became the band's first ever to hit number on the U.K. album charts. The band also spent much of the year headlining their second world tour.

Biffy Clyro returned in 2016 with the full-length album Ellipsis. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse), the album featured the singles "Wolves of Winter" and "Animal Style." They went on to promote the album with an open-air set in Glasgow, and headlined the Reading & Leeds festival in 2016 and the Download Festival in 2017. November of 2017 saw the group perform a stripped-back, unplugged set at London's prestigious Roundhouse. The performance was released as a live album the following spring and featured a cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." ~ Mario Mesquita Borges

ORIGIN
Glasgow, Scotland
FORMED
1995

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