Biffy Clyro – 'Opposites' album review
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Tue Jan 29 2013
Biffy Clyro – 'Opposites'
- Rated as: 3/5
This double album from the blustering Scots rockers consolidates the band’s two sides – their nascent experimental alt-rock, and their latter stadium-straddling anthems. But despite its epic length (20 songs!) ‘Opposites’ rarely treads new ground. The few stylistic curveballs – including the delirious bagpipe wig-out of ‘Stingin’ Belle’ and the brass fanfares of ‘Spanish Radio’ – are welcome breaks from the sensitive lyrics, brawny riffs and hefty choruses of Biffy business as usual. Forays into hard-pop Feeder evocations (‘Biblical’) and humdrum balladry (‘Opposite’) suggest that, on this occasion, less would have been more.
Melodic alt rock with a pronounced Scottish accent – no, it’s not Biffy Clyro. Twin Atlantic are just as handy with a roof-raising melody, and are accumulating fans like nobody’s business. Their latest record is called ‘Great Divide’ – hear bits of it tonight.
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