Biffy Clyro – 'Opposites' album review

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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.


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The reliably excellent Aberdeen headliners play poppy post-hardcore, like Biffy Clyro but with their punk credentials intact.

  1. Boston Music Room 178 Junction Rd, N19 5QQ
  2. Fri Nov 14
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