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.
Ignore the silly name: this tipped Welsh indie rock foursome are actually pretty good, packing big riffs, fuzzy bass and emotive vocals into a sound that makes them come across like a cleaner Biffy Clyro.
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