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The sharp post-hardcore-tinged tones of Scotland’s Biffy Clyro have been slowly eroding as the band’s popularity has soared. Opposites embraces a more accessible stadium-rock style compared to 2009‘s Only Revolutions, yet spreads Biffy a little too thinly over more than an hour’s worth of material, allowing only spurts of ambitious song-writing from frontman Simon Neil.

Opposites is at its strongest when it separates its uplifting phrases from its more melancholic ones. These two disparate vibes are too closely interlinked on ‘Different People’ and ‘The Thaw’, making for uneasy changes in tone. Once they are separated though, the band come into their anthemic element on ‘Sounds Like Balloons’, and create a haunting synth-backed lament on ‘Skylight’. Read more here: http://bit.ly/154CuDu

 

Biffy Clyro score first ever Official UK Number One album

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Biffy Clyro have scored their first ever Official UK Album Chart Number One with ‘Opposites’. The Scottish rockers sixth studio album sold an impressive 75,000 copies in its first week, eclipsing the 43,000 previous album ‘Only Revolutions‘ sold, to debut in at the top, according to the Official Charts Company.

The double album is the highest selling new entry of 2013 so far and has knocked ‘Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Cast Recording’ down to Number Two in the Official UK Album Chart.

Meanwhile, thirty five years after its original release, Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rumours‘ is back in the charts. The seminal album, which has been reissued, enters the chart at Number 3. Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events’ is at Number Four and Justin Bieber‘s ‘Believe’ is at Number Five.

For more on Biffy Clyro and the story behind ‘Opposites’, pick up a copy of this week’s NME digitally or at newsstands now or read here: http://bit.ly/UjeXhg

New track taken from forthcoming sixth album “Opposites”. The video was directed by Big TV, and is the second clip the band have released ahead of their forthcoming record ‘Opposites’, following ‘Stingin’ Belle’ earlier this year. ‘Black Chandelier’ will be released on January 14 with the digital format featuring two new, non-album songs: ‘The Rain’ and ‘Thundermonster’.

‘Opposites’ is due for release on January 28th, 2013 and will feature two discs, subtitled ‘The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones’ and ‘The Land At The End Of Our Toes’. The album will be available on CD/DVD and digital download, as well in a limited edition boxset. The follow-up to the Scottish trio’s 2009 platinum selling LP ‘Only Revolutions’ will comprise 20 tracks as listed below.

The DVD will contain a ‘making of’ documentary which sees the band recording the LP in Los Angeles. The boxset includes a 12-inch heavyweight double vinyl, A5 songbook, guitar tab sheets, ‘Play Along’ CD and Super 8 film cells.

The ‘Opposites’ tracklisting is:

‘The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones’:
‘Stingin’ Belle’
‘Sounds Like Balloons’
‘Biblical’
‘The Joke’s On Us’
‘Black Chandelier’
‘A Girl And His Cat’
‘Opposite’
‘The Fog’
‘Little Hospitals’
‘The Thaw’

‘The Land At The End Of Our Toes’:
‘Different People’
‘Modern Magic Formula’
‘Spanish Radio’
‘Victory Over The Sun’
‘Pocket’
‘Trumpet Or Tap’
‘Skylight’
‘Accident Without Emergency’
‘Woo Woo’
‘Picture A Knife Fight’

(article taken from NME.com)

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