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Album Review: The Myth of the Happily Ever After by Biffy Clyro
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This is how you flip the script
Biffy Clyro is a band that has always felt like they're a few missing puzzle pieces away from creating a masterpiece. While there are diehard followers who will most assuredly disagree with that sentiment, it's still tough to crown anything they've done as truly one-of-a-kind. Their brand, for better or worse, has always been comprised of anthemic/bombastic pop-rock, with some post-hardcore and other alternative rock influences sprinkled throughout for good measure.
"This is how you fuck it from the start," explains 'Dumdum', the opening track on, 'The Myth Of The Happily Ever After', Biffy Clyro's ninth album. Though thankfully not a prophetic lyric in terms of quality, it does rather eloquently sum up both the mood of the album, and the milieu in which it was written. Coming quickly off the back of last year's 'Celebration Of Endings', one would be forgiven for assuming the record might share much of that albums inherent optimism, especially given the similarities between the two albums' artwork.