Only Revolutions

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Understandably pleased with the success of their mainstream breakthrough album, Puzzle (2007), Biffy Clyro don't change much on the follow-up effort, Only Revolutions. Like Puzzle, it finds the Scottish alternative rockers at their most immediate and accessible. Once again they work with producer Garth Richardson and smooth out the rougher aspects of their early recordings, the Beggars Banquet albums Blackened Sky (2002), The Vertigo of Bliss (2003), and Infinity Land (2004). They restrain their prog tendencies, keeping the songs short and concise, and amplify their melodic side, recording with a full orchestra. They include a few mellow tunes on Only Revolutions, "God...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Understandably pleased with the success of their mainstream breakthrough album, Puzzle (2007), Biffy Clyro don't change much on the follow-up effort, Only Revolutions. Like Puzzle, it finds the Scottish alternative rockers at their most immediate and accessible. Once again they work with producer Garth Richardson and smooth out the rougher aspects of their early recordings, the Beggars Banquet albums Blackened Sky (2002), The Vertigo of Bliss (2003), and Infinity Land (2004). They restrain their prog tendencies, keeping the songs short and concise, and amplify their melodic side, recording with a full orchestra. They include a few mellow tunes on Only Revolutions, "God & Satan," "Many of Horror," and "Know Your Quarry," yet Biffy Clyro are still at their best when they let it rip. "That Golden Rule," "Bubbles," "Mountains," and "Booooom, Blast & Ruin" are highly charged rockers that race along quickly and shift gears often. These album highlights are edgy and rock hard, yet they're graced with memorable hooks and melodies at the same time. Now and then the band's pop
ock is off balance, for instance the album opener, "The Captain," which leans too far toward pop for comfort. Among the standout rockers, the previously released "Mountains" from 2008 and the lead single "That Golden Rule" are both great, and "Bubbles" is even better. Featuring Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age on second guitar, "Bubbles" has it all -- hammering riffs, adventurous jams, ear-pleasing chorus, sharp dynamics -- and it's the album's longest and most satisfying song, rocking for a full five minutes whereas most other songs on Only Revolutions are over and done with a minute or two sooner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 825646829934
  • Catalog Number: 82993
  • Sales rank: 64,542

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Captain (3:43)
  2. 2 That Golden Rule (3:49)
  3. 3 Bubbles (5:01)
  4. 4 God & Satan (3:09)
  5. 5 Born On a Horse (2:49)
  6. 6 Mountains (3:21)
  7. 7 Shock Shock (3:03)
  8. 8 Many of Horror (4:18)
  9. 9 Booooom, Blast & Ruin (3:16)
  10. 10 Cloud of Stink (2:55)
  11. 11 Know Your Quarry (3:29)
  12. 12 Whorses (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Biffy Clyro Primary Artist
Sid Page Violin
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Joel Derouin Violin
Julie Feves Bass Clarinet
James Johnston Group Member
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Joe Meyer French Horn
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Vladimir Polimatidi Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Doug Tornquist Tuba
John Wittenberg Violin
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Sara Parkins Violin
Julian Hallmark Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Ben Kaplan Keyboards
Ben Johnston Group Member
Simon Neil Group Member
Erika Duke Cello
Philip Vaiman Violin
Gerardo Hilera Violin
Steve Richards Cello
Rudolph Stein Cello
Steven Holtman Trombone
David Campbell Conductor
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jonathan Sacdalan Bass Clarinet
Ken Terke Violin
Joshua Homme Guitar
Technical Credits
Warren Entner Management
GGGarth Producer
Bill Mims Engineer
Jamie Muhoberac Programming
David Schiffman Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Ben Kaplan Programming, Engineer
Biffy Clyro Composer, Producer
Simon Neil Composer
Wesley Seidman Engineer
John O'Mahony Pro-Tools
David Campbell Arranger
Paul Suarez Pro-Tools
Dee Bahl Management
Alex H.N. Gilbert Artist
Steve Zapp Booking
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