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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Although emo is often thought of as a direct descendent of punk and alternative, the genre's tricky song structures oftentimes teeter toward prog territory. Case in point: Puzzle, the fourth full-length by Ayrshire, Scotland's favorite sons, Biffy Clyro. While the riffs and singalong choruses bear a resemblance to Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, it's no secret that the members of this trio obviously know the ins and outs of their respective instruments -- this is certainly not the sound of a band still finding its footing. "Saturday Superhouse" somehow manages to not sound far removed from all the fresh-faced MTV darlings, while also including enough interesting bits to not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Although emo is often thought of as a direct descendent of punk and alternative, the genre's tricky song structures oftentimes teeter toward prog territory. Case in point: Puzzle, the fourth full-length by Ayrshire, Scotland's favorite sons, Biffy Clyro. While the riffs and singalong choruses bear a resemblance to Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, it's no secret that the members of this trio obviously know the ins and outs of their respective instruments -- this is certainly not the sound of a band still finding its footing. "Saturday Superhouse" somehow manages to not sound far removed from all the fresh-faced MTV darlings, while also including enough interesting bits to not sound like a mere mainstream rock rehash. Harder to pin down tracks such as "Who's Got a Match?" bring to mind the quirky pop of Supergrass, and "Semi-Mental" is comparable to Weezer -- if they spent more time studying their Rush records instead of Cheap Trick ones. Released in the U.K. several months ahead of the U.S., Puzzle already has a head start in the buzz sweepstakes -- it's a certified smash overseas (nearly topping the album charts at number two, while "Saturday Superhouse" almost reached the Top Ten on the singles charts). [This U.S. version of Puzzle splits the first track, "Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies," into two parts to provide for a separate "Intro."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861797621
  • Catalog Number: 179762
  • Sales rank: 83,427

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Biffy Clyro Primary Artist
Graeme Revell Conductor
Steve Bryant Violin
Simon James Violin
John Pilskog Violin
Charles Stevens Choir, Chorus
Clark Story Violin
Dorothy Lawson Cello
Tim Garland Violin
Rajan Krishnaswami Cello
Scott Ligocki Viola
Ben Kaplan Keyboards
Jennifer Ivester Choir, Chorus
Simon Neil Group Member
Sue Jane Bryant Viola
Deborah Stephens Choir, Chorus
Lara Papadakis Choir, Chorus
Maria Johnson Choir, Chorus
Mike Norman Keyboards, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Graeme Revell Orchestration, Choir Arrangement
Mike Fraser Engineer
Reed Ruddy Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Andy VanDette Digital Editing
Roger Lian Digital Editing
Robin Nash Drum Technician
Ben Kaplan Engineer, Digital Editing
Biffy Clyro Composer
Simon Neil Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Best Alternative Rock in 10 years

    I first discovered Biffy Clyro through the british magazine "Rock Sound" and have been enthralled ever since. The amount of emotional energy put into every track on this album is absolutely incredible. Every song sounds creatively unique in its own way and the album truely flows like a vivid musical wave of imagination. After seeing them live twice in the states you can really feel the energy they put into their music.

    This is a rock band I would recommend anyone to check out, the energy is incredible.

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