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A Celebration Of Endings

Biffy Clyro

A Celebration Of Endings

Ninth album from the Scots alt.rock trio produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Rós, Frank Turner, Muse)

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  1. 10.0 |   Kerrang!

    Biffy Clyro have delivered an album of restless invention, substance and style that arrives like a spray of water on the arid expanse of this saddest of summers
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    It offers up a brand of gut-wrenching, defiant hope
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  3. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    ‘A Celebration of Endings’ finds Biffy Clyro in rich, untouchable form – a band at the peak of their powers
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Biffy Clyro continue to prove themselves titans on an experimental and thunderous ninth outing
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  5. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    On A Celebration of Endings, Biffy Clyro couldn’t care less about perception or expectation; to quote “Instant History”, this is the sound that they make, and they’re going all-in – no half measures
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  6. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    All in all, A Celebration of Endings is a curious, often potent blend of sounds and influences. While lyrically dark, its exploration is more often than not a very satisfying ride into the unknown
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Biffy Clyro are a metal band with heart
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Comeback for live music greats may lack audiences, but not ideas
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Lead single ‘Instant’ might have suggested a new direction for the Kilmarnock rockers, but their new album sees the band back doing what they’re best at, with a few surprises along the way
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    Unpredictable it may be. Biffy Clyro it definitely is, and its uplifting and optimism hook the perfect catharsis for a year that’s been nothing short of terrible
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    The Scottish trio return with a wildly diverse album that swings from frenzied riffage to rock balladry, all tied together with a message of hope
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  12. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A strong and varied offering
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  13. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Endings is ripe with evidence of meticulous mixing and production; everything from the across-the-board crispness of every instrument and vocal to the painstaking effort exercised to ensure the smallest of musical details remains noticeable
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  14. 8.0 |   Upset

    As the closing ‘Cop Syrup’ casts an eye back to their early days, it injects a much-needed unpredictability right at the death and shows that they can still avoid the pitfalls that most rock acts of this longevity slump into. This is a band that is still nowhere near finished
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  15. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Scottish alt-rock trio explore new possibilities on strong eighth album. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's glorious, elevating and energising stuff. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Q

    Biffy prove beyond doubt that they've got the idiosyncratic sewn up. Print edition only

  18. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Although it’s difficult to see many traces of any evolving going on here, Biffy Clyro have, as predicted, made another decent collection
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  19. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Scottish rock trio deliver an unresolved set of two halves
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  20. 4.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A rather vanilla rock album with an overindulgence on ballads, whilst spray firing a number of jarring sub-genres into the mix in the hope it’ll form something new and interesting out of it all
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