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Opposites

Biffy Clyro

Opposites

Album No.6 from the Scots alt.rock trio is a double, split into The Sand at the Core of Our Bones and The Land at the End of Our Toes

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
14th Floor
UK Release date
28/01/2013
US Release date
29/01/2013
  1. 10.0 |   Clash

    There’s not a weak track on the album, making it as complete a work as you are likely to hear all year and an essential contribution to contemporary music
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  2. 9.7 |   AltSounds

    It's only the start of February but already I think I've found a very strong contender for album of the year
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  3. 8.0 |   BBC

    A solid, engaging and high-calibre Biffy Clyro album. And that's no bad thing
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Heartfelt and brilliantly executed, it's a creative peak. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Brings them right back into the alt.rock territory that first inspired them
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Confirms Biffy Clyro as the emerging band of the decade. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    The double album is a difficult thing to pull off, but considering the anticipation before the release of Biffy Clyro’s sixth LP, the trio have done a fine job
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  8. 7.0 |   NME

    They've released a chunk of bombast that goes far beyond the rcommended daily allowance. But for the sheer audacity of it all - and for mostly pulling it off - they need saluting
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  9. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A surprisingly immediate and rewarding listen, compensating in consistency for what it lacks in depth
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  10. 6.0 |   Pop Matters

    Fans of Biffy Clyro will dive headlong into these 20 new songs and embrace them as feverishly as anything the band have previously released, but that’s not to say that this record isn’t without its flaws
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  11. 6.0 |   Tone Deaf

    Fresh, catchy and yet unpredictable and varied
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  12. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Opposites presents two sides, 20 tracks and 78 minutes of loud, proud, in-your-face pop rock. I am not quite sure what the title represents because both sides are so much the same as to be virtually indistinguishable
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  13. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    This could have been one great disc; unfortunately it’s two mediocre ones
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Opposites may not be the career-defining masterpiece it's intended as, but it's certainly not the pompous disaster it could have been: it has failings, but not the ones you might expect
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  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Those who enjoyed Only Revolutions' radio friendly pop-rock nuggets will find plenty to savour here; just don't expect anything quite so gripping as their 2004 opus Infinity Land
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Across 80 minutes there's the sense they might have spread themselves too thinly
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  17. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Much of Opposites could fit in snugly between The Killers and Coldplay. Great for the bank account, not so sure about the soul
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  18. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Like many an ambitious musical gesture, Opposites turns out to be more than the sum of its parts
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  19. 6.0 |   State

    Die hard fans will love it, but the casual observer may find their attention waning
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  20. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    You can take any song here and find within it everything that’s good about Biffy Clyro. But 'everything that’s good about Biffy Clyro' simply doesn’t work in doses this large
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  21. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Sooner or later, every prog-metal band feels the need to record a double-album, and the results invariably expose the paucity of their inspiration
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  22. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    If this was the Eighties, Biffy Clyro would be standing on a clifftop in their videos. And if there was a god, he'd send a sudden gust
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