by Biffy Clyro
- Record Label: Warner Records
- Release Date: Oct 22, 2021
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Oct 21, 2021Deconstructive, deliberate and exquisitely designed, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After is the sound of a world-class band making truly world-class music. The only thing more exciting than every bar of its 11 songs is the promise of where Biffy Clyro might go next.
Oct 28, 2021A great listen from start to finish. Pushes the Biffy sound forward while keeping all the heartfelt softness and crushing riffs you expect.A great listen from start to finish. Pushes the Biffy sound forward while keeping all the heartfelt softness and crushing riffs you expect.
For me it ends on a massive high with one of my favourite ever tracks, 'slurpy slurpy sleep sleep' is just devastatingly good.
Nailed it.… Expand
Oct 22, 2021Stunning record. Visceral, raw and completely unpredictable - this is Biffy at their peak. Reminds me of Puzzle at times...which means it'sStunning record. Visceral, raw and completely unpredictable - this is Biffy at their peak. Reminds me of Puzzle at times...which means it's phenomenal.… Expand
Oct 22, 2021With a band as prolific as Biffy Clyro you’d expect to encounter some stinkers in their album catalogue. Well, guess what… !? Yup. They’veWith a band as prolific as Biffy Clyro you’d expect to encounter some stinkers in their album catalogue. Well, guess what… !? Yup. They’ve only gone and put out yet another glorious piece of work! 9/10… Expand
Nov 3, 2021A great mix of Biffy's early post-hardcore and their later pop-rock/alt rock. Admittedly a couple of songs were quite weak (Existed/DumDum IA great mix of Biffy's early post-hardcore and their later pop-rock/alt rock. Admittedly a couple of songs were quite weak (Existed/DumDum I didn't enjoy as much, and I find the intro to Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep slightly annoying, although the rest of the song is brilliant) but genuinely there are some of the best songs they've ever produced on this album, and the more I listen to it the more I enjoy it!… Expand
Oct 22, 2021After onroading into Biffy Clyro from Infinity Land (what I consider to be the band's magnum opus) I've always felt let down by the ensuingAfter onroading into Biffy Clyro from Infinity Land (what I consider to be the band's magnum opus) I've always felt let down by the ensuing albums. Obviously the band branched out into less bleak and more widely accessible writing territory which did wonders for their commercial appeal and they are legitimately very talented writers of pop songs but that was never why I fell in love with them.
Their ability on Infinity Land and also their earlier works to seamlessly combine supremely unsettling passages with bouncy pop hooks was incredibly unique and appealing to me but it feels like as their sound progressed, more and more of that eerie unsettling vibe was getting left on the cutting room floor. I'm happy to report that Myth leans surpisingly heavily back into that territory. Tracks like Holy Water feel like a great marriage between the two musical worlds Biffy have created over their long and storied career.
This is the blend of their previous works and newer endeavours I've been hoping the band would produce for a long time now and I hope it's not just an anomaly because even though it's not as commercially viable, some of their best compositions are to be found on their first 3 albums (particularly album 3, Infinity Land).
Whilst this album still doesn't go quite as far as I'd like back into that excellent territory, it does enough for a lapsed fan like myself to find enough to cling onto whilst also satiating the newer more commercial fanbase they've accrued in recent years.
Fingers crossed they can carry this balance through into their future output because it's a big relief to have one of my previously favourite artists come back into my life in a way that I find engaging to listen to again.… Expand
Oct 22, 2021This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A los artistas de hoy en día parece ya no importarles mucho la producción tampoco la calidad y el corte final de las canciones y la música por lo que este álbum se siente vacío e incompleto… Expand
|Kid A Mnesia - Radiohead|
|The Myth of the Happily Ever After - Biffy Clyro|
|One Foot in Front of the Other [Mixtape] - Griff|
|Prioritise Pleasure - Self Esteem|
|All Things Must Pass [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - George Harrison|
|Glow On - Turnstile|
|Sabotage [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - Black Sabbath|
|A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle - John Coltrane|
|Red (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift|
|We're All Alone In This Together - Dave|
|Access Denied - Ray BLK|
|Henki - Richard Dawson|
|Let It Be [2021 Mix] [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - The Beatles|
|Buffalo Nichols - Buffalo Nichols|
|Bloodmoon: I - Converge|
|Pink Noise - Laura Mvula|
|Valentine - Snail Mail|
|30 - Adele|
|Conquering - Employed to Serve|
|Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - Little Simz|