Well, this’ll be difficult. After all, Biffy Clyro are one of the few bands I can recall having a consistent delivery of high quality music over their career though that may be a bit bias seeing as I’m a huge fan of them. Initially I thought this list would be a lot easier as I know my favourite yet here I am, shuffling the albums in my mind on a metaphorical table hoping to come up with my definitive choices.Oh and I’m not putting any b-side albums down since I’ll be here for ages making a decision so put down your pitchfork/torch and have a read, the mob isn’t set to arrive for another hour.
Favourite Song : The Captain
Well this choice was one of the easier ones but don’t get me wrong, OR was a good album full to the brim with stadium anthems and the sing along lyrics that you expect from a Biffy release. So why the bottom position? Out of all the releases that the boys have released, OR felt paper thin both lyrics and sound wise. The other records felt like they had more depth to them which may sound odd but I can’t describe it any other way so let’s move on to….
Favourite Song : Get Fucked Stud
Puzzle is, to put it simply, the album that got me interested in Biffy. Beforehand I had a very limited and abysmal music taste that consisted of Basshunter and Scooter but that was 2007, a skidmark on the towel that is my life. As soon as I put my earphones on and listened to Get Fucked Stud, I knew that I had stumbled across something great. The tracks on offer feature a few classics that need to be seen live to truly be experienced but enough of that, let’s focus on…
Favourite Song : Glitter and Trauma
This was the first pre-puzzle I got my hands on and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. Glitter and Trauma? Classic. Weapons are Concealed was like no other Biffy song I knew of and The Atrocity is far from disastrous. Anyway, let’s avert our attention to…
Favourite Song : Different People off of The Sand at the Core of Our Bones and Spanish Radio off of The Land at the End of Our Toes
Now this one was forever swapping places with Infinity Land but at the end of the day, what’s better than one biffy album? A double one, that’s what. A while before Opposites came out, I thought the quality wouldn’t hold up as well as there was more of a running time which is a challenge for any artist.Thankfully this wasn’t the case as fans and music lovers alike loved the new album and what it had to offer. I was lucky enough to see them live last year and the tracks survived the transition from album to concert incredibly well. Now to the runner up…
Favourite Song : Joy.Discovery.Invention
The one that started it all off and what a way to kick off. Biffy’s early sound was very different to their current one but that obviously doesn’t make any current releases worse for it as you can see from Opposites. Blackened Sky was, to me anyway, musically raw and was all the better for it as every nimble pluck of a guitar string by James Johnston, every crack in Simon Neil’s voice and every attack of drums by Ben Johnston were all great indicators of a band that were different from any other in Britain at the time. Finally….
1.Vertigo Of Bliss
Favourite Song : All of them?
Last but by no means least, Vertigo of Bliss is simply every great aspect of Biffy multiplied by 11. Every track on this album grabbed my attention as soon as I put it on and some of the best tracks I’ve ever heard feature on this, be it Toys Toys Toys Choke, Toys Toys Toys which has a barrage of screams and cymbals or All The Way down that shows that even when the pace is slowed down, their quality still shines undeniably. Out of all the albums I’ve listed, this is the one that always sticks out in my mind and the one that I could listen to for hours upon hours.