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* TBC (2020)

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* TitleTrack: "Balance, Not Symmetry". ''Opposites'' almost has one in a track called "Opposite".



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* ''Balance, Not Symmetry'' (2019)[[note]]Written as the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, which was also written in part by Simon Neil.[[/note]]


->''"Hello, we're Biffy Clyro."''

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->''"Hello, we're Biffy fucking Clyro."''

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* MushroomSamba: Implied in "A Day Of..."
-->''And then it starts\\
The trip of a lifetime\\
(Our spaceship up against yours)''


* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun", and "''My grave concerns I can't ignore the past''" from "Howl", which don't sound quite right when you say them out loud.

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* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun", and "''My grave concerns concern's I can't ignore the past''" from "Howl", which don't sound quite right when you say them out loud.


* NewSoundAlbum: ''Only Revolutions'', which is more melodic and contains more symphonic elements.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Biffy started off as a plucky little post-hardcore band. Then ''Puzzle'' introduced elements of alternative and progressive rock, creating a more melodic sound which was fully realised on ''Only Revolutions'', which is more melodic and contains more symphonic elements. Revolutions''.


* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The second half of ''Opposites'' is apparently supposed to have a more positive outlook than the dark first half.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The second half of ''Opposites'' is apparently supposed intended to have a more positive outlook than the dark first half.


* WordSaladLyrics: Many, many of their songs don't make much sense. Especially if you take them literally. Even the songs that are actually ''about'' something would sound bizarre to anyone who isn't a committed fan.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Many, many of their songs don't make much sense. Especially sense, especially if you take them literally. Even literally, though most are deliberately left open to interpretation. However, even the songs that are actually ''about'' something would sound bizarre to anyone who isn't a committed fan.


* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun", and "''My grave concern's I can't ignore the past''" from "Howl", which don't sound quite right when you say them out loud.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Howl" is incredibly catchy, but it's about the narrator admitting that he's an arsehole.
* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun", and "''My grave concern's concerns I can't ignore the past''" from "Howl", which don't sound quite right when you say them out loud.


Their best known album, ''Only Revolutions'', reached #3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, later going platinum in 2010 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. In December 2010 they were especially brought to notice of mainstream after their song "Many of Horror" was covered as the winner's single in TheXFactor by Matt Cardle.

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Their best known album, ''Only Revolutions'', reached #3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, later going platinum in 2010 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. In December 2010 they were especially brought to notice of mainstream after their song "Many of Horror" was covered as the winner's single in TheXFactor ''Series/TheXFactor'' by Matt Cardle.



* RefrainFromAssuming: That song that's been everywhere recently? It's called "Many of Horror", NOT "When We Collide" - no matter what [[TheXFactor Matt Cardle]] says.

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* RefrainFromAssuming: That song that's been everywhere recently? It's called "Many of Horror", NOT "When We Collide" - no matter what [[TheXFactor [[Series/TheXFactor Matt Cardle]] says.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The second half of ''Opposites'' is apparently supposed to have a more positive outlook than the dark first half.


* BritishAccents: Scottish. All three members sing, and all sound very similar to non-scots, making it difficult to know who's singing on some songs.


* MakingUseOfTheTwin: Averted in the video for ''Mountains'', which features the identical lords of mountain and sea. Simon plays both.


* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun".

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* LyricalShoehorn: There are a couple of instances of adding "'''s''" at the end of a word since the word "''is''" on its own wouldn't fit with the tune. This results in lines like "''All we have's diseased organs''" from "Victory Over the Sun".Sun", and "''My grave concern's I can't ignore the past''" from "Howl", which don't sound quite right when you say them out loud.



* WordSaladLyrics: Many, many of their songs don't make much sense. Especially if you take them literally. In fact it would be easier to list the songs that ''don't'' contain WordSaladLyrics.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Many, many of their songs don't make much sense. Especially if you take them literally. In fact it would be easier to list Even the songs that ''don't'' contain WordSaladLyrics.are actually ''about'' something would sound bizarre to anyone who isn't a committed fan.

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