AOTY 2017
Opposites
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #561 / 939
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2013 Ratings: #213
January 28, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
14th Floor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
musicOMH

Opposites is by no means perfect – with songs such as Pocket and Woo Woo no better than filler – but it will provide plenty more material for the headline slots that inevitably await the band this summer. 

60
PopMatters

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.

50
Drowned in Sound

The biggest and most obvious problem with Opposites is that it has neither the ambition nor the creative variety to fill its two discs - it simply didn’t need to be this long.

Dec 8, 2017
78
Disc One
1. Stingin' Belle - 10
2. Sounds Like Balloons - 10
3. Biblical - 10
4. The Joke's On Us - 9.5
5. Black Chandelier - 10
6. A Girl And His Cat - 7.5
7. Opposite - 6
8. The Fog - 4.5
9. Little Hospitals - 7.5
10. The Thaw - 7
82/100

Disc Two
1. Different People - 10
2. Modern Magic Formula - 6.5
3. Spanish Radio - 5.5
4. Victory Over The Sun - 10
5. Pocket - 7
6. Trumpet Or Tap - 7.5
7. Skylight - 5.5
8. Accident Without Emergency - 6.5
9. Woo Woo - 7.5
10. Picture A Knife Fight - ... read more
Sep 7, 2016
sylkmap
82
It's kind of the mixed bag that most double albums inevitably are. It could have been a really great single disc album with some pretty good b-sides though [not considering the b-sides on Similarities, which are great and more adventurous than some of the tracks on here].
Jan 2, 2015
POPFORYOURADIO
91
i discover them with this fantastic album
lot of good songs.
one of top 20/ 2013 album
Jun 6, 2013
FinalLifeline
69
There are a lot of great songs on Opposites, and there are quite a few that are forgettable enough that I don't remember anything about them. There are also a few that I found quite unenjoyable. "Skylight" is very good, but as for the rest of the album, there's not much to talk about. It's not truly bad, but it's not as rapturous as the cover art and hype predicted. It's merely a mildly good album.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#13/Gigwise
#20/Q Magazine
Track List

Disc 1

  1. Stingin' Belle
  2. Sounds Like Balloons
  3. Biblical
  4. The Joke's On Us
  5. Black Chandelier
  6. A Girl And His Cat
  7. Opposite
  8. The Fog
  9. Little Hospitals
  10. The Thaw

Disc 2

  1. Different People
  2. Modern Magic Formula
  3. Spanish Radio
  4. Victory Over The Sun
  5. Pocket
  6. Trumpet Or Tap
  7. Skylight
  8. Accident Without Emergency
  9. Woo Woo
  10. Picture A Knife Fight


Added on: January 2, 2013