A Celebration of Endings

Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2020 Ratings: #119 / 612
User Score
Based on 184 ratings
2020 Ratings: #933
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August 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
14th Floor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Kerrang!
Biffy Clyro have delivered an album of restless invention, substance and style that arrives like a spray of water on the arid expanse of this saddest of summers.
90
Northern Transmissions

‘A Celebration of Endings’ finds Biffy Clyro in rich, untouchable form – a band at the peak of their powers.

90
DIY

It offers up a brand of gut-wrenching, defiant hope.

85
The Line of Best Fit

With Celebration, Biffy illustrate that guitar music isn’t just alive and well - it’s bloody thriving.

82
Beats Per Minute

On A Celebration of Endings, Biffy Clyro couldn’t care less about perception or expectation; to quote “Instant History”, this is the sound that they make, and they’re going all-in – no half measures.

80
Mojo

Decidedly bolder than 2016's Ellipsis, it is an album that revels in subverting expectations.

80
Uncut
It's glorious, elevating and energising stuff. True to past form, arrangements often take unexpected twists, but these are ultimately these are accessible rock songs about shedding skin and embracing progression.
80
Q Magazine

With A Celebration of Endings, Biffy Clyro prove beyond doubt that they've got the idiosyncratic sewn up.

80
Upset

This is a band that is still nowhere near finished.

80
Gigwise

A Celebration Of Endings is a strong but varied offering from the Kilmarnock-hailing group, in which the impressive and accomplished moments heavily outweigh the more undistinguished chunks.

80
American Songwriter

This record channels and blends the raucous energy of Biffy’s early days with the perspective the band has developed – both artistic and social – thanks to the very advancement of time some may worry could dull the band’s mental resolve or aural punch.

80
The Independent

An album that soothes, shakes and surprises at every turn.

80
The Arts Desk

The music they've made in these dark times celebrates a faith in the possibility of collective redemption, rather than being a desperate rant that evokes the end of the Anthropocene.

80
NME
It’s truly a statement for these dumpster fire times, but even if you put aside the lofty notions of rebirth, you’ll be left with an album that’s just really fucking fun. Let this album into your life and enjoy a blast of optimism.
80
Clash
A subtle transition from the Scottish rock group.
80
No Ripcord

A Celebration of Endings is a musically varied, bright, and intriguing album that has plenty of high points for devotees throughout its run.

80
Louder Than War
This ninth studio album from the Scottish rock legends only further proves Biffy Clyro to be one of the worlds’ most consistent guitar acts, who continue to find a way to advance their skills and keep their unique spark alight.
80
AllMusic

Ultimately, A Celebration of Endings fits with Biffy Clyro's long-standing knack for combining stadium-sized rock uplift with an undercurrent of wry post-punk thrills.

70
musicOMH

Although it’s difficult to see many traces of any evolving going on here, Biffy Clyro have, as predicted, made another decent collection.

70
Classic Rock

Biffy fan or not, there is much to enjoy on this album.

60
The Observer
The Scottish rock trio deliver an unresolved set of two halves.
48
Sputnikmusic
What you’re left with here is a rather vanilla rock album with an overindulgence on ballads, whilst spray firing a number of jarring sub-genres into the mix in the hope it’ll form something new and interesting out of it all.
Tielur
42
Overpolished alt rock that belongs in 1999.
amelietur
50
The critics forgot that we were in 2020 not 2000. Who can blame them, they’re only one digit off.
HoodieBraden
50
These guys honestly sound like they're stuck in 2005. This form of outdated alt-rock is not pleasant to the ears, especially when it's delivered by the lead vocalist's incredibly annoying voice. Production is a little sketchy in spots as well.

Decent 5/10
MasterCrackfox
75
My experience with the Scotland trio limits to the kind that really suits them the best. I saw them at a stadium performance a few years ago, which is really the precise place their sound is tailored to. Biffy Clyro are no strangers to the big, anthemic alternative rock sound that has kept them relevant over the last two decades or so, and A Celebration of Endings falls right in line with the stadium rock performance style. The big, swooping choruses and the sing-along melodies provide a place ... read more
Supertartory
82
Biffy Clyro used to be my all time fav band when I was younger and just getting into music, they also produced my favourite album of all time, during that period, which was their double album Opposites (which I still really enjoy today). Biffy released a soundtrack last year, and I really enjoyed that, so I was excited to see what this new album would have, the lead single left me excited but sceptical but from both the rest of the singles and the album itself, this is some of their best ... read more
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Track List

  1. North of No South
  2. The Champ
  3. Weird Leisure
  4. Tiny Indoor Fireworks
  5. Worst Type of Best Possible
  6. Space
  7. End Of
  8. Instant History
  9. The Pink Limit
  10. Opaque
  11. Cop Syrup
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Added on: March 3, 2020