The Myth of the Happily Ever After

Biffy Clyro - The Myth of the Happily Ever After
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Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #21 / 660
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Based on 101 ratings
2021 Ratings: #346
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Deconstructive, deliberate and exquisitely designed, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After is the sound of a world-class band making truly world-class music.

Classic Rock

Beautiful in style and intent, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After has magic written into every note.

Eleven tracks that brilliantly capture the turbulence and dysfunction of the past eighteen months.

The Myth of the Happily Ever After serves as an excellent and shockingly ambitious outing from a band that seemed to be trending in all the wrong directions not long ago. With this album, they’ve reclaimed control of their story.

What could have been a hodgepodge of would-be B-sides and ideas found down the back of the sofa has turned out rather differently. Yes, ‘The Myth Of The Happily Ever After’ outshine its predecessor, but it could also – ironically – be the most cohesive Biffy album to date.

It’s an exercise in catharsis, providing an accurate snapshot into the minds and mentality of the band certainly, but also the general public of the last year and a half.


While it may still dodge that screeching mania of their earlier material, ‘The Myth Of The Happily Ever After’ stands up stronger than some of their later albums.


While The Myth of the Happily Ever After might not represent a new creative peak for Biffy Clyro, it's a solid and occasionally captivating record, with some wonderful arrangements that point the band in tantalising new directions.

After one listen this might be my favourite Biffy release since I first got into the band, with their excellent 2013 double album Opposites. Proper review maybe coming soon...
To be very honest I first checked out Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro music back on their fourth album Puzzle (2007) and nothing about that release proved to be very memorable or original since so many bands were sill doing the whole alt rock thing back then as thing were growing stale around that time, but luckily for them that’s not the case in 2021. The sound the band comes upon on their newest effort The Myth of the Happily Ever After, brings the big anthemic qualities and ferocity of ... read more
A cohesive rock album with some interesting ideas but nothing groundbreaking. I didn't get much out of the lyrics but they weren't bad, just not overly captivating. The instrumentals turned into a bit of a mush at times which I wasn't a fan of but for the most part, they were solid, and they definitely had some highlights, such as on the second half of Holy Water or on the closer Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep (yes, that's an actual song title on this project).
Overall, a decent album and a great ... read more
DumDum - 3/5
A Hunger In Your Haunt - 5/5 ❤
Denie - 4/5
Separate Missions - 5/5 ❤
Witch’s Cup - 3/5
Holy Water - 3/5
Errors In The History Of God - 3/5
Haru Urara - 3/5
Unknown Male 01 - 3/5
Existed - 3/5
Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep - 3/5
Biffy Clyro - The Myth of The Happily Ever After

Genre: Alternative Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 63% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 331th / 874

Highlight: Separate Missions

Made me think of:
Nothing But Thieves
The Gaslight Anthem
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Added on: September 3, 2021