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The Ideal Height by Biffy Clyro

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Reviewed on 1st March 2003.


The Ideal Height

By Biffy Clyro

Every turning this week - Biffy Clyro are amazing this... Biffy Clyro were incredible that... Damn good marketing, since before this week I'd never heard of them. On make or break specialists Beggars Banquet this is the first release in the follow up to their debut album "Blackened Sky". So after such an odd Biffy week I have to admit I am struggling to understand what the fuss is about. Packed with energy and too many ideas at times, this is probably kick ass stuff live and fuels its puberty targeted audience with all it's unexpected stops and changes of pace, contrasted with massive guitar hammering, but on record it nullifies. Not for the first time did I look at the track time on "And with the scissorkick is victorious" and think "god is there still another one minute thirty to go?"

"The Ideal height" is far from ideal, it is somewhere just above average as a single and you certainly wouldn't be humming it after a passing radio listen. I will however pursue Biffy as there is plenty of evidence that below the clout lacking stuff on show here, there is some great punches waiting to be thrown.



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