Biffy Clyro are still one of those bands who refuse to be labelled. They're not emo, they're not metal, they're not post-hardcore, and they're damn fiddly to write about. However, their latest offering, thankfully, is much easier to describe - gorgeous, pop-filled indie rock.
'Questions And Answers' is just one reason why we need Biffy Clyro. They don't follow the verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus school of songwriting. They charm with their use of the most quirky melodies. They make your hips shake with the loveliness of their three-way harmonies. They've left behind their occasional metal and post-rock tendencies for now, and the result sounds something like Far on Prozac; in fact, it makes you wonder why other bands can't write good songs as naturally as this lot.
It's intelligent rock at its best, and it's exactly what Top 40 rock music should sound like. It's going to be making sweet, harmonious love with your radio very soon.
8Stu Chown's Score