Label: 14th Floor Records - 5051865621522,Warner Bros. Records - 5051865621522 • Format: CD Album DVD DVD-Video • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Only Revolutions is the fifth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyroreleased 9 November on 14th Floor Records. As with its predecessor, Puzzlethe album was produced by Garth Richardson.
Upon release, Only Revolutions was a critical and commercial success. It was certified platinum by the BPI in June for shipments ofcopies in the UK, making it the band's largest selling album. In Septemberthe album achieved a new peak position of 3. It was the 26th biggest selling album of in the UK with sales ofIt was nominated for the Mercury Prizewhich is awarded annually for the best album in the UK or Ireland, and Rock Sound declared it third in its list of the 75 best albums of In an interview with NME in SeptemberSimon Neil confirmed that work had begun on a followup to Puzzle, the new material containing some of the band's 'heaviest riffs to date,' while also introducing keyboards, suggesting some experimentation.
The same Kerrang! Although this title was eventually scrapped, it was revealed that a song of the same name would appear on the album. The final title for the album was officially announced as Only Revolutions after Mark Z.
Danielewski 's novel. Bassist James Johnston notes:. It was subsequently confirmed that the album would also include the band's hit single "Mountains," which had not previously been included on any of the band's studio albums and had at the time of its release been considered a "non-album single". The article also validated Whorses - Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions rumours that Josh Homme would make a guest appearance on the album, contributing a guitar solo to the track "Bubbles".
The band confirmed on 26 November through their website that "Many of Horror" would be the fourth single and would be released on 18 January The next single to be released was " Bubbles " on 3 May. The song reached a peak position of 34 in the UK Singles Charts, making it the fifth consecutive single to reach the top forty. On the same day, the Top Trick - Various - Classic Goa Trance 2003 - Book 1 released a compilation album of all b-sides released during Only Revolutions called Lonely Revolutions much akin to Missing Pieces.
Originally, the album was released as a limited pressing of copies on 12' vinyl but later released a limited number of CDs. Only Revolutions was met with positive reviews; Metacritic reports an aggregated score of 76, based on eight professional reviews. All tracks are written by Simon Neil . The following people contributed to Only Revolutions : .
The sleeve's designer Storm Thorgerson said: "In thinking that the music was strong-minded yet lyrical persuaded us to think of material flapping in the wind like flags — the flags of a revolution. Not little flags or small bits of fabric, but enormous flags the size of a modest office block, which we affixed to a scaffold tower on the top Whorses - Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions a hill on a windy day. The sound of the undulating material was affecting, let alone the bizarre shapes.
The actual cover used red and blue flags to represent the sexes. The picture is clearly indebted to another of Thorgerson's works: the sleeve and video for Pink Floyd 's "High Hopes". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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