Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings

This is Biffy’s ninth album and possibly the most approachable: all the early roughness has gone, along with most of the pomp and theatricality of the later stuff. It’s just (just!) a classic melodic rock album; some heavy moments, but more reliance on melody. It’s a positive and upbeat album, too, and pretty well instantly […]

Tiny Changes: A Celebration

The full name of this album is A Celebration Of Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight and it has become a de facto tribute album to the band’s songwriter Scott Hutchison, who took his own life last year. It was recorded before he died; the covers are not mournful, more life-affirming. This is how it […]

The Pineapple Thief: Magnolia

You might not have heard of The Pineapple Thief but every time the Review Corner mentions their name someone will say “great band”. A bit like Biffy Clyro, they’re cult heroes who’ve spent their underground years honing their sound. We reckon this new, more commercial one will give them the mainstream success they deserve — […]