Biffy Clyro discography

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Biffy Clyro discography
Biffy Clyro signing autographs.jpg
Biffy Clyro in 2008. From left to right: James Johnston, Ben Johnston and Simon Neil.
Studio albums7
Live albums3
Compilation albums7
Music videos33
EPs5
Singles35
Other appearances6

The discography of Biffy Clyro, a Scottish alternative rock band,consists of seven studio albums, three live albums, seven compilation albums, five extended plays (EPs), 35 singles, 33 music videos and six other appearances. Biffy Clyro were formed in 1995 in Kilmarnock by vocalist and guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston.[1] They released their debut EP thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow in 2000 through Electric Honey and later signed with Beggars Banquet Records.[2] The band's debut full-length album Blackened Sky was released in March 2002, reaching number 25 on the Scottish Albums Chart and number 78 on the UK Albums Chart.[3][4] The Vertigo of Bliss followed in 2003,[2] with the album's single "Questions and Answers" the band's first to reach the top ten of the Scottish Singles Chart.[5] The band's third and final album with Beggars Banquet, Infinity Land, was released the following year.[2] The singles "Glitter and Trauma", "My Recovery Injection" and "Only One Word Comes to Mind" all reached the top ten in Scotland, as well as the top 30 on the UK Singles Chart.[4][5]

After a number of years touring, Biffy Clyro returned in 2007 with Puzzle on 14th Floor Records, which topped the Scottish Albums Chart and reached number two in the UK.[3][4] The album was certified platinum in the UK and spawned three UK top-20 singles: "Saturday Superhouse", "Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies" and "Folding Stars".[5][6] After the release of lead single "Mountains" in 2008 and second single "That Golden Rule" in 2009, both of which topped the Scottish Singles Chart,[5] the band released their fifth album Only Revolutions in 2009.[2] The album reached number four in Scotland,[3] number three in the UK,[4] and has since been certified double platinum in the UK.[6] An additional four singles from Only Revolutions reached the Scottish top 20.[5] Double album Opposites was released in 2013, which was the first album by the band to top the UK Albums Chart (it also reached number one in Scotland and charted in several other regions).[3][4]

Biffy's seventh studio album, Ellipsis, topped both the Scottish and the UK Albums Charts.[3][4] Upon its release, ten of the album's 11 tracks charted on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart, including four in the top ten.[7]

In addition to their studio albums, Biffy Clyro have also released two live albums – Revolutions: Live at Wembley was released in 2011 and reached the top ten in Scotland and the UK,[3][4] and Opposites: Live from Glasgow was released in 2013[8] – and several compilation albums, including Similarities in 2014, which reached number 23 in Scotland and number 28 in the UK.[3][4] The band have also contributed several songs to external compilation albums, including cover versions of "Buddy Holly" by Weezer,[9] "Umbrella" by Rihanna,[10] "Love Sex Magic" by Ciara,[11] "Fight for This Love" by Cheryl Cole,[12] "We Built This City" by Starship,[13] and "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk.[14]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SCO
[3]
AUT
[15]
FIN
[16]
GER
[17]
IRL
[18]
NED
[19]
NOR
[20]
SWE
[21]
SWI
[22]
UK
[4]
Blackened Sky 25 78
The Vertigo of Bliss
  • Released: 16 June 2003
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: CD, LP
18 48
Infinity Land
  • Released: 4 October 2004
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
13 47
Puzzle 1 95 17 2
  • UK: Platinum[6]
Only Revolutions
  • Released: 9 November 2009
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, DL
2 65 16 85 28 66 3
Opposites
  • Released: 28 January 2013
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, DL
1 12 3 5 3 22 9 16 2 1
Ellipsis
  • Released: 8 July 2016
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
1 5 10 1 1 13 21 49 1 1
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SCO
[3]
AUT
[15]
BEL
Fla.

[25]
GER
[17]
IRL
[18]
NED
[19]
SWI
[22]
UK
[4]
UK
Down

[26]
UK
Rock

[27]
Revolutions: Live at Wembley
  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD+DVD
4 76 9 48 1
Opposites: Live from Glasgow
  • Released: 29 November 2013
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, DL
MTV Unplugged: Live at
Roundhouse, London
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD+DVD, LP, DL
2 14 152 5 7 167 11 4 11
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
SCO
[3]
GER
[17]
IRL
[18]
UK
[4]
UK
Down

[28]
UK
Rock

[29]
Singles 2001–2005
  • Released: 7 July 2008
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format: CD
Missing Pieces
  • Released: 14 May 2009
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
Lonely Revolutions
  • Released: 23 August 2010
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
60
Blackened Sky B-Sides
  • Released: 2 April 2012
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
The Vertigo of Bliss B-Sides
  • Released: 11 June 2012
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
Infinity Land B-Sides
  • Released: 24 September 2012
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
Similarities
  • Released: 18 July 2014
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
23 50 37 28 28 1
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow
Live at Radio 1's Big Weekend
  • Released: 4 June 2007
  • Label: BBC
  • Format: DL
iTunes Live from London
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
iTunes Festival: London 2010
  • Released: 18 January 2010
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL
iTunes Festival: London 2012
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: 14th Floor
  • Format: DL

Singles[edit]

List of singles with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SCO
[5]
BEL
Fla.

[25]
CAN
Rock

[30]
IRL
[18]
NED
[19]
UK
[4][31]
UK
Rock

[32]
US
Alt.

[33]
US
Main.

[34]
"Iname" 1999 Non-album single
"27" 2001 Blackened Sky
"Justboy" 56 111
"57" 2002 30 61
"Joy.Discovery.Invention/Toys, Toys,
Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys
"
46 86 Blackened Sky/The Vertigo of Bliss
"The Ideal Height" 2003 31 46 The Vertigo of Bliss
"Questions and Answers" 9 26 3
"Eradicate the Doubt" 88 98
"There's No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake" 2004 Infinity Land
"Glitter and Trauma" 7 21
"My Recovery Injection" 10 24 3
"Only One Word Comes to Mind" 2005 7 27
"Semi-Mental" 2006 Puzzle
"Saturday Superhouse" 2007 1 13
"Living Is a Problem Because
Everything Dies
"
1 19
"Folding Stars" 2 18
"Machines" 5 29
"Who's Got a Match?" 2008 5 27
"Mountains" 1 42 5 Only Revolutions
"That Golden Rule" 2009 1 10
"The Captain" 7 17 1
"Many of Horror" 2010 9 10 66 8 33
  • UK: Platinum[6]
"Bubbles" 20 34
"God and Satan" 17 36
"Mountains" (live) 2011 Revolutions: Live at Wembley
"Black Chandelier" 2013 8 11 38 75 14 1 25 Opposites
"Biblical" 38 70 3
"Opposite" 38 49 1
"Victory Over the Sun" 93 152
"Wolves of Winter" 2016 32 110 1 28 Ellipsis
"Animal Style" 90 184 3
"Howl" 13 33 16
"Re-Arrange" 39 1
"Flammable" 2017 16
"Friends and Enemies"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Charts Album
UK
Rock

[35]
"Sky Demon" 2009 13 Only Revolutions
"Different People" 2013 19 Opposites
"Friends and Enemies" 2016 7 Ellipsis
"Herex" 14
"Flammable" 16
"On a Bang" 20
"Small Wishes" 27
"People" 33

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director(s)
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"57" 2002 Matt Broadley [36]
"Justboy" Will Htay [37]
"Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke,
Toys, Toys, Toys"
Paul McCallum [38]
"Questions and Answers" 2003 Bradley Beesley, Dan Brown [39]
"Eradicate the Doubt" Martin Wallace [40]
"Glitter and Trauma" 2004 The Shammashian Brothers [41]
"My Recovery Injection" Bradley Beesley, Dan Brown [42]
"Only One Word Comes to Mind" 2005 Paul Williams [43]
"Semi-Mental" 2006 Alex Gilbert, Biffy Clyro [44]
"Saturday Superhouse" 2007 Bradley Beesley [45]
"Living Is a Problem Because
Everything Dies"
Andy Morahan [44]
"Folding Stars" Howard Greenhalgh [46]
"Machines" unknown
"Who's Got a Match?" 2008 Tim Mattia
"Mountains" James Copeman [47][48]
"That Golden Rule" 2009 Popcore [48][49]
"The Captain" Andy Morahan [48][50]
"Many of Horror" 2010 [48][51][52]
"Bubbles" Marc Klasfeld [48]
"God and Satan" Corin Hardy [48][53]
"Booooom, Blast & Ruin" Blair Young [48]
"Stingin' Belle" 2012 Sam Wrench [54]
"Black Chandelier" Big TV! [55][56]
"Biblical" 2013 Jim Canty [57][58]
"Opposite" Elliott Sellers [59]
"Victory Over the Sun" Jim Canty [60]
"Sounds Like Balloons" unknown
"Wolves of Winter" 2016 Chris Boyle [61]
"Animal Style" Tim Mattia [62]
"Howl" Marc Klasfeld [63]
"Re-Arrange" Oscar Sansom [64]
"Flammable" 2017 Ross Cairns [65]
"Friends and Enemies"

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Ref.
"Buddy Holly" 2006 High Voltage!: A Brief History of Rock [9]
"Umbrella" 2007 Radio 1's Live Lounge Volume 2 [10]
"Fight for This Love" Dermot O'Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions [12]
"Love Sex Magic" 2009 Radio 1's Live Lounge Volume 4 [11]
"We Built This City" 2013 BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013 [13]
"Get Lucky" 2014 The Saturday Sessions from The Dermot O'Leary Show [14]

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