Singles 2001–2005

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Singles 2001-2005
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Greatest hits album by Biffy Clyro
Released 7 July 2008 (UK)
Genre Alternative rock, experimental rock, post-hardcore
Length 45:20
Label Beggars Banquet
Biffy Clyro chronology
Puzzle
(2007)Puzzle2007
Singles 2001-2005
(2008)
Missing Pieces
(2009)Missing Pieces2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned in Sound 6/10 link
NME 6/10 link

Singles 2001–2005 is a compilation album by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, released 7 July 2008. The album features singles from the band's time with former label, Beggars Banquet.

Overview[edit]

In 2006, the band signed to 14th Floor Records while still under contract with Beggars Banquet. The band still had one album left on this contract, therefore this album is to fulfill contractual obligations.[citation needed] Beggars has been criticised for cashing in on the success of 2007's Puzzle.[citation needed] Dozens of fans expressed anger at the label for only releasing a 12 track collection of radio edited singles rather than a more expansive album of b-sides and rarities[citation needed] (as Beggars subsidiary Too Pure had done for mclusky - the mcluskyism retrospective featured 57 tracks over three discs). The band and management are thought not to be pleased with the release and are not expected to promote or even look at it.[citation needed]

The album collects singles from Blackened Sky (2002), The Vertigo of Bliss (2003) and Infinity Land (2004).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "27" 3:29
2. "Justboy" 4:23
3. "57" 3:23
4. "Joy.Discovery.Invention" 3:39
5. "Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys" (Radio/Single edit) 4:07
6. "The Ideal Height" (Radio/Single edit) 3:19
7. "Questions and Answers" 4:05
8. "Eradicate the Doubt" 4:27
9. "There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake" (Radio/Single edit) 4:58
10. "Glitter and Trauma" (Radio/Single edit) 4:06
11. "My Recovery Injection" (Radio/Single edit) 3:14
12. "Only One Word Comes To Mind" (Radio/Single edit) 3:29

Credits[edit]

Simon Neil - Vocals, Guitar
James Johnston - Vocals, Bass
Ben Johnston - Vocals, Drums
Songs and Lyrics by Simon Neil
Music by Biffy Clyro
Produced and Mixed by Chris Sheldon and Biffy Clyro

Release history[edit]

Singles 2001-2005 was released in the UK in 2008.

Country Release date Record label Format Catalogue number
United Kingdom 7 July 2008 Beggars Banquet CD B000W9EL1I