The Vertigo of Bliss is the second studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro, released on June 16, 2003, on Beggars Banquet Records. The band has confirmed the myth that principal recording on the album was recorded in just one day, leaving the band to "play the PlayStation" for the remainder of the week that had been booked in Linford Manor.
The Vertigo of Bliss was recorded and released only one year after Blackened Sky. The album arguably sounds more like a singular piece of work (the only track not recorded during the same sessions was "Toys, Toys, Toys..." which was originally a double-A-side single with "Joy.Discovery.Invention") as opposed to a collection of individual songs. The album remains a firm favourite with a lot of fans on the Biffy Clyro board, perhaps because of its more experimental style, which sees songs such as "Bodies in Flight" and "Toys Toys Toys, Choke, Toys Toys Toys" cramming several movements into the space of one song. Moreover, string sections are used to climactic effect in "With Aplomb" and "Now The Action Is On Fire"" showing the band's clear progression from their debut.
The distinctive cover art was created by Milo Manara, who...