Don't doubt that this will be an awesome album for a second. I wouldn't say that they improve with each album but they certainly maintain a consistent level of genius throughout the first 4 albums.
I completely agree with the review below. I did not enjoy The Captain and thus far it hasn't grown on me, especially considering that it is going to be the the opening track on the album which typically has been so strong on previous records (Joy, Bodies, G & T and Living is a Problem). On the plus side it does sound slightly better live.
I continue to enjoy Golden Rule and hope that the album will follow in the same vain, i.e. slightly heavier as I prefer to appreciate the band as a metal band and less so the 'pop' sound which was introduced in Puzzle.
I have heard both Bubbles and Born on a Horse live. Bubbles, to me, sounded similar in structure to Some Kind of Wizard and Born on a Horse has a fab loud ending.
Puzzle really seems to have propelled Biffy Clyro to a wider audience and gone are the days when you can go to one of their gigs (if you can get tickets) and feel like part of the elite. Here's hoping that they continue to play the smaller venue's and stick to the formula which has endeared them to me so much since 2003 when I first picked up a copy of Vertigo of Bliss.