Better Living

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 1, 2012
    60
    Flats look to be stranded between hipster grunge and true hardcore. [Jul 2012, p.71]
  2. Kerrang!
    May 21, 2012
    60
    The fury here comes from an ominous intensity and oppressive claustrophobia. And that makes this album raw, anarchic, bleak and enjoyably nasty. [45 May 2012, p.53]
  3. May 2, 2012
    60
    Raw, exhilarating and completely mystifying.
  4. May 2, 2012
    60
    As opening statements go, Better Living is comprehensive and, as a hardcore punk album, it is extremely successful.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jun 20, 2012
    40
    Ultimately, it's good to know they're out there straining every nerve, vein and eyeball, even if those who'll want to listen to it more than twice are surely few. [Jun 2012, p.101]
  6. Jun 6, 2012
    40
    As loud and aggressive Flats can sound it can't come close to hiding a lack of pretty much everything other than extreme volume and misplaced nothing-better-to-do-than-have-a-go-at-everyone-else small-minded aggression.
  7. Mojo
    May 2, 2012
    40
    Much of Better Living recalls that time when the ugly end of post-Crass anarcho punk segued into the metallic sounds of grindcore... when melody seemed bourgeois and energy was the most valued commodity. [May 2012, p.92]

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