Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 1, 2012
    The Circle in the Square builds on the Flobots' catalogue.
  2. Oct 10, 2012
    There's a fresh, East-meets-West ingenuity on culture-clash cuts such as Wrestling Israel, amid the straight-up, old-fashioned fury on the title track, and closers #OccupyEarth and Stop the Apocalypse. [8 Sep 2012, p.53]
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    "Gonna Be Free" is a solid tune, but not strong enough to save Circle from mediocrity. [Aug 2012, p.88]
  4. Musically, The Circle in the Square is a bit too wobbly to stand up even amongst the rock acts channeling hip-hop a little less obviously.
  5. Aug 28, 2012
    Fortunately for Flobots, the messages in The Circle in the Square feel pretty universal. While the matter of whether or not hip-hop backed by a live band is your taste is purely a subjective one.
  6. 60
    It's an album that inches the band ever so slightly toward simply showing audiences their beliefs, rather than telling them.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 5, 2013
    The circle and the square is a diverse album that really is good. I could listen to all of the songs, and enjoy them, without skipping over any which is very rare for me. The powerful lyrics really hit home and the melodies are great. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    Maybe not their best, but Circle in the square is still an outstanding album. With great messages and very catchy tunes. The Flobots continue to prove why they should much bigger. Full Review »