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Better Living


Better Living

Debut album from the London hardcore punk quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    This is despair with a backbeat, and punk as it should be: courageously self-destructive
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  2. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Whether they can sustain this level of rawness and passion is yet to be seen, but what’s most notable is that the music is just real mindless fun to listen to
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  3. 7.0 |   BBC

    They uphold their legacy to a greater degree than you might expect. Sonically speaking, at least
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  4. 6.0 |   music OMH

    As opening statements go, Better Living is comprehensive and, as a hardcore punk album, it is extremely successful
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  5. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Flats look to be stranded between hipster grunge and true hardcore. Print edition only

  6. 6.0 |   The Fly

    Raw, exhilarating and completely mystifying
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  7. 4.0 |   Q

    Those who'll want to listen to it more than twice are surely few. Print edition only

  8. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Flats recall the time when melody seemed bourgeois and energy was the most valued commodity. Print edition only

  9. 4.0 |   DIY

    Flats aren’t far off being the biggest cliché around and could easily be nominated to fight Towers of London in a contest to be punk’s greatest disappointment
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  10. 4.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Flats began as a mod-bashing British hardcore band – now they’re an everything-bashing, doomy metal group
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