Flat Pack Philosophy (2006) With their clear-eyed songs about doomed romance and sex addiction, the Buzzcocks always seemed like old souls. Maybe that's why, 30 years on, founders Pete… 2006-03-07 Buzzcocks Rock
Music Review

Flat Pack Philosophy (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 07, 2006; Lead Performance: Buzzcocks; Genre: Rock

With their clear-eyed songs about doomed romance and sex addiction, the Buzzcocks always seemed like old souls. Maybe that's why, 30 years on, founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle can still deliver an album as timeless and tuneful as any of their past masterworks. Flat Pack Philosophy has gleefully galloping melodies, razor-sharp guitar licks, lyrics worth pondering — damn, we can't think of one other middle-aged punk band that delivers the goods this consistently. Buzz-worthy, indeed.

Originally posted Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints