We gave it an A-
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.