The Circle in the Square
Shanachie Ent. Corp.
When it comes to The Circle in the Square, it doesn’t matter what you’re into, you’ll want this hot piece of ear candy. Rock, Rap, Hip-Hop, Alternative – it’s all encompassed on this album. This progressive Rap group from Denver steps out of mainstream boundaries with their own Alternative sound while conveying political messages through their lyric. Flobots makes these messages obvious in songs like “Run (Run Run Run),” and “Wrestling Isreal” where their views are more obvious within the lyrics.
Though it’s no longer surprising when bands or artists lose their distinct sound by wanting to have more variety, Flobots continues to have a particular distinction to them while doing so. Though due to how different each track is, The Circle in the Square almost sounds like a compilation album featuring various artists at times. The many elements and sounds on this album can be confusing for first-time listeners, though everyone will find something they like about this record. Flobots reminisce their greatest hit, “Handlebars,” on this record with heavy bass guitar, percussions, viola, trumpet, vocals and political lyrics. Infectious music, that’s what this is.
Album Review: Flobots – The Circle in the Square
Jaii K. Bhamra