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Flobots, The Circle in the Square: Jonny 5's track-by-track breakdown of the new album

See also: - Jonny 5 reflects on the Occupy Movement and the new album, 11/11 - Flobots ink deal with Shanachie Entertainment, 4/12 - Flobots no longer on Universal Records, 12/10 - Q&A: Jonny 5 of Flobots on Survival Story, 3/10 - The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe King

It's been two and a half years since Flobots released their last record, the presciently titled, in retrospect, Survival Story, on Universal Republic. While it turned out to be the group's major label swan song, it was not a death knell -- nor was it half as bad as some critical assessments would have you believe, or as some might've inferred from the act's subsequent split with Universal. In fact, it was actually rather good, in much the same way that Pinkerton is vastly superior to "The Blue Album" by Weezer: While it may not have been as well received commercially, it was much better considered artistically.

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