"Following after the jangly, 1975-inspired style of “I Don’t Care Tonight,” “Better Off Alone” instead leans into the heavy and emotive side of Ream’s music. Towering sing-along choruses, pummeling drumming, and a ripping pace makes for a pop punk rager. Ream’s revives the days of the mid-2000s where melodic pop punk was all the rage while simultaneously flexing his own creative boundaries and refusing to be locked down to one set of influences.”
"The tune is a massive rager in terms of tone, pace, and attitude and it has a place on hard rock playlists on terrestrial radio and online. “Better Off Alone” is Rooftops’ edgiest song to date that gives off Blink-182 vibes with a little more power behind the punches. With fantastic harmonies, gritty guitar work, dynamic drumming, and Ream’s vocals as the cherry on top"