Getaway - The Clean
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  • Summary: The legendary (and influential, at least among the indie rock set) New Zealand band The Clean returns with its first album in five years (and only the fourth of their 22-year career). Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan guest on two tracks.
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  1. Whether you're an experienced fan or a newbie, the easy and honest appeal of their high melodicism should be readily apparent.
  2. Perhaps there's nothing here as immediately catchy as "Tally Ho!" or "Getting Older", but the latter-day Clean are still amazingly good.
  3. This is music that exerts as much effortless cool as young pups The Strokes. [Oct 2001, p.118]
  4. 70
    It's mind-expanding, punk psychedelia. [Sep 2001, p.96]
  5. It's not far from the sound that Yo La Tengo have made their own, especially in their more contemplative, less psychedelic moments...
  6. Another solid reunion... [Oct 2001, p.80]
  7. 60
    More judicious editing might have rendered this a classic return to form, but there are still enough high spots to keep nostalgic fans happy. [Sep 2001, p.92]

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  1. PaulT
    Jan 10, 2005
    9
    Another classic record from a classic band.