Getaway

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2001
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Perhaps there's nothing here as immediately catchy as "Tally Ho!" or "Getting Older", but the latter-day Clean are still amazingly good.
  2. Whether you're an experienced fan or a newbie, the easy and honest appeal of their high melodicism should be readily apparent.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    This is music that exerts as much effortless cool as young pups The Strokes. [Oct 2001, p.118]
  4. New Zealand supergroup the Clean once again makes a case that the world's most intriguing pop music comes from that small, faraway land.
  5. Getaway sounds remarkably youthful, split between brief, upbeat rockers, and longer, more meditative swaths of noisy psych.
  6. It's not far from the sound that Yo La Tengo have made their own, especially in their more contemplative, less psychedelic moments...
  7. Alternative Press
    70
    Another solid reunion... [Oct 2001, p.80]
  8. Uncut
    70
    It's mind-expanding, punk psychedelia. [Sep 2001, p.96]
  9. While nothing on Getaway matches the power of early Clean classics like "Tally Ho!" or "Point That Thing Somewhere Else", certain songs recapture some of the old magic.
  10. The Wire
    70
    It's fair to say that not much new ground is broken here, but it's remarkable how endearing their blend of chugging underground pop and frail ragas still sounds. [#210, p.66]
  11. Mojo
    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]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. PaulT
    Jan 10, 2005
    9
    Another classic record from a classic band.