Frankie Cleary’s new EP “more satisfying” than most LPs

 
Reviewed by Jessica Shearer
Frankie Cleary/The Six Year Getaway 
While The Six Year Getaway is less than half an album, it’s more satisfying than many of the full-length recordings you hear today, which attempt to fulfill consumers with one or two smash tracks. Of the four tunes on Frankie Cleary’s EP, at least three are permanent keepers and the fourth, the acoustic finale “The Being of Me,” isn’t bad, either.
Arriving from the nowheresville of Port Orchard, Washington, Cleary touches upon the sensitive singer/songwriter route but with a seemingly optimistic and not whiny perspective. The best of these, “On My Own,” is vibrant, life-affirming rock. “On My Own” seems to have a spiritual context, and one can easily see Cleary venturing completely into CCM territory with his powerful and emotionally uplifting vocals. “Different Side” will get stuck in your head for days; it’s extremely catchy stuff.
Published in: on January 9, 2008 at 12:09 am  Leave a Comment