Songs about Love, Songs about Leaving
It has been a full and varied 10 years since Irish singer-songwriter Mark Geary released his very fine debut album, 33 and a Third Grand Street. Since then, it appears to have been a case of diminishing returns for Geary, who has previously put out two other studio albums (2005’s Ghosts, 2008’s Opium) with little fanfare.
What is concerning is that the songs on this album are so lacklustre; there are some intriguing tracks, such as Foxhole, Vital Signs, Stardust, and Take me Home, but more often than not we’re presented with the kind of drab open-mic material that couldn’t get arrested if it violated every law in singer-songwriter land. His three previous studio albums have proven that Geary is capable of much, much better, which makes you wonder why quality control dipped so dramatically this time around. hereforthefanfare.com
Download tracks:Stardust, Take me Home