NYC, Hell 3:00 AM - James Ferraro
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  • Summary: The latest release for the experimental artist/producer was inspired by the city of New York.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 4, 2013
    90
    Listen to NYC, HELL 3:00 AM close enough and you’ll hear them drumming at the windows of your mind’s storefront.
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    80
    While still destined to divide his audience, with the excruciating and brilliant NYC Hell, 3:00AM, James Ferraro has quietly and calmly made some of the most affecting and intoxicating music of his career.
  3. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    It's Ferraro's best since Far Side Virtual. [Oct 2013, p.46]
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    The lulling confusion of NYC uncannily enacts the unstable identity of the city itself. Ferraro paints it as aggressive, oppressive, and unknowable; then offers an audio tour of its darker depths, rats and all.
  5. Nov 7, 2013
    66
    NYC, Hell 3:00 AM isn’t going to be your thing if you’re on the hunt for the next edgy crooner about to blow up--you’re only going to hear it in DJ sets if the DJ is extremely brave or suicidal or both. But if what you’re looking for is an experience, one that can offer something extremely rare and powerful, if not exactly fun, then this is it.
  6. 50
    Spun out over a sometimes painful hour, NYC, Hell 3:00AM is a mess of an album that, despite a questionable concept, still has plenty of genuine highs.
  7. Dec 17, 2013
    50
    Whether Ferraro’s singing is purposefully amateurish or not, it puts the album in a particular light, one in which NYC, Hell 3:00 AM is either an awkward misstep or a tongue-in-cheek spoof. Actually, it probably falls somewhere between the two, but either way, this isn’t James Ferraro playing to his strengths.

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