Yes New York - Various Artists

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. This comp makes one thing perfectly clear: for a host of bands so readily compared to the same tiny stable of influences-- "sounding like a modern-day Gang of Four..."-- there sure is a hell of a lot of diversity between them.
  2. Probably the best post-punk album you'll buy all year.
  3. Most of it... suggests that New York's time is, once again, imminent. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  4. 75
    A pretty accurate representation of the New York rock renaissance. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  5. Cannibalising a musical canvas splattered with decades of paint, little here is truly original and the quality veers throughout, as is inevitable from the recordings of one - albeit artistically ferocious - city.
  6. Does a good job documenting the sounds and youthful energy generated by the scene. [10 Jul 2003, p.64]
  7. At the very least, Yes New York procures a look at a city churning out (mostly) good bands.
  8. A solid collection of the most talked-about bands in the New York underground.
  9. If you don't yet know NYC bands like The Witnesses or The Natural History, this album is worth a try. [#5, p.116]
  10. This is a lot closer to the type of compilation you'd get with an issue of CMJ than something special.
  11. 40
    Aside from [Interpol]... the Yes groups sound just as narrow and constricted as their scuzzy East Village forebears. [Aug 2003, p.120]
  12. How many times can rock return in one year? [Jul 2003, p.122]

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