Yes New York - Various Artists
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  • Summary: This compilation (whose name borrows from the similar 1978 Brian Eno-curated disc 'No New York') contains 16 tracks from artists at the forefront of the current New York indie scene, including The Strokes, Interpol, The Natural History, Radio 4, The Walkmen, The Rapture, Calla, Longwave, TedThis compilation (whose name borrows from the similar 1978 Brian Eno-curated disc 'No New York') contains 16 tracks from artists at the forefront of the current New York indie scene, including The Strokes, Interpol, The Natural History, Radio 4, The Walkmen, The Rapture, Calla, Longwave, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (credited to "Unitard") and The Rogers Sisters. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. Probably the best post-punk album you'll buy all year.
  2. 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.
  3. Most of it... suggests that New York's time is, once again, imminent. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  4. 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.
  5. A solid collection of the most talked-about bands in the New York underground.
  6. This is a lot closer to the type of compilation you'd get with an issue of CMJ than something special.
  7. 40
    Aside from [Interpol]... the Yes groups sound just as narrow and constricted as their scuzzy East Village forebears. [Aug 2003, p.120]

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