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, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (credited to "Unitard") and The Rogers Sisters. Expand
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  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. Most of it... suggests that New York's time is, once again, imminent. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  3. Probably the best post-punk album you'll buy all year.
  4. A solid collection of the most talked-about bands in the New York underground.
  5. At the very least, Yes New York procures a look at a city churning out (mostly) good bands.
  6. If you don't yet know NYC bands like The Witnesses or The Natural History, this album is worth a try. [#5, p.116]
  7. How many times can rock return in one year? [Jul 2003, p.122]

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