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  • Summary: This is the third and final part of the psychedelic concept trilogy from the British artist who previously was a member of The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof, Black Box Recorder, and The Servants.

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  1. 85
    His concerns are consistent and consistently bizarre, his delivery as unsettling as ever, the atmosphere he creates both bleak and battered--yet he’s still a man armed with tunes as well as wit, brilliance to match the bitterness; a new album that digs into the past, chokes it down and regurgitates it with a sly smile.
  2. May 21, 2014
    80
    Ultimately, Haines has once again succeeded in producing a surreal, engaging and magnificently wry collection of songs that provide a satisfying conclusion to his concept trilogy.
  3. May 29, 2014
    80
    New York… is a pitch perfect and regularly beautiful homage to the likes of Suicide and the Velvets.
  4. 70
    Its portraits of downtown legends like Lou Reed and Alan Vega are far more affectionate than much of his scabrous output, with music that flits between dreamy Velvets simplicity and the synthetic throb of Suicide.
  5. Uncut
    May 21, 2014
    70
    Luke Haines' trilogy of rock follies concludes with this perverse mediation on New York punk. [Jun 2014, p.78]
  6. Q Magazine
    May 21, 2014
    60
    A pop culture enthusiast, Luke Haines once again shows his uncanny ability to beat vivid and idiosyncratic new narratives from leathery sacred cows. [Jun 2014, p.111]
  7. The Wire
    Jul 17, 2014
    50
    The mirth on offer here is thin fare, for the most part. [May 2014, p.63]

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