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The Sound of Young New York II

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All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
We huddle in fear, preparing for what seems to be the inevitable. How long until the obnoxious glut of disco-punk compilations fall from the music industry towers on to the public's heads below, just as we've dusted off our trousers from the electroclash catastrophe of 2002? The Sound of Young New York might be the first disco-punk compilation, but it certainly won't be the last. But unlike its ironic, and ultimately untimely electro-punk cousin, this particularly-'80s-sounding alert avoids many of its previous contenders' shortcomings. For starters, the vocalists found here have some real emotion in their inflections. Whether it's Elefant's vocalist giving a quick ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
We huddle in fear, preparing for what seems to be the inevitable. How long until the obnoxious glut of disco-punk compilations fall from the music industry towers on to the public's heads below, just as we've dusted off our trousers from the electroclash catastrophe of 2002? The Sound of Young New York might be the first disco-punk compilation, but it certainly won't be the last. But unlike its ironic, and ultimately untimely electro-punk cousin, this particularly-'80s-sounding alert avoids many of its previous contenders' shortcomings. For starters, the vocalists found here have some real emotion in their inflections. Whether it's Elefant's vocalist giving a quick Morrissey-esque "Uh-uh-oh," on "Bokkie" or the Faint's crooning like Ian Curtis playing hopscotch, it's all much more pleasing to the ears than detached female non-singing though D'Boldiss offers that here. Musically, disco-punk also has far greater depth, with the genre's finest though not most hyped unit so far, !!!, offering up eight-and-a-half minutes of "Me and Giuliani by the Schoolyard." Let's see Fischerspooner write an epic worthy of that length. Cow bells, congas, distorted funk bass and synth gear may be omnipresent, as well as guitars, guitars, and guitars, but with everyone from retro-rockers the Stills and techno loner I:cube with help from hip-hop sho-gun RZA taking a shot at the style, there's no way this will all start to sound alike, regardless off the genre umbrella. Seamlessly mixed for the dancefloor, this disc should soundtrack every house party you attend and every road trip you take this summer. Like the original disco-punk sound of the '80s, rap, rock, punk, disco and funk all come together in one singular groove that could go on forever, if only the record keeps spinning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: Plant
  • UPC: 616892584414
  • Catalog Number: 844

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Face Me - Itchy Revolutions (4:13)
  2. 2 Your Retro Career Melted - The Faint (4:31)
  3. 3 Freak Huh? - D'Boldiss (3:27)
  4. 4 Can You Deal With That (2:40)
  5. 5 Still in Love Song - The Stills (4:43)
  6. 6 Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story) (8:18)
  7. 7 Sure Thing - The Voice (4:34)
  8. 8 Forever - The Glass (4:20)
  9. 9 Bokkie - Elefant (3:30)
  10. 10 You Don't Look So Good (3:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Tom Clapp Producer
Harri Kupiainen Composer
The Faint Composer
Jovonn Composer, Producer
Ursula 1000 Producer, Remixing
!!! Composer
Chris Field Composer
Diego Garcia Composer
The Stills Composer
Maggie Hong Illustrations
Glenn "DJ Wool" Brady Composer, Producer
Dominique Keegan Art Direction
Gus Van Go Producer
Steve Yanko Composer
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