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Various Artists / Ny: the Next Wave
Album:Ny: the Next Wave Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2003
Label:Kanine Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-04 Pull Date:2003-10-06 
Week Ending:31 Aug24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug
Airplays:3442

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 03 Jul 16:DJ Aporia
Life Aquatic
4.Wed, 26 Nov 03:johnn
sad and dangerous
2.Fri, 30 Jan 09:Joy & Kyle
The Pants Down Oval Office
5.Thu, 09 Oct 03:J
15 Miles til Sunday featuring special guest DJ J-Skillet
3.Wed, 17 Mar 04:stirling
Stirling's Approximation
6.Thu, 28 Aug 03:johnn
sad and dangerous

Album Review
johnn
Reviewed 2003-08-05 
Forget the pretentiousness of the title -- this is a great compilation of bands. In general, there are a lot of late 70s / early 80s references going on, especially sounds related to Joy Division. For better or worse, this suggests the trendy-ness of bands like Interpol. Nevertheless, highlights include My Favorite, Four Volts, Mommy and Daddy, Aerial Love Feed, and Bastion.
Sad indie: 19, 7, 8, 1
Rockin: 13, 5, 20, 3, 6, 15, 4

1. SEA RAY: dreamy midtempo indie pop song. voice a la Luna/Galaxie 500
2. THE FLESH: start/stop groove, like a hiphop beat. sexycool but not quite there
3. THE FEVER: hard pulsing groove, great late 70s punk voice. catchy.
4. AWEK: thick sound, dark with poppy edge. I’m feeling Interpol here.
5. *AERIAL LOVE FEED: dark, echoey 80s vocals. twangy guitar, builds niicely
6. MAZING VIDS: casio beat w/ punk attitude vocals and minimal guitar. not bad.
7. *FOUR VOLTS: sad and sweet female vox with dreamy indie accompaniment
8. *BASTION: like ian curtis singing for my bloody valentine (at end). awesome.
9. STELLASTARR: poppy 80s, kind of U2 meets talking heads. not my favorite
10. BLUE SPARKS: upbeat, epic 80s pop rock feel a la the jam
11. HOTSOCKY: catchy rock song, like tom petty. typical and mediocre.
12. THE INFLATABLEMEN: electro clash with catchy synth lines. decent.
13. *MOMMY & DADDY: nice fuzz bass, rockin’ punk voice. super catchy.
14. THE BOXES: rockin side of blondie. not bad at all.
15. ELEFANT: I feel guilty this is so catchy. poppy joy division, like interpol.
16. ROGERHUMANBEING: nice sloppy guitar sound, but bad chorus. sugar.
17. OXFORD COLLAPSE: pulsing, fuzzy pop riffs. catchy but somehow not great
18. SHOREBIRDS: 80s synth swirls meets the scene creamers (make-up)
19. *MY FAVORITE: sweet female vox, with a great feel, like the smiths
20. ELECTRO PUTAS: psych vocals, synth echoes, steady funky groove. great!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sea Ray Revelry
2.Flesh, the Death Connection
3.Fever, the Labor of Love
4.Awek If You Win
5.Aerial Love Feed Pedestal
6.Mazing Vids In Two
7.Four Volts Anna the Marigold
8.Bastion Dance
9.Stellastarr Homeland
10.Blue Sparks Car Crash
11.Hotsocky Time Bomb
12.Inflatablemen, the False Start
13.Mommy and Daddy Take It
14.Boxes, the Boys N Cameros
15.Elefant Bokkie
16.Rogerhumanbeing Boston Whaler Daze
17.Oxford Collapse For Buds, not Boston
18.Shorebirds Mic Check 1,2
19.My Favorite My Life with the Living Dead
20.Electro Putas From Time to Time