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Behind a fashionable exterior is something very bland and uninspiring
on 14 August 2007
In the time it takes me to write this review, this record will already have dated another 25%. That's a fact. Probably.
Anyway, what have we here? The sound du jour, all angular synths and deadpan ice cool vocals. Except, hang on a minute, doesn't this sound EXACTLY like the electroclash of 4 years ago. Remove the stupid and inaccurate 'nu rave' tag and yup, all this actually sounds like is some of Miss Kittin's outtakes. And once you scrape away the synth laden veneer, you may well find that NYPC are deficient in two very important ways - they don't know how to write a song, and they lack personality. In short, they don't cut the mustard on any level.
I hope they enjoy their 15 minutes, cos it's all they've got, gawd bless em.