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Marquee Moon

Television

1977

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Marquee Moon
Album Summary

Marquee Moon is the debut album by American rock band Television. It was released on February 8, 1977, by Elektra Records. In the years leading up to the album, Television had become a prominent act on the New York music scene and generated interest from a number of record labels, eventually signing a record deal with Elektra. The group rehearsed extensively in preparation for Marquee Moon before recording it at A & R Recording in September 1976. It was produced by the band's frontman Tom Verlaine and sound engineer Andy Johns. For Marquee Moon, Verlaine and fellow guitarist Richard Lloyd abandoned contemporary punk rock's power chords in favor of rock and jazz-inspired interplay, melodic lines, and counter-melodies. The resulting music is largely hook-driven with complex instrumental parts (particularly on longer tracks such as "Marquee Moon"), while evoking themes of adolescence and transcendence through imagery in urban, pastoral, and nocturnal modes, including references to the geography of Lower Manhattan. Influenced by Bohemian and French poetry, Verlaine's lyrics also feature puns and double entendres intended to give the songs an impressionistic quality in describing his perception of an experience. Marquee Moon was met with widespread acclaim and was hailed by critics as an original musical development in rock music. The critical recognition helped the album achieve unexpected commercial success in the United Kingdom, despite poor sales in the United States. Among the most acclaimed music releases in history, it has consistently featured in professionally curated lists of top albums, including Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" (2003), on which it ranked 128th. Marquee Moon also proved to be a foundational record of alternative rock, as Television's innovative post-punk instrumentation for the album strongly influenced the new wave and indie rock movements of the 1980s and rock guitar playing in general.

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3.48

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Genres

  • Rock
  • Post Punk
  • Punk
  • New Wave

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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

Absolutely loved this. A revelation for me and if I get 5 albums like this from the 1001 where I know very little and then get educated then it’s worth listening to alll the shit. I hear so many of my fave bands today in this album, the guitar work is special, the tunes are special, I’m only sad it’s taken 45 years to hit my ears ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

All your favorite rock bands fucking love this album.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
5

New York, CBGB, 70's. If that trio isnt a 5, tell me what is.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Thank you Television for not letting Brian Eno ruin this album!!! They recorded demos of several of the songs and didn’t like Eno’s production. So the band waited for a better suited recording arrangement. I’ve had this album in my library for a long time, and I’ve gone through spurts of repeated listening. I love the guitar work on this album. The twinkling diddle-liddle-liddle-liddle-luh throughout Marquee Moon (song) is a great hook. And the little, repeated licks that go against the grain in several songs, which I found out are called countermelodies, are exquisite. The bass deserves recognition too, like on Elevation and Prove It for instance where it carries the melody at times. Listening to Marquee Moon (song) more closely now, I find it to be an unappreciated master piece. The repeated premature truncation of the chorus on Elevation is unsettling, but in a way I truly appreciate. Have you ever had a conversation with someone about what era you’d want to go back to for the music? Reading more about Television’s history, 1975 at CBGB in Manhattan is now on my list of potential answers. That year, Television shared a residence at the CBGB with Patti Smith when she had just recorded her album Horses. Oh what a time and place to be!

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

No further proof needed of Marquee Moon's mind-altering inventinveness than the fact that a significant number of people seem to think it sounds like the Strokes. Come again?

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

This album is a world unto itself. I've listened to a lot of music, but there's nothing else quite like this. Such a unique and often bizarre blend of post-punk-infused pop with a hint of psychedelia.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
5

This album is just an inventive, intricate, and idiosyncratic mix of classic-guitar-hero-dad-rock, punk irreverence, and jazz interplay. I knew I was gonna give it this but this Aussie gives it five runs to Bunnings Warehouse out of five.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
5

Marquee Moon is, of course, the cornerstone of the art punk side of post-punk. They gave an energetic boost to the otherwise very dark and dingy sounds of Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Cure, and....oh, huh? Marquee Moon came out before all those bands? Huh. Well, even if they aren't the cornerstone! They put out some quintessential post-punk. Compositionally unique, it sticks with me even after repeated listens. They'll explore cool new bridges or verses and then move on to another, refusing to stick around too long leaving you wanting more. But then you get even more punk-y goodness that you can forgive it.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

A really special record, in my opinion one of the best guitar records ever. Verlaine & Lloyd’s duelling guitars are particularly notable on Friction & Elevation but the epic title track is a thing of wonder. No filler at all here.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

PREFS : TOUT MOINS PREF : RIEN

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Mon Mar 13 2023
5

I am not a massive fan of intricate guitar work, but this album just sings from start to finish. Delicate but tough, lyrical and unique. I love love love Verlaine's voice, and his lyrics, too. There's nothing quite like this album, and that is one of the many reasons I love it.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

Side 1 is post punk perfection. Side 2..... is really not.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Meh. I've never been into Television. I don't think that they are bad or unskilled, but it's never grabbed me. If I want to listen to New York style new wave from the late seventies, it's going to look for something like early Blondie.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

This feels like the definition of "proto". Sonically it's roots really resonate far and wide, and in its own right it is surprisingly strong. Plus it fits my flavors in some really strong ways.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

A truly classic from the great New York punk rock scene.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

Amazing album front to back, all killer no filler. Truly one of the best albums ever created, not only based on the quality of songs but also the composition of the album itself. Absolutely exceptional album.

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Wed Dec 16 2020
4

Fun, jazzy, angular, theatrical. Your favorite band's favorite album. Paved the way for a lot of great music. Favorite tracks: "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "See No Evil"

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

I actually quite like this album overall. Television is an essential part of that initial, American post-punk exploratory period that birthed bands like Violent Femmes and The Replacements. It's nihilistic and nonsensical at times, sure. But that's just true to its post-punk underpinnings. It also hits with some strong, jazz-rooted drums and more than a few prog-rock-leaning instrumental sections. Is it an amazing album? No. But it's pretty damn good. The title track, Marquee Moon, in particular, is great from both a technical and musical perspective.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Weird songwriting, yet impossibly cool. The lyrics are a masterpiece of tonality. Some of the hooks and melodies are to die for. I have to realise that one of the ways I judge an album is if I want to party with the band. I definitely want to party with Television.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Wow. What a find. Never listened to them before but after Venus I knew this album was going to be a good one. I don't throw 5 stars around willy nilly, and certainly not for an album I've only heard once, so this is a strong 4.

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Sun Sep 19 2021
4

ой классно! -> ой похуй -> что за группа?

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

This is a pretty great record. Television is a complete blindspot for me but seems like they should be in my wheelhouse. The guitar interplay is great. The vocals aren't amazing but they mostly work in the context of the songs. Cool record.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

Title track still bangs but I realized I find the vocalist a bit too shrill for a full album.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

The Strokes before the Strokes

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

I have this on vinyl and is played at least once a month as It's one of my favourite albums. You can hear how it's so influential on many other bands.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

"Friction" is one of the horniest songs I've ever heard. "Marquee Moon" pioneering the brain-fuck off-time guitar part solo intro. Also pioneering self-indulgent guitar wankery at the end of the album

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

One of my favorite albums. Love every track. So simple yet entrancing and melodic. I think a lot of it comes from its jazz-like structure, despite only using rock instruments. This isn't like anything out there. Explores several themes, none of which overstay their welcome, and never tries to be flashy. Atmosphere is wistful and mysterious, sometimes very dark, which works perfectly with Verlaine's haunting vocals and creepy lyrics. This is best exemplified in "Friction," from the beginning tune to the guitar interludes between every line. It amazes me how each track stands out in these remarkable, memorable ways. It helps that there are only 8 tracks, each deserving full attention. The mixing is as best as it could be, you could hear everyone clearly, as subtle as they may be. A bad production job would have likely dulled the contributions of the drums, which I feel play the major role in carrying the power and tempo in this album compared to most. When the drums change, you know we're moving into new territory. The second side doesn't get enough love. Starting with the garage-style wild opener, it feels like the first few tracks are building up the mood to the titular masterpiece, but we abruptly shift to the post-apocalyptic second half. Again, with each track I can pull out 10 things that I obsess over. And yet there's always a commendation about the vocals, guitar solos, lyrics, and drums... no one's being dragged behind in any of them. "Elevation" carries the themes we saw in "Friction" and "Marquee Moon," but "Guiding Light" really mellows the tone for the rest of the album. When people say Marquee Moon is one of the most influential album to the alternative and indie scene, the song I typically thing of is "Prove It;" there's something so standard about that song that really sets the benchmark of how rock music should sound like, simple yet constantly evolving, with dynamic vocals and solos that naturally come in and out of the song's riffs, closing with an extended satisfying ending. Also, it has the abrupt stops, which is one of my favorite things about punk music. Finally, the album closes with the gothic, eery "Torn Curtain." Absolutely love the yearning chorus and the isolating guitar. Best choice to close the experience.

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Sun May 22 2022
5

Tom Verlaine’s lyricism on Marquee Moon, influenced by French and Bohemian poetry, filled to the brim with puns, double entendres, and other clever witticisms, could’ve been enough to establish the record as a classic in itself, but then, the interweaving, lyrical guitar playing of Verlaine and Richard Lloyd could’ve done the same. There are very few records I love as much as this one. It has had an immeasurable impact on the way I think about guitar playing, lyricism, even music itself. High praise, I know, but it’s entirely deserved. Standout Tracks: See No Evil, Venus, Marquee Moon, Prove It, Torn Curtain

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Sun May 29 2022
5

Angular and hooky and melodic and oh so influential, this is music for intelligent folk. It’s also the Rosetta Stone for New Wave and indie rock, a source document that would be plundered in the decades that followed. The vocals are pretty mediocre (and not too pleasant to hear), but the vibes, mood and tempo are compelling, as is the lack of studio trickery. The title track is an epic of understatement, how you can go big in rock without being utterly bombastic – it’s a minor miracle that it was recorded in one track. “Elevation” and “Guiding Light” (oh, the lilting outro) are also fantastic, simultaneously entrancing and ear-wormy. It’s amazing how much they could mine from a pretty simple and straightforward approach. One for the ages and rounding up because they have been criminally overlooked and underrated.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

Bought this in '77 so really know it well, Love Toms work and you can see the influence of Television on the New York Punk scene through later bands like Talking Heads et-al. I Love the Idea that Joey Ramone could have been in the band at one time, wonder what kind of fusion that would have made? Richard Hell was a contemporary who didn't make the cut also, luckily for us as we then got the Voidoids! You can here the influence of The Velvet Underground on this album too. Love "Venus" "Friction" and "Marquee Moon". An influential album rightfully on the list here.

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Sat Feb 11 2023
5

An all timer. From the opening chords of "See No Evil," it's clear that Television was forging a new, unique sound that blended elements of post-punk, new wave, and art rock. Side A leads up to the iconic title track, a showcase of guitar excellence. Side B is no slouch, despite perhaps lacking a heavyweight track. “Elevation” opens the second half in a moody fashion with its minor key never letting go of a somber demeanor in addition to that angular, off-tempo guitar recording multiple times in each chorus. "Guiding Light" is surprisingly direct and heartfelt, which hits harder now given Tom Veraline's recent passing. "Prove It" provides some light-hearted fun but is still wound tight as a corkscrew. "Torn Curtain" is an appropriately weighty, minor key closer. Perfection. This album just turned 46 years old two days ago! I even have an enamel pin of the album cover's back. RIP Tom Veraline.

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Tue Feb 06 2024
5

Great album recommendation. As for someone who likes the Strokes, this album is a gem. Some fine production and guitar works here. Also Venus sounds amazing, currently my favourite song. 10/10 album right here

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Tue Mar 12 2024
5

I could write 10,000 words about how phenomenal this record is. Not only one of the best records of the post-punk era, or even the 70s, but arguably one of the greatest rock records of all time.

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Wed Apr 10 2024
5

one of my favourite albums oat? and on my birthday? what a lovely little treat

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Fri Apr 19 2024
5

I was a tad worried by this album's opening track being a bit too stereotypical rock, but as soon as Venus presented itself (a song I know very well) it was "smooth" sailing from then on. You can hear so much of the DNA found in the music industry in this one album, with complex percussion, fantastic guitar solos/riffs, and lyrical content that seems to actually be trying to say something. That isn't to say none of these things existed in music prior, because obviously that isn't the case, but this album takes all of those features, whether it be its poeticism, or its almost jazz instrumentation, and makes it unabashedly a rock statement. Its almost like the anti-punk, with its long songs and complete and utter dreariness when examining the world and itself, but still has this rebellious energy that can easily be found in New York at the time, but somehow this just makes it feel all so devastating. Very little artists would be able to pull off a song like Marquee Moon, yet Television did it on their first try, and that is breathtakingly impressive. This may not be an album to dance to, or an album to jam out in the car with your friends to, but its still an album to FEEL something with, and considering it bore an entire genre of its own (albeit with some help of the likes of Brian Eno and Pere Ubu years before) its no wonder that this is considered essential listening today. It just strikes you the longer it goes on that you are listening to one of the highest forms of musical art, and I cannot express how amazing yet oddly terrifying that is at the same time.

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Mon Apr 22 2024
5

I've been thinking about how to review this for a while (or "Horses", if it came up first), concerned I would go into an old man rant about how people don't make records like this anymore. I've settled on this: Records of this quality and importance are like elements of the periodic table; once they've been discovered by the pioneers who made them, we should all be happy that Platinum exists, not sad that no-one will isolate it for the first time again. Pretentious, moi?

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Mon Apr 22 2024
5

I know this record so well, and have read so much about it, review feels redundant, so I’ll leave three passing observations. 1. The clean, lapidary and chiming sound of the playing camouflages the fact that it really swings. My two-year old went ape over the first minute of the title track. 2. I used to disregard the second half, probably due to the vulnerable tone after the brasher first half; of course, now I might prefer it. 3. If, like I did, you think this is the only Television record worth checking out, here’s some happy news: Adventure and the self-titled are great records, and the live “The Blow-Up” is sorcery, especially “Little Johnny Jewel”.

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Fri May 03 2024
5

10 Albums You Actually Need to Hear Before You Die Chapter 7 Gimme Friction: Television’s “Marquee Moon” Back in early 2002, during the height of Strokes-mania in New York City, I was shopping for records in Greenwich Village after seeing a show at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre on a Saturday night. The shop I was in - I forget the name now, sorry - was in the basement of a three story walk up and was packed to the gills with records. On the counter by the register, the shop owner had a record on display, Television’s Marquee Moon, with a Post-It note affixed to it with these exact words scrawled on it: “Fuck The Strokes - This is the *real* sound of New York City” …and that was all it took to sell me on this record. Thank god for the curmudgeonly record store owners of the world.

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Mon May 27 2024
5

Another one of those punk albums that's influenced a lot of my favourite music and more broadly favourite genres. Can hear plenty of Wire in here to the point it sounds like the same drummer. Talking Heads were for sure listening too. Don't get me started on who of my favourites it's touched but Parquet Courts is the clear call out here.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

That "Marquee Moon," guitar riff is so damn infectious it has kept me coming back to this album over and over. Come for that riff and stay for a group of punks that can actually play guitar. I feel like their guitar work was well beyond what most of their fast and loud contemporaries were doing. It was also just really catchy to me. I think Verlaine is a fantastic songwriter as well. Interesting imagery and delivery. That being said I feel like a few of the songs on the back half of this album were just not as fleshed out lyrically and more of a showcase of how well these guys could play guitar. For that I've got to give this one a 4.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

Another absolute classic which must have been a lightning bolt moment back in '77, perfect marriage of punk sensibilities and aesthetic with the artsy contemporaries like Talking Heads and Roxy Music. 10 minute songs?? Guitar virtuosos?? And from the 70s, but no caped keyboard players or fairytale lyrics in sight?! For me the highlights are all in the first half, in particular Venus and Marquee Moon. The album peaks with that transcendent title track, although the soft and stirring Guiding Light is a highlight from Side 2. A stronger closer would have bumped this to 5* for me but can settle with 4.5* and bottomless admiration.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

A classic that I came to late, 10 years ago, perhaps. It's a very good album and the guitar interplay between Verlaine and Richard Lloyd is often gorgeous and always engaging. I was tempted to give it an automatic 5 stars for it's reputation and they fact that I mostly think it's brilliant, but...... Tom Verlaine's voice keeps it from reaching the highest score. Now I can usually look past a unflattering vocal performance if the songs transcend the subjectively week vocals and I mostly do, but ultimately I can't quite get to 5. 4 .5 🌟

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Mon Mar 13 2023
4

A very jagged and angular listen. You can almost feel the elbows digging into your sides as the guitars move up and down the frets. That's the muso wank verdict. And I' not even a muso. But hey! Marquee Moon doesn't require a PhD in the Inky Press to appreciate it. It still sounds like no other album, apart from the endless post-punk copyists that followed... Stick with the best, stick with the original. Superb.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
4

Simple melodies yet intricate guitar work. It's a fascinating listen.

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Tue Apr 09 2024
4

The album generator didn't save my review, so all my lovely readers have been deprived of the genius flow of words that could have so enriched their lives. Who am I kidding? We are all just tiny ants shouting into the void - hear me! I matter! I have value to add! Who am I kidding? Ants all work together as part of an interconnected whole, a community, a society where no one is more important than anyone else, everyone is valuable to the whole and everyone gets on with life without complaining. It's a great album, birthing that New York sound that all your indie kid modern bands love so much. It's not for ants though. They are better than us in so many ways.

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Mon May 27 2024
4

So I was aware of Television and “Marquee Moon” in the late-70’s, but I was way more into blues-based heavy rock, as well as progressive rock back then… That said, I always had a very positive vibe about the band and that album in particular… So this was my first time listening to the album start-to-finish, and I thoroughly enjoyed it… It’s very clear that there is something incredibly original about this album – and there something very special about it as well… For me, the best songs on “Marquee Moon”, sound like the bridge between the traditional rock world as it had progressed to that time – and what would become the alternative rock genre that would follow… Not so much the lyrics, and clearly the vocals are not the strength of the album, but musically is where you can really notice the difference… It is worth noting that the vocals DO fit the music style pretty well – even if they are not the best from a singing perspective… I like that they had 3 shorter tracks on each side, with the closing track on each side, being the longer, more intricate compositions… IMO, the longest tracks are by far the best – but there is goodness throughout… My favorite tracks include – “Friction” – 4-stars out of 7… “Guiding Light” – 4-stars out of 7… “Torn Curtain” – 5-stars out of 7… “Marquee Moon” – 6-stars out of 7… Mainly for the music, and incredible originality… Probably a 3.75 in my book, but because of the originality and significance, I’ll clock it in at a solid 4…

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Sun Jun 02 2024
4

Marquee Moon is the debut album by Television, originally released in 1977. Wow, this was good. Pretty much no one sounded like this in 1977. The closest I can think of off the top of my head is Talking Heads maybe? This must've been such a breath of fresh air in the punk/alternative scene at the time. This record has a mix of shorter songs and some longer jams, but it's always interesting instrumentally and lyrically. Television really avoided falling into post-punk cliches that a lot of bands unfortunately were victim of. I also had no idea they were American. This record sounds very British. Very fun listen.

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Thu Jun 06 2024
3

Another one I haven't listened to in years. I can now hear the influence/crossover of/with peers like Patti Smith and, more than anything, Talking Heads.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
2

Enjoyable enough but nothing that makes it standout. Suffers from lots of bands coming after that do it slightly more to my taste.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
2

could be worse but also rly doesn't need to exist

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Tue Sep 06 2022
2

Not something I would have chosen to listen to, I find this post-punk isn't a good release of anger or sadness or any emotion it just winds you up. I really appreciate some of the guitar parts and the vocals but all together I do not like the songs. I wish the guitar parts, which are really cool and impressive, could be combined with some more melodic parts as well then I would love it. Guitar parts in Marquee Moon for example absolutely gorgeous and so impressive, but could it be put with more melodic instrumentation and then it would be a masterpiece to me, also we do not need 10 minutes of this fuck saaaake. I get why a lot of people think they're amazing though and they seem to have been extremely influential from research (I hadn't heard of Television before). This is apparently one of Tom's favourite albums of all time though...

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

One of the greats right here, the guitar is so influential.

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Sat Dec 19 2020
5

Never thought I'd like a punk album

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

V. good. Punk sound, good vocals + drums

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Opening track was particularly good

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Fun album, Marquee Moon is a great tune. Never heard of them

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Really, really enjoyed this. Can't believe it came out in 1977, sounded like early Strokes!

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

No ragrets. Qué puto discazo.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

I knew it was going to be good, and bad on me for not listening to it for this long, but HOT DAMN.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

I love Television. Saw them in concert after their reunion album, which is also incredible. This is a classic, 5 stars.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
5

Good one, swift and straight to the heart

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

One of the finest albums of the period

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Narzekalem na punkowatosc punkowatosci na liscie i lista postanowila odpowiedziec czyms epicko punkersko protoplastycznym, bo albumikiem z 77 grupy zwanej television, na ktorej wczesniej nie bylo mi dane sie poznac, ale nadrobilem i urzeklo mnie to co uslyszalem, nie jest jest to wulgarny energiczny punk pelen buntu polaczonego z darciem mordy i napierdalanka po gitarkach, jeden z najbardziej smothowych punko basow jakie chyba kiedykolwiek slyszalem tworza taka linie melodyczna, o jakiej drumujace melodyje nie moga snic, na to jeszcze wpadaja gitarowe solowki na przemian z kounter melodiami, ktorych istnienie dopiero na tej plycie tak odczulem, bo jakos nigdy nie zastanawialem sie nad kounterowymi melodiami i ich zastosowaniu w muzyce popularnej, a ten album robi dobry how to tego wlasnie wykorzystania budowy melodii, tak jak sugeruje okladka banda liczy 4 czlonkow, dosc klasyczne w punkowaniu, ale tym razem wokalista jest takze utalentowanym grajkiem gitarowym i klawiszowym, ktore kreci solowe popisy, czuc takze ze teksty sa pisane ekskluziwnie przez pana Verlaine, chociaz nie jest to konceptowy krazek, to jednak motywy biedaka grajka hamerykanskiego w duzym miescie czuc dosc bardzo, zwlaszcza po retrospekcyjnym charakterze niektorych trakow, no i narkotykach rzecz jasna, co tez oczywiscie nawiazuje do poczatkow szolbiznesu dla czlonkow telewizji, pisalem ze wokalista robi robote podczas solowek, ale glowny gitarowca wcale mu tutaj nie ustepuje i licytuja sie co trak kto bardziej epickiego solowca wystuka, jeden z albumikow sluchany tylko od poczatku do konca, bo tak wciaga, ale na plejaka dodam ponad 10 minutowego epika ktory najlepiej sprzedaje o czym jest ta plyta, czyli tytulowy marquee moon, do tego dochodzi prove it, elevation i venus milowskom, na ktorej dosc ciekawe chorkowanie sie pojawilo, jak teraz pomysle jak influencyjna to musiala byc plyta, mam przed soba tyle wyspiarskich punkerow, ktore podobny konter plej probowaly ogrywac, gadajace glowy i pozostan w swietle, to tez dobry przyklad influencjowania tym wlasnie materialem, mam nadzieje ze reszta dyskografii jest rownie epicka i energia frontowego zawodnika przetrwala

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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

Uno de esos discos especiales que marcan un antes y un después

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

A classic - still listen to this fairly regularly.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Strong opening track. Simple, catchy songs. Not overproduced.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
5

J'aime. The Strokes love it.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

One of the greatest post-punk albums of all time. 9.4/10 Best Tracks: "See No Evil" "Venus"

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

Very cool! I like that kind of music a lot and this was just what i love

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Great Album. Way ahead of its time. Could say it was made this year and it would fit.

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Truly amazing. The music is way ahead of it's time.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Loved it. I’ve not heard about of this album before, so it was a great find

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Классное сочетание 2 гитарных партий. Критики также отмечают интересную лирику, жаль не могу ее оценить.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Que és el disc amb millors guitarres dels 70 és gairebé una obvietat. No només dels 70, em costaria trobar un àlbum amb tants temes on els riffs provoquin tal cascada de sentiments. Però és que a més té les cançons... No n'hi ha cap que sigui simplement bona, totes són radicalment excel.lents

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

Hadn't heard of this group before, so wasn't sure going in what it would be about. Very much a guitar-first album, and they do an excellent job with that. Very much what the Strokes brought back in the 2000s. Vocalist takes away from it a bit, but added some tunes to the playlist here. Marquee Moon the song is excellent, very catchy jam. Added a few to the playlist off of this one.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
5

This is banging. Perfect post punk. Love the guitar work from start to finish!

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Tue Nov 02 2021
5

The title song is a highlight on one of the best albums ever - what some players manage to express with a guitar is amazing and still sounds as fresh as ever- but the rest of the songs is excellent as well.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

A pop-rock album that I absolutely loved every second of. The instrumental sections of this album are very dynamic and the guitar play goes from garage rockers to experimental. The guitarists complement each other so well and their sound is deeply layered; definitely the highlight of the album. I can understand how some might view the singing and songwriting as subpar or stale, but really its secondary to the music as a whole. I can imagine how ahead of its time this album was at its release, not just for punk rock but rock as a whole. The sequencing of this album is flawless and there is not one bad song on the entire album. Favorite tracks: All; Marquee Moon, Torn Curtain if I had to choose.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Fabulous recording, fun guitar. The occasional touch of melancholy. Awesome vocals, and great harmonies. Also the perfect duration - long enough to leave me fulfilled, without dragging on.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

Оч люблю телевижн и тома верлена

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

The compositional endpoint of the two guitars, bass and drums band playing rock & roll. Every instrument is playing exactly what it needs to, and what they’re playing is all brilliant (especially the drums). This could've just as well have been released 10 or even 20 years later. Hard to believe it would come out of the CBGB's scene

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

100%. This is a perfect album.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

I'd forgotten how amazing this album is. The hypnotic, driving bass with the guitar work pulling it along. If I'm nitpicking, I'm not totally sold on the singing but does convey masses of character and attitude, and the title track is so amazing and titanic that it overshadows the songs coming after it.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

The more I listen to this album the more I like it. How crazy that this came out in 1977?! I only knew the title track before this, and I genuinely thought it was a modern song. I'm vibing with this _a lot_. I may be feeling generous this week but I do love this album.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

Absolute classic. This and their live ROIR tape The Blow-Up were mind blowing. It was too bad that Little Johnny Jewel was difficult to get ahold of until the reissue.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Another one of those albums that I listen to over and over. It is a perfect soundtrack to a hwad clearing walk when I need to get lost in my thoughts.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
5

This is a great album. Not much more needs to be said, it's simply great.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
5

Great album. Have it on vinyl. Have listened to it a bunch.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
5

Another longtime fav of mine. Lots have be said of this album and it indeed is great. What downt get said as much as how good the guitar playi g is, it's a down right jam album with excellent production.

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