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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's long, interweaving instrumental sections, not through Verlaine's words. That alone made Marquee Moon a trailblazing album -- it's impossible to imagine post-punk soundscapes without it. Of course, it wouldn't have had such an impact if Verlaine hadn't written an excellent set of songs that conveyed a fractured urban mythology unlike any of his contemporaries. From the nervy opener, "See No Evil," to the majestic title track, there is simply not a bad song on the entire record. And what has kept Marquee Moon fresh over the years is how Television flesh out Verlaine's poetry into sweeping sonic epics. [Marquee Moon was re-released on LP in 2012.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227971588
  • Catalog Number: 1098
  • Sales rank: 8,467

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 See No Evil
  2. 2 Venus
  3. 3 Friction
  4. 4 Marquee Moon
  5. 5 Elevation
  6. 6 Guiding Light
  7. 7 Prove It
  8. 8 Torn Curtain
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Television Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    This album was one of the highest rated by critics as well a



    This album was one of the highest rated by critics as well as other musicians. It has not just influenced punk,and new wave,but it pretty much influenced alternative and indie music as well.

    Thank God some of the more intelligent radio dj's in the indie music are still letting folks know through playing songs from them now,that pretty much sound like all the current songs, over 30 years later.Marquee Moon was critically acclaimed upon its release and achieved unexpected commercial success in the United Kingdom, but sold poorly in the United States. It has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest albums of the American punk rock movement and a cornerstone of alternative rock. The band's innovative post-punk instrumentation on the album strongly influenced the indie rock and new wave movements of the 1980s.Always hearing them inspires me.

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