#389 Television – Marquee Moon

Television’s Marquee Moon is one of the forerunners in the post-punk movement. They recorded two albums, but sales were dismal so they disbanded in 1978. Post-punk had a revival in the early 2000s with band such as the Strokes, the Killers, and Franz Ferdinand. Tom Verlaine and band has inspired many, but they never made their own names as big as the band who followed them. I have heard of Verlaine and Television, but I never heard their music.

My favourite songs are all, except “Guiding Light” because it is a bit whiny and the vocals remind me a bit of Mick Jagger. Yet, it is not a horrible song because none of the songs are bad. I think the more I listen to it, the more my favourite will change.

This album is a must have for the collection of music that matters. I wish I had listened to it sooner. It is full of songs that are catchy. All the songs remind me of band that rose up playing post-punk in the beginning of the 2000s. 9.5/10.

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