Maybe they didn't rip up any rule books, it sounds to me like an updated version of old school rock'n'roll with some later 60s pop sensibilities in the song writing thrown in. I can't really hear any punk influence or link at all. The guitars sound still sound great to me, the tone is so silky and warm and the playing is spot on thanks to all the practicing they did no doubt. Effortless and light. I think practicing suits this kinda music. Ambitious young lads wanted to get it right. I do think they put a new twist on guitar rock too but who cares whether a 40 year rock old album was unorthodox 40 years ago or not!
Here, have all Pono re-releases been remastered? I downloaded the pono version of Marquee Moon last night and it sounds way better than it ever did on cd. I was in the "like it, don't love it" camp until last night but my judgement could have been clouded by the wine.
this album is like sitting down with a good novel, for me. I think it needs your attention. I couldn't listen to this all the way through very often, but I find it's very rewarding when you do.I'm in the 3.8/5 gang.
I don't think theres a bad song on there, but I find it tough going to listen to the album right through. And the best explanation as to why that is, is what people have already said about what their main criticisms of the album are. They being; 1: his voice, and 2: its too polished, somehow.
Give me any 1, 2 or 3 songs from this in a go and I'll lap them up. Any more than that and I'll lose interest.
Venus reminds me a bit of Betty Davis Eyes. In a good way.
I never heard another Television album, other than this one. I've never seen them live, nor am I overly familiar with any of the side-projects/post Television projects by any of the band members. I don't feel that motivated to either, after a week of listening to this.
I get all the praise. I agree with all the arguments for the merits of this album. I just find it a bit difficult to listen to right through
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