Monday, March 19, 2012
Album Review: Television
Yes, Verlaine and Richard Lloyd's guitars have really clean, melodic tone to them. Yes, Verlaine pulls off that effortless NY drawl, well, effortlessly. unfortunately the songs are unremarkable. Opening track 1880 or so sets a tone of sorts, all chiming guitars carried through subsequent tracks like In World and No Glamor for Willi. By the final track Mars, Verlaine tries a desperate howling vocal but this doesn't convince any more than previous material. There's not much to criticise here but there's a lack of thrills that technical fret play can't compensate for. So not the new Marquee Moon then.