Marquee Moon

Television - Marquee Moon
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1977 Ratings: #4 / 102
User Score
Based on 820 ratings
1977 Ratings: #3
Liked by 65 people
February 8, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Andy Johns, Tom Verlaine / Producer
Art Punk, Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution.

100
Pitchfork

Rhino and labels in the future will keep carbon-dating and explaining Marquee Moon, but sometime in the future, some Martian kid who can't get dates and hates sports will look past the plaque and sit in his room, blaring this music and wondering how life can possibly sound this great.

MickyT
87
What can I say about 'Marquee Moon' that hasn't been said already? It's a record that was ahead of its time, it would lay out the blueprints and give way to what we know as Art Punk and Post-Punk. But without that context in mind Television really did something special with this album and it's pure fun, the riffs are memorable and catchy, the guitar work in general is fantastic, the drumming is stellar, the basslines are so crisp and fun to listen to, and Tom Verlaine's vocals are honestly ... read more
Benny
100
YOU KNOW WHAT

FUCK IT
MARQUEE MOON A 10
Jallen2035
100
Punk's jam band
RakkSmells
95
[Genre: Art Punk]

Even though I wasn't overly big on Unknown Pleasures, I had a lot of fun with this album. The riffs are really catchy, the vocals are fun, and it's an overall super solid album. Some tracks weren't all that interesting compared to others but apart from that I really liked this.

Edit (Original score: 83): What was I smoking back in 2019? This album absolutely rules

favourite tracks: See No Evil, Venus, Friction, Marquee Moon, Prove It, Torn Curtain
least favourite: Guiding ... read more
MusicSucks
90
Marquee Moon features fantastic guitar work, and overall fantastic songwriting, throughout it's whole 8 tracks. This album is artistic, important and very representative of what post punk should sound like. It's fun and charismatic, which only adds to the already enjoyable listening experience.
Every song here is almost equally as good as the next one, which makes this a very solid album.
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Track List

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain
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Added on: February 4, 2013