Sound — 10
I love this band. The label punk seams not to fit them to well though, it does apply to the scene they cam from though. They literaly built the stage a CBGB's. The sound is strikingly clear, almost like a bluenote jazz record. The guitars are clean, yet powerful and articulately ballanced. Not to many studio effects, just some double tracking on some of the solos to beef them up.
Lyrics — 8
Verlaine came to New York to become a poet, but found being in a band would be easier. The lyrics seam to have meaning, but only if you listen to the story he's telling in songs like marquee moon will you get the message I think he's trying to send. All in all, I couldn't have chosen better lyrics to go with the music (or vice versa).
Overall Impression — 9
What can I say? I've never heard anything quite like Television. It's soothing and it's just a great package, I don't know how I lived without this album, it's realy great for anyone who has a good appreciation of music. I love it. If it were stolen, I would probably beat the person who took it, then make them a copy, because it's that good.