Adventure; Marquee Moon (2003) Musically proficient, with songs that ambled and shape-shifted, Television provided pyrotechnic neo-prog kicks for '70s New York punk scene-sters. Their first album, 1977's "Marquee Moon,"… 2003-09-23 Television Reissues
Music Review

Adventure; Marquee Moon (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: Television; Genre: Reissues

Musically proficient, with songs that ambled and shape-shifted, Television provided pyrotechnic neo-prog kicks for '70s New York punk scene-sters. Their first album, 1977's ''Marquee Moon,'' was one of the era's masterworks, a multilayered thrill ride of interlocking stun-gun guitars and leader Tom Verlaine's nervous vocals. ''Adventure'' suffers in comparison only because it isn't seminal; the material sags in spots, and there's less urgency in the playing. But it's still good; think of it as the band's chill-out CD. (Both feature alternate cuts.)

Originally posted Sep 26, 2003 Published in issue #730 Sep 26, 2003 Order article reprints