Marquee Moon (album) by Television

Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon by Television
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 48th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,584 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1977 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (14th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (48th)
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Marquee Moon is ranked as the best album by Television.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,584 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 4 days ago
Great album!
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/05/2020 00:41
So consistent, yet never boring
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70/100
From 04/13/2020 01:10
Good album. Undisputed masterpiece? My answer to that question is no, as I am disputing it. Most tracks are pretty average rock songs, very little punk might I add, throughout the entirety of the album. I mean, the Ramones' self titled album came out a year before, which seems to have endured and influenced more than this album. The title track is an absolutely fantastic song though. If they would have gone full prog rock, rather than faking artsy punk, I would probably like this album a bit more and respect it more. As of right now, not as impressed as I thought I would have been, especially considering it's above Low and The Clash in 1977. Torn Curtain is also a great ending track. Again, it would have been better in the long run for them to just write art rock pieces like King Crimson's Epitaph or Pink Floyd's Echoes.
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70/100
From 02/20/2020 14:50
Not as unmistakenly genius as some make it out to be, but a good punk album that probably had taken considerable mainstream appeal. It was at least known to blur's members.

I just checked, I wasn't wrong. These guys had hits.

I guess to indie evangelists this must be valhalla, because every 00s snob that tried to revive punk basically copied their style. But I'm not here to bash indie rock again. I can quite enjoy the sound when it's done by them in contrast to 00s indie bands, which lends me more empirical proof of my rule of thumb that the first person who did it right, did it best.
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90/100
From 01/29/2020 05:57
I was honestly not expecting to like this album as much as I did, considering that I am not a huge new wave/punk fan. It spans multiple types of genres while staying within one genre....I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense, that’s the only way I can explain it. The band plays very tight and efficient and the singer’s loose and vague lyrics work well over it. The title track in particular, is truly one of the best songs I have ever heard, and it’s mostly two chords over and over again! I will say that the second side isn’t quite as strong as the first, otherwise it would be a perfect album. This is the only top 50 album/band that nobody I meet seems to have heard of, and I intend to correct it!
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75/100
From 11/09/2019 18:24
A prime candidate for my future chart titled, 'Dunno what the fuss is all about'.
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70/100
From 06/20/2019 20:44
People talk about the guitars on this album. I like this album for Billy Ficca's drumwork. Every song on this album is really good thanks to him.
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95/100
From 04/29/2019 17:34
Beautifull mix of punk rock and classic rock. I sure like it a lot
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80/100
From 03/12/2019 15:24
This is one of the best guitar albums I've ever heard. From the riffs to the solos, it's incredible. The lyricism is also top notch. It may not seem that way upon a casual listen but, on top of the amazing instrumentation, the songs soundly and subtly explore different complex themes that deal with life, morality and purpose. The album, for me, can be broken into two halves; the first four songs and the last four songs. The first half of the album is somewhat significantly better than the second half, in my opinion. The first half sounds so much smoother than the latter to me. The electric guitars on the first half are nothing short of amazing. I mean, it would only make sense that the best songs feature the best guitar segments and those come on "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction" and obviously "Marquee Moon". "Marquee Moon" is incredibly structured. The solos border on perfection. One of the best songs I've ever heard. In the second half, the quality falls off a bit. That is not to say that it is bad, it's far from it, but the only song that strikes me as something special is the "Bohemian Rhapsody"-esque "Guiding Light" and even that is slightly below the first four songs in terms of quality.
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From 02/04/2019 06:13
The guitar work on this record is nothing short of magical
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