Sunday, 25 April 2010

TV is for Tom Verlaine.

Okay this next song, in my opinion, deserves a lot more recognition than it has. The song is a timeless classic and it just doesn't get old. The song is on Television's album of the same name and it is pure brilliance. I don't think music gets more epic and chilling than this song: I think everyone should have listened to this song at least once in their lifetime.
The album was released in 1977, but never got the acclaim that it truly deserved (apart from in New York where they began). The album was, however, re-released in 2003 and has ever since been regarded very highly in album charts. NME rated it as no. 4 album ever and Rolling Stone Magazine put it at 128.
The album was, arguably, the beginnings of post-rock. Tom Verlaine deserves to be recognised as a great front man with this amazing song and the album as a whole.

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