Around - Tom Verlaine
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  • Summary: One of two April 2006 releases for the former Television guitarist, 'Around' is a 16-track instrumental release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 80
    It's in essence a wordless, monochrome Television. [May 2006, p.104]
  2. 80
    Spiky, lyrical, quiveringly pretty. [May 2006, p.100]
  3. Around is a bit spotty but when it works, it really works well.
  4. Too many of the songs are flimsy and fragmentary, never shaping into anything substantial and coming across like incidental music.
  5. Sounds like the work of a man touting for soundtracks. [May 2006, p.131]
  6. For every piece that sounds like aimless noodling, there are keepers like the strutting "Wheel Broke," the guitar-only "Mountain," the Tortoise-style "Balcony" and the absolutely gorgeous "Eighty Eights."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1