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  • Summary: 'Songs' (one of two April 2006 releases) is the former Television frontman's first vocal release in sixteen years. Television's Fred Smith guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 80
    The best tracks... are almost as good as Television's monumental Marquee Moon. [May 2006, p.100]
  2. Tom Verlaine has delivered yet another beautiful creation to us.
  3. Songs is the stronger effort, tight and focused where ['Around'] is sketchy. [#13, p.89]
  4. Those looking for "Marquee Moon"-style guitar heroics will be disappointed.
  5. It doesn't seem the product of so revered an artist. [29 Apr 2006, p.37]
  6. Most of the 14 songs work as moments or hooks rather than as complete creations, suggesting the Verlaine coffee commercial may yet be upon us.
  7. Fans of Verlaine's Television-era storytelling will be disappointed to hear him so simultaneously unchanged and unforthcoming.

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