Television of Saints - Rocky Votolato
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  • Summary: The self-released seventh solo album for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter was funded by fan donations.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    It's a beauty, intimate songs and poetic lyrics, overdubbed with the Seattle-based Texan's own harmonies. [Jun 2012, p.93]
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    80
    Though not as striking as True Devotion, it still tugs earnestly at your heartstrings. [May 2012, p.85]
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    72
    After repeat listens, it's clear that the concise album wouldn't be as listenable had it been extended by several tracks.
  4. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Unassuming and uncluttered, Television of Saints is intimate yet expressive, as if birthed on a breeze.
  5. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    It's a beautiful--if somewhat predictable--affair. [Mar 2012, p.80]
  6. 60
    Votolato's clear eyed honesty about what seems to be a crumbling long-term relationship as reflected in often nature inspired lyrics, is thought provoking, melancholy, remarkably personal and ultimately revealing of sober truths many have felt in the same situation.
  7. May 1, 2012
    50
    The biggest problem with Television of Saints is that it's generic and doesn't break much new ground for Votolato.
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2012
    6
    The album "Saints Of Television" is ideal for those who relish in calmer climates. On the CD can be found no hit songs, but just tonedThe album "Saints Of Television" is ideal for those who relish in calmer climates. On the CD can be found no hit songs, but just toned indie-folk and acoustic compositions. Less than half an hour, this album fulfills its purpose and can encourage the listener with interesting arrangements. Expand