It’s NOT punk

Damn it man, you say as much — so why mention it? Anyway, at least the “reporter” rightly commemorates this timeless album. Television, along with the Talking Heads, are the only North American talents that could consistently approximate the “philosophical musicality” (for want of a better phrase) of what Bowie was up to at the time (made crystal clear in Scary Monsters).

But 40 years later, Marquee Moon remains a singular achievement that transcends the “punk” label and still sounds fresh. It’s a classic from start to finish.