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Pops very own version of Smile
on 9 September 2012
This notorious third Vamp album isn't a million miles away from previous offerings. One feels the reason that MCA refused to release the record, was probably due to the poor chart positions of the first two singles, predicting the album would fair the same way.
To be honest, it does sound a little tired, with TV sounding like their running out of ideas, wanting to evolve the bands sound, but undecided in which direction to proceed. If they'd taken a 6-month break, they may have returned with a fresher sound (although record company pressure probably wouldn't have allowed it).
It looks like Nick Sayer, the guitarist & main songwriter in the band quit the music industry completely after TV split, which is a real shame.
So in conclusion, TV's first two albums "Pop Art" & "Velveteen" are outstanding, but this records fall a little short, but still a nice little record.