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Johnny Stickman
02-18-2013, 05:01 AM
Have any of you guys listened to The Marble Index by Nico? I read about it in a Lester Bangs interview, was drunk and decided to buy it. Next thing you know, I'm playing it and thinking to myself that it didn't appeal to me tremendously, a little too artsy. Now, I'm giving it another spin and it's just so hauntingly soul clenching. I don't know what I have stepped into here. I'm trying to determine if it's an album meant for only a certain mood like extensive melancholy or if could be something actually enjoyed on any basis.

Ian Jane
02-18-2013, 10:58 AM
This is an early 90s release, isn't it? I think I had it when I was in the middle of a Velvet Underground phase in my teenage years but honestly don't remember much about it. It's on Spotify, I'll give it another chance when the mood strikes.

02-18-2013, 01:39 PM
It's solid, but I haven't listened to it much. I've spent much more time with her Desert Shore and Chelsea Girl albums. Good stuff, those.

Randy G
02-19-2013, 05:58 AM
Dig this album but also like Desert Shore just as much.