For her 20th album, Marianne Faithfull tapped her closest collaborators & casted herself as different characters in order to hint at her dark & twisted past. With the help of Nick Cave, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Leonhard Cohen, Steve Earle, Roger Waters, Brian Eno, and more – she crafted an album with a “full range of dynamics, from gentle ballads to Bad Seeds-style blues.” NPR Music streamed the album before its release via First Listen. The feature touched upon Faithfull’s various phases, from “mod muse to punk survivor, from fecund ingenue to still-sexy crone, from the object of men’s fantasies to the furiously authoritative subject of her own ongoing autobiography.” Read the full review here. Pitchfork said the album features “some of her heaviest and most haunting performances.” Her storied past sets the stage for Faithfull to take on the “conquering anti-hero” role, one who’s origin comes from when “she was run out of [London] in the late ‘60s for the same behavior that earned her male peers—including and especially Mick Jagger—their lucrative reputations as bad boys.” Read the rest of the review here.
Give My Love to London moved up on the chart this week with the help of support from KNDS, RLC, WVFS, KUNI, and more. Help give this influential figure a new peak at Radio 200.