Marianne Faithfull: "Late Victorian Holocaust"

Marianne Faithful Credit: SEDNAOUI

At 67, Faithfull remains one of pop's great eccentrics: a vocal demolition artist who has rarely sounded more scarily intense than on the resplendently bleak ''Late Victorian Holocaust,'' penned by gloom-punk high priest Nick Cave. Over funereal piano, Faithful sings about heroin addiction (which she and Cave have both experienced) with unnerving wistfulness, moaning like a goth Sinatra about a sweet, strung-out yesteryear where ''we were star babies in the dark/throwing up in Meanwhile Park.'' Ah, memories.