The Marble Index (studio album) by Nico

The Marble Index by Nico
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 1,252nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 241 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (128th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,252nd)
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Nico bestography

The Marble Index is ranked 3rd best out of 12 albums by Nico on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nico is Chelsea Girl which is ranked number 627 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,953.

Nico album bestography « Higher ranked (1,013th) This album (1,252nd) Lower ranked (6,449th) »
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 241 votes)
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01/14/2023 11:08 Tengachaya  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,51289/100
 
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01/12/2023 15:47 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,22351/100
 
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11/05/2022 13:07 boppare  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,32878/100
 
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10/25/2022 21:36 LedZep  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,62379/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 76.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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65/100
From 04/08/2022 23:16
This record is dark and very creepy and it is tough to not be a little disturbed by the atmosphere created on this record. This is mainly due to the production which is brilliant as it creates a composition of music that all works together so well. In doing this, it creates a tense environment which is where the album shines. Musically, it is quite impressive as well with some great performances and interesting use of instruments. Nico's voice fits this style of music perfectly and is one of the most unique vocals ever. However, there is nothing that really jumps out and grabs me. It lacks that edge to it as well which takes it to another level. Furthermore, it has no real appeal for multiple listens as there isn't really anything to come back for as once you have experienced the atmosphere. Overall, a unique album that is worth the experience but not one that appeals to me in my opinion.
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90/100
From 08/26/2021 21:56
Nico was ahead of its time!!!
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From 01/09/2019 15:34
Very magic and ethereal. It takes some patient listening to appreciate but it's really great.
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From 03/04/2017 01:10
Definetly the best Nico album; the only thing that lacks is a these daysish single, but it dosn't need it. Terrifing.
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70/100
From 02/24/2016 04:48
Musically really impressive, but really just isn't something I'd listen to often.
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80/100
From 05/23/2014 09:46
This is hardcore.
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From 08/06/2013 22:22
The combination of the folk songwriting, eerie harmonium playing, Nico's low voice and experimental leaning arrangements adds up to something frigid and unsettling. Its one of the darkest albums around, it feels like drowning in freezing water.
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From 05/12/2013 14:42
One of the eeriest,darkest,bleakest thing I've ever heard. And also one of the greatest.
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60/100
From 12/28/2012 17:12
I just cant seem to get enough Nico. She is just too cool.
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80/100
From 06/18/2012 09:45
That's a great summary Yourselfisntsteam. Both this and Desertshore are brilliant works of art. I was really torn as to which one of the two I would include in my 100 list.
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