As Mick Jagger’s girlfriend in the ’60s, Marianne Faithfull was the scandalous embodiment of that decade’s culture, right down to her self-destructive drug addiction. By all rights she should have faded into obscurity in the ’70s, but instead she returned with the 1979 classic Broken English and an intermittent career as an elder stateswoman of British rock. Faithfull worked with a store of excellent collaborators on 2005’s Before The Poison, a striking album that found her in good form alongside PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, and Jon Brion. Her 2011 album Horses And High Heels is split between originals and covers, pairing Faithfull with songs by Carole King, Allen Toussaint, and Irish playwright Frank McGuiness. The album also features performances from Lou Reed and Dr. John.