From a more subjective point of view, I just have loved Marquee Moon for many years now. I have distinct, lovely memories of listening to that album at various points within the past 35 year time line, along with one particular memory of seeing him play as a sideman with the Patti Smith Group. He seemed like such an unassuming guy, almost off the stage of the Warfield Theater; when Smith gave him a shout out, he seemed very gracious about it all, which seemed pretty cool to this audience member.
Can't say much more than that, really. I would just like to give a tip of the cap to a dude who always did things his way artistically. RIP Tom Verlaine.