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Album Review

Anything, the U.S. version of Martina Topley-Bird's heavenly Quixotic debut album, arrived as something of a mixed blessing as the original U.K. pressing was utterly redesigned and resequenced, to emerge an almost completely different listening experience. The bad news first: no less than three songs have been dropped from Quixotic — "Lying," "I Wanna Be There," and, oddly, the Tricky production, "Stevie's." The original dynamic, too, has been shattered as the original album's opening "Intro" becomes the closing "Outro," and the remaining songs are shuffled away from any resemblance to their past appearance. The good news, however, is that all this messing around works, and works well. Without ever accusing Quixotic of going on too long, trimming its length does add a new tightness to the proceedings, and the rearranged track listing (opening with "Anything," winding down with "Lullaby") has its own internal sense as well. Of course, if you really care for Topley-Bird, you're going to want the full-length U.K. album. But if you just want a great album, Anything will not disappoint.

Customer Reviews

Some New, Incredible, Daring Music out of the UK

I love Martina Topley-Bird : if you like "new" (although she's been singing for a while) artists who kick out the musical box and follow their own artistic vision give her a listen. It's hard to describe the music, and then there is that singular voice that gives each song her own stamp. She's got soul, she rocks out, it's got it all. The "pop" genre that is used here to describe her music doesn't come close to what it is. Give her a listen and you'll see from the first song. Personally, I do prefer the UK version (Quixotic) but the American version is still miles beyond what it out there now.

Indigo Prophecy

No body found this cuz of that game!? Lol! I played it as a kid and just now beat again all these many years later. It sure does help to be semi-intelligent to understand this game lol instead of a kid... Well anyway here I am at 12:28 beat the game 3 min's ago. What a game. Anyway I like the song sand paper kisses from the game by her. Good stuff!

Still a good album

It's really a shame that we couldn't get Quixotic on this store, because, while Anything is just a retooling of Quixotic, it fails to match that album's soundscapes and Tricky's great productions. Nonetheless, Sandpaper Kisses and Ilya are still great songs and the album is still has Martina's stunning vocals.


Born: England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Because of a printing error on Maxinquaye, Martina Topley-Bird has often been referred to as "Martine," an error the unpredictable, low-profile, and confusion-loving singer/songwriter didn't bother correcting. The woman Vibe referred to as "the black Dietrich of Soul" grew up in London and went to schools that were mostly white and middle class. Being the odd one out suited Martina just fine; in fact, it was an environment she thrived in. A chance meeting with Tricky led to a relationship, both romantic...
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