Quixotic - Martina Topley-Bird
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  • Summary: Best known as the female vocalist on Tricky's first three albums, Martina Topley-Bird finally arrives with her first solo release, which earned her a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Guest collaborators include the Tricky kid himself, as well as David Holmes and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age).
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. 'Quixotic' can't fail to mesmerise even those who thought Tricky too clever for his own good.
  2. 90
    [A] sensual, endlessly inventive record. [Aug 2003, p.106]
  3. Satisfying but rarely challenging, Quixotic is a fantastic start to a solo career, and its display of range, talent, and charm suggests that Martina Topley-Bird has an endless well of creativity at her disposal and that she is most likely destined for greater things.
  4. Quixotic lacks the spooky atmosphere and layered polyrhythms that made her work with Tricky so magical. [15 Aug 2003, p.74]
  5. As ever, Topley-Bird's voice continues to be a strange and beautiful thing, but it's admittedly less strange and less beautiful when framed against this hopelessly warmed over setting.
  6. 50
    An overload of genre hopping and exotic finery swamps whatever attracted all the heavyweight talent to her in the first place. [Aug 2003, p.108]
  7. 'Quixotic' is doomed to be a record that has dinner parties nodding in mute agreement at its quality. Albeit half a decade ago.

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