Quixotic - Martina Topley-Bird

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. For the most part it's how you'd imagine: classy, laid-back, so lush it's a wonder the sleeve isn't made out of velvet, trendy beyond human experience and exceptionally well-sung. [Aug 2003, p.115]
  5. 90
    [A] sensual, endlessly inventive record. [Aug 2003, p.106]
  6. 'Quixotic' is doomed to be a record that has dinner parties nodding in mute agreement at its quality. Albeit half a decade ago.
  7. Quixotic lacks the spooky atmosphere and layered polyrhythms that made her work with Tricky so magical. [15 Aug 2003, p.74]
  8. 'Quixotic' can't fail to mesmerise even those who thought Tricky too clever for his own good.

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