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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
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.
Rolling Stone - James Hunter
A fantastic solo debut.
Entertainment Weekly - David Browne
Anything makes the case for life after trip-hop. (B+)

Anything makes the case for life after trip-hop. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
  • UPC: 660200213428
  • Catalog Number: 2134
  • Sales rank: 136,466

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anything (4:25)
  2. 2 Ragga (3:15)
  3. 3 Need One (3:53)
  4. 4 Soul Food (5:29)
  5. 5 Ilya (4:14)
  6. 6 I Still Feel (4:28)
  7. 7 Sandpaper Kisses (3:52)
  8. 8 Too Tough to Die (3:57)
  9. 9 Lullaby (4:24)
  10. 10 Outro (1:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martina Topley-Bird Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Holmes Composer
Steve Crittall Composer
Martina Topley-Bird Composer
Nick Bird Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great debut

    What a great record......It is hard to sound original these days......So many artist seem to rip each other off.....I would like to see who Martina ripped off.....This was a great album.....This record flows well....A+ Martina I would be proud......

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