Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop-spiked 1995 album, "Maxinquaye," which spotlighted her bluesy, raspy and commanding voice.

Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop-spiked 1995 album, "Maxinquaye," which spotlighted her bluesy, raspy and commanding voice. In 1998, after working on three more Tricky albums, Topley-Bird went her own musical way. Last year in the United Kingdom, the British artist delivered her solo debut, "Quixotic," which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. The album now arrives in the United States, completely redesigned and resequenced, and with a new title ("Anything"). Fortunately, nothing was lost in the process: The eclectic electronic-based music—penned and produced by Tricky, Amp 9, David Holmes, the artist herself and others—remains as stunning as ever. The songs "Soul Food," "Need One," "I Still Feel," "Lullaby" and "Too Tough to Die" will surely resonate with fans of Björk, Sia Furler and Erykah Badu. Billie Holiday enthusiasts will find much to admire in Topley-Bird's voice. Fresh and imaginative, "Anything" is one intoxicating recording.—MP

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