As Tricky‘s moll and muse back in the ’90s, Martina Topley-Bird was the voice of trip-hop. She found her own voice as a solo artist in 2003 when she released her debut album, Quixotic. Sadly, her work has been unduly ignored. Pity. “Anything” was one of that album’s highlights. Sad and orchestral, it sounds like a slowed-down James Bond theme. (And the video features an homage to that writhing, gold-encrusted woman in the opening to Goldfinger.)

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.