Daily Dose Pick: Martina Topley-Bird


With Some Place Simple, trip-hop icon Martina Topley-Bird revisits her solo material in stripped-down arrangements that spotlight the versatility of her inimitable voice.

The album is her first for Damon Albarn’s Honest Jon’s label, recorded at the Blur and Gorillaz leader’s studio at his own request. Combining reinterpretations of tracks from Topley-Bird’s two solo albums — Quixotic and the Danger Mouse produced The Blue God — with a handful of new songs, the record shows why Tricky’s former muse has been the voice to call on for everyone from Massive Attack to Common for well over a decade now.

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Visit Martina’s official website, become a fan on Facebook, read her track-by-track breakdown of Some Place Simple, catch her on tour with Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation, and buy the album