Martina Topley-Bird

Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X

July 23, 2019

It's long been my contention that Becoming X is the Revolver of the 90s. A bold pronouncement, perhaps, but one that a dive into the record ultimately bears out.

British Invasion 25

June 21, 2019

An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.

Timbaland

January 22, 2019

If we're talking machine soul, there's absolutely no getting around the man. There's r&b before Timbaland and r&b after, with a seismic shift in between that hinges on the axis of his vision.

Nothing’s Changed

May 22, 2018

Where I'm coming from, it simply does not get much better than Tricky: he's something like David Bowie, Rakim and Howlin' Wolf all rolled into one.

Day-Glo Dreams

December 16, 2016

There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.

Two Steps From The Blues

August 22, 2016

I recently came across this mix by Woebot that he terms "this grungey, mutated R'n'B-derived sound." In truth, it's a place where I dwell much of the time.

The Parallax 100

January 5, 2015

This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.