Martina Topley-Bird + Harper Blynn + Gringo Star and more

British warbler Martina Topley-Bird, is still known best over here for her role singing with Massive Attack collaborator Tricky, but she's released three ace solo albums—the latest of which, Some Place Simple, was released on Damon Albarn's Honest Jon's imprint this year. She's a fine songwriter but it's her sultry, volatile voice which truly mesmerizes.