Aaliyah feat. Timbaland : We Need A Resolution

Magic.

Though the pernickety could argue that ‘…Resolution’ is the first Timbaland production not to be entirely original (the bells sound a bit like Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin”, the effects like his Tim-produced ‘Snoopy Track’) it’s still light-years more innovative than Radiohead without making a tenth of the song and dance about it. Lacking a bassline, like ‘Get Ur Freak On’, this creates a universe of drama, suspicion and pain out of almost nothing. In other words, it’s magic.

Alex Needham