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bgill's Trip Hop journey (need recs)

A la Boney's shoegaze journey, I'll take a bunch of trip hop recs and write up blurbs and ratings for them. I already know most of the classics but feel free to rec some you may think too obvious.
1Massive Attack
Blue Lines


Me
2Massive Attack
Heligoland


Me
3Massive Attack
Ritual Spirit


Me
4Tricky
Nearly God


Me
5Tricky
Pre-Millenium Tension


Me
6Tricky
False Idols


Me
7DJ Shadow
The Private Press


Me
This album is so incredibly overlooked simply because Endtroducing... is such a perfect moment of music history. It took me about a year of knowing the name DJ Shadow before I realized he even had another album. This second outing coming 6 years after the masterpiece deserves a bit more credit than it gets. It isn't Endtroducing... but what is? This is still an incredible display of creativity and vision in production and sampling to make a really awesome trip hop album.
4.2
8One Dove
Morning Dove White


Me. I'd be all over this if I could find a stream.
9Sofa Surfers
Cargo


Relinquished
10Lamb
Lamb


TwigTW
At first glance, this band may seem like another Portishead ripoff. The female vocalist over trip-hop beats automatically assumes that position I guess when the example set by Portishead was so strong. However, that comparison really goes no deeper than that. Bringing in sounds from Asian wind instruments to jazz bass and vibraphones, this group certainly has a unique creative vision. They are able to turn their influences into something new and exciting rather than copies in another style. Also, the vocalist sounds like a cross between Stevie Nicks and Beth Gibbons with a flair I can't quite place rather than sounding like a Gibbons copycat. Godbless is a killer track.
4.2/5
11UNKLE
Psyence Fiction


JustJoe + Papa Universe
12The Herbaliser
Very Mercenary


Trundle
13The Herbaliser
Take London


Trundle
14Red Giant (USA-NJ)
Drones


Trundle
The debut EP from a modern, Bandcamp trip hop duo. I use the adjective modern here with intention as it consist of beats not stuck in the 90's but more reflective of today's hip hop. This makes it sound more fresh and interesting, and the vocalist is talented as well.
3.8
15Red Giant (USA-NJ)
Infinity


Trundle
The follow up EP they did here continued the modernity with even thicker, heavier production. This one has a seriously strong vibe to it that makes it stand out in today's trip hop scene (if that even really exists). Some of the vocal choices weren't my favorite here but the vocalist is still talented and the production is top notch.
4.1
16Bonobo
Animal Magic


Trundle
17Bonobo
Black Sands


Trundle
18Smoke City
Flying Away


Papa Universe
19Morcheeba
Big Calm


Papa Universe
20Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular


Papa Universe
21Faithless
Reverence


Papa Universe
22Polica
Give You The Ghost


Papa Universe
23Rob Dougan
Furious Angels


Papa Universe
24Son Lux
At War With Walls And Mazes


Papa Universe
25Son Lux
Lanterns


Papa Universe
26Quasimoto
The Unseen


Papa Universe
27Goldfrapp
Felt Mountain


Papa Universe
28Pererin
Haul Ar Yr Eira


Papa Universe (band is Parera Elsewhere, album is All of This)
29Nightmares On Wax
Smoker's Delight


Papa Universe
30Nightmares On Wax
Carboot Soul


Papa Universe
31Royksopp
Melody A.M.


Papa Universe
32Royksopp
Junior


Papa Universe
33The Heliocentrics
From the Deep


Papa Universe
34Skalpel
Transit


Papa Universe
35Skalpel
Konfusion


Papa Universe
36Skalpel
Skalpel


Papa Universe
37Thievery Corporation
The Mirror Conspiracy


Papa Universe
38Laika
Sounds of the Satellites


Papa Universe
39Sevdaliza
Ison


Papa Universe
40The Acid
Liminal


Papa Universe
41Hidden Orchestra
Night Walks


Papa Universe
42Hidden Orchestra
Archipelago


Papa Universe
43Xploding Plastix
Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents


Papa Universe
44Lilacs and Champagne
Danish and Blue


Papa Universe
45Lilacs and Champagne
Midnight Features Vol. 1: Shower Scene


Papa Universe
So this EP had very little trip hop influence, but considering the limited pool for recs here, I'll write it up anyway. The first track started out with a psyched-out feel over a trip hop type beat that was pretty nice. After that is was mainly a psychedelic rock album with a lot of electronic elements. Pretty good stuff though
3.5
46Lilacs and Champagne
Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh


Papa Universe
The sequel LP to Vol. 1 had a lot more trip hop in it, and turned out to be a really interesting blend of psychedelic and trip hop. There weren't many shining moments of genius, but it was quite an enjoyable experiment nonetheless.
3.7
47London Funk Allstars
London Funk Volume 1


Papa Universe
48Amon Tobin
Bricolage


Papa Universe
49Amon Tobin
Permutation


Papa Universe
50Amon Tobin
Supermodified


Papa Universe
51DJ Krush
Meiso


Papa Universe
52Submotion Orchestra
Finest Hour


Papa Universe
53Emptyself
Emptyself


Papa Universe
54Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays


Papa Universe
55Kubrick's Cube
Odissey


Papa Universe
56Peace Orchestra
Peace Orchestra


Papa Universe
57Esthero
Breath from Another


sumyunguy
58HTRK
Psychic 9-5 Club


ImmortalPaper
59Blockhead
Music By Cavelight


ImmortalPaper
60Doctor Flake
Paradis Dirtyficiels


ImmortalPaper
61Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk


ImmortalPaper
62Wax Tailor
Tales of the Forgotten Melodies


ImmortalPaper
63Bowery Electric
Beat


TheSpaceMan
So this one is a more spaced out version of trip hop. Very chill and pretty dark. Part of the way they create this sound is through production and a bit of droning repetition. This repetition I'm not such a huge fan of though because it makes the album feel very style-over-substance in terms of the writing. Some great songs (like Fear of Flying, yes) but not an album I'd actively listen to or revisit in entirety very often.
3.6
64Sneaker Pimps
Bloodsport


TheSpaceMan
65Zero 7
When It Falls


Me
66A/T/O/S
A/T/O/S


Me
67RJD2
Deadringer


Me
68Dolphin
Zvezda


Me
69Everybody Loves Irene
The Very First Thing You Must Learn About Flying..


Me
70Goldfrapp
Tales Of Us


Me
71Flunk
For Sleepyheads Only


Me
72Airlock
Drystar


Me
73Puracane
I’ve Been Here the Longest


Me
74Howie B.
Music for Babies


Me
75Bjork
Debut


Me, Before Competition (BC)
76Dot Allison
Afterglow


Me BC
Female vocalist wisps over trip hop beats. Sounds pretty predictable but considering Allison was active with One Dove before Portishead's Dummy, this isn't just a copycat act. Leaning more towards a downtempo aesthetic, Allison crafts some very chill moments that go from overtly sensual to basking in the, well, afterglow. Colour Me and Message Personnel are perfect songs.
4.3
77A/T/O/S
Outboxed


Me BC
78Tricky
ununiform


Me BC
79Soundtrack (Film)
Brokedown Palace


Me BC
While this isn't completely Trip Hop, there's an underlying mix throughout that album that give it that same feel. While moments like the Rock the Casbah mix and The Party's Just Begun aren't the best, perfect songs like the closer, Deliver Me, make the whole thing quite worth it.
4.0
80Portishead
Portishead


Me BC
81Portishead
Third


Me BC
82Portishead
Dummy


Frippertronics BC
83Air
Moon Safari


Papa Universe BC
84DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...


Papa Universe BC
85Tricky
Maxinquaye


butcherboy BC
86Massive Attack
Mezzanine


Me BC
87Aim
Cold Water Music


TheSpaceMan
88Dot Allison
We Are Science


Me
89Zero 7
Simple Things


Me BC
90Emancipator
Soon It Will Be Cold Enough


Sinternet
91Koop
Koop Islands


Sinternet
92Kruder and Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions


Sinternet
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