The Official Trip Hop Classics Top 100

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  • The True Pearls of Trip-Hop & Related Down-Beats
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  • 01. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Original) (1991)
  • 02. Portishead – Glory Box (1994)
  • 03. Tricky – Aftermath (1993)
  • 04. Massive Attack – Teardrop (1998)
  • 05. Aim - Sail (Rae & Christian Remix) (1999)
  • 06. Archive – Beautiful World (1996)
  • 07. Morcheeba – Trigger Hippie (1995)
  • 08. DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World (1996)
  • 09. Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground (Original Album Version) (1996)
  • 10. Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 Remix) (1997)
  • 11. David Holmes – Gone (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session) (1996)
  • 12. Mandalay – Insensible (1998)
  • 13. Alpha – Firefly (Receiver Remix) (1998)
  • 14. Massive Attack – Safe From Harm (Original) (1991)
  • 15. Portishead – Sour Times (1994)
  • 16. Monk & Canatella – Rough Head (1995)
  • 17. Smoke City – Underwater Love (1996)
  • 18. Hooverphonic – Inhaler (1996)
  • 19. Cinephile – What Becomes Of Us (Nesting Dolls Edit) (2005)
  • 20. James Blake – Limit To Your Love (2010)
  • 21. Barcode – Love Anybody (1995)
  • 22. Thievery Corporation – The State Of The Union (2002)
  • 23. Massive Attack – Black Milk (1998)
  • 24. DJ Krush – Kemuri (1994)
  • 25. DJ Inzi – Jazz For Wind (2006)
  • 26. Rob Dougan – Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Variation) (1995)
  • 27. Leftfield – Original (1995)
  • 28. DJ Shadow And The Groove Robbers - In/Flux (1993)
  • 29. Nightmares On Wax – Bless My Soul (1995)
  • 30. Small World – Shuttle 3-5-8 (1996)
  • 31. Moloko – Lotus Eaters (Fila Brazillia Mix) (1999)
  • 32. Boards of Canada – Rue The Whirl (1998)
  • 33. Portishead – Biscuit (1994)
  • 34. Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Original Album Version) (1996)
  • 35. Crustation – Purple (Album Version) (1997)
  • 36. Massive Attack – Special Cases (2002)
  • 37. Cinephile – Comatose (2004)
  • 38. Tricky – Overcome (1995)
  • 39. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today (2000)
  • 40. Massive Attack – Five Man Army (1991)
  • 41. Sneaker Pimps – Half Life (1999)
  • 42. Craig Armstrong – This Love (1997)
  • 43. Faithless – Reverence (1996)
  • 44. CherryVata – Z. H. (2004)
  • 45. Mama Oliver – Eastwest (Stoned Together) (Resmoked) (1996)
  • 46. Leftfield – Release The Pressure (Release Four) (1992)
  • 47. The Black Dog – Raxmus (1996)
  • 48. Ruby - Flippin' Da Bird (Ceasefire Mix) (1996)
  • 49. Laika - Almost Sleeping (1997)
  • 50. Massive Attack – Protection (1994)
  • 51. Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session) (1995)
  • 52. Red Snapper – The Sleepless (1998)
  • 53. Portishead – Strangers (1994)
  • 54. Massive Attack – Risingson (1997)
  • 55. Hooverphonic – 2 Wicky (1996)
  • 56. Kosheen – Resist (2001)
  • 57. The Crystal Method - Bad Stone (2007)
  • 58. Dave Clarke – Splendour (1996)
  • 59. Masive Attack – Antistar (2003)
  • 60. Sasha – Baja (1999)
  • 61. Crustration – Down Down (1997)
  • 62. DJ Krush – Paradise Bird Theory (2001)
  • 63. Radiohead - Talk Show Host (1996)
  • 64. Gorillaz – Sound Check (Gravity) (2001)
  • 65. Edge Of Motion – Memories Of The Future (1994)
  • 66. Massive Attack – Daydreaming (1990)
  • 67. Tricky – Evolution Revolution Love (2001)
  • 68. Massive Attack And Mos Def – I Against I (2002)
  • 69. Björk – All Is Full Of Love (1998)
  • 70. Skylab - Seashell (1994)
  • 71. Archive – All Time (1996)
  • 72. The Eff Word – TBC (Crustation Slow Mix) (1995)
  • 73. Lamb – Trans Fatty Acid (1996)
  • 74. Sneaker Pimps – Low Place Like Home (1996)
  • 75. Massive Attack – Angel (1998)
  • 76. Dido – Honestly OK (1999)
  • 77. Kasabian – Running Battle (2004)
  • 78. Yonderboi – All We Go To Hell (2005)
  • 79. DJ Shadow – Six Days (2002)
  • 80. Neneh Cherry – Woman (1996)
  • 81. UNKLE – Invasion (2003)
  • 82. Moby – If Things Were Perfect (1999)
  • 83. DJ Shadow – Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt (1996)
  • 84. Lamb – Górecki (1996)
  • 85. Ruby – Heidi (1995)
  • 86. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony (James Lavelle Remix) (1997)
  • 87. Tranquility Bass - They Came In Peace (1991)
  • 88. Morcheeba - Tape Loop (1996)
  • 89. Pretty Lights – Finally Moving (2006)
  • 90. Malcolm McLaren – About Her (2005)
  • 91. Depeche Mode – Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session) (1997)
  • 92. Massive Attack – Everywhen (2003)
  • 93. Alphawezen – Rain (2004)
  • 94. DJ Krush – Danger Of Love (2001)
  • 95. Bush – Letting The Cables Sleep (The N.O.W. Remix) (1999)
  • 96. Röyksopp – Sparks (2001)
  • 97. Quantic – Archipelago (2005)
  • 98. Howie B. – Birth (1994)
  • 99. Anthea – Can’t Be You (1998)
  • 100. Magnolia – Queen (2005)

Good list. Definitely consider "In/Flux" by DJ Shadow. That track was revolutionary.

Thanks! I will update the list soon and see what I can do about it...

Stumbled this and thought I'd make a playlist for the curious!

Some stuff wasn't available but still pretty awesome.

http://open.spotify.com/user/blacktangled/playlist/7tKjwNSloIJFjMD4GN1t2R

That's cool, but almost every recording can be listened to on Youtube as well (but just be sure to click on the longer versions instead of the radio edits in some cases).
Good to see so much people actually saw my list and that there's still so much love for this almost dead genre. Still waiting on the new Massive Attack album, expectations are high.
I still need to update the list but the changes that I'm going to make are minor.
If anyone good has suggestions for any of my lists, feel free to reply as well.

Neat list. I love trip hop, but its an extremely difficult genre to find stuff in so its great to have this list as a reference. Only one Ruby track though? I cant think of a song of hers that I *dont* like...

Not sure if this would exactly count (Im not nearly as well-versed in this genre as you are), but give a listen to Vanessa Daou-Near The Black Forest (might be "In the..." - cant remember). Let me know how you would classify that and if it fits into the trip hop category

A couple of these songs I didnt realize were Trip Hop...like Justify My Love...who knew? (not me, obviously)

Fantastic, thank you. There's a fair bit here I've never heard - I'll be doing quite a bit of downloading over the next few days. Although I don't know if I'd define all of the ones I know as trip-hop (IE Clint Eastwood?). Still, great list, I've been considering making/waiting for one for quite a while.

I don't like this list very much. There is plenty of generic downtempo/chillout and so on stuff here that isn't really trip-hop. Talk about Moloko, Bomb the Bass, David Holmes or lots of instrumental hip-hop which are hardly trip-hop or just borders of the line of it (Gorillaz is even a more specific case, where there are only a couple of songs that could be considered trip-hop). But when it comes to Radiohead, Madonna, Leftfield, Underworld... I want to make a better list.

I like this list - personally I would add these tracks under the best 20.
Airlock - In The Mouth Of The Fish (2001)
Arom - Saveur (2002)
Cherryvata - Z.H. (2004)
Crustation - Close My Eyes (1998)
De Phazz - What's Behind (2008)
J. Viewz - Worth Light (2008)
Kid loco - Theme from the graffiti artist (2009)
Moa - Virtual Affair(2008)
You see there are also some good new tracks - Trip-Hop is is still alive!