Category: Trip-Hop/Hip-Hop/Rap

Morcheeba – Who Can You Trust?

Morcheeba – Who Can You Trust?       Who Can You Trust? is the first album by the band Morcheeba. It was released in 1996 on China Records. Stylistically, the album is by far the band’s most trip hop oriented release, consisting of languid, looping grooves, using mostly Rhodes piano, electric guitar and scratching. […]

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Warren G – Regulate…G Funk Era

Warren G – Regulate…G Funk Era       Jason Birchmeier: ‘Anchored by the laid-back G-funk anthem “Regulate,” Warren G’s appropriately titled Regulate…G Funk Era embodies the mid-’90s era of Cali sunshine, endless blunts, and switch-hittin’ lowriders with a welcome and somewhat surprising sense of kind-heartedness. Unlike most of his West Coast G-funk peers, Warren […]

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Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on May 23, 2000, by Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment and his newly founded label, Shady Records in the United States, and on September 11, 2000, by Polydor Records in the United Kingdom. The […]

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Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Drake – Nothing Was The Same      Tim Sendra: ‘After an EP and two albums that firmly established his moody, introspective style and made him a huge star, Drake’s third album, Nothing Was the Same, isn’t a huge departure but it does take some steps in new directions. Built around sped-up samples and Wu-Tang-inspired, […]

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FatBoy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

FatBoy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby is the second studio album by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released on 19 October 1998 by Skint Records. And that record itself was something of a surprise, since it not only exceeded the expectations set by the debut, […]

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Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon

Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon AMG Review: Even more similar to its predecessor, The Mirror Conspiracy, than that one was to the first Thievery Corporation LP, The Richest Man in Babylon provides some beat-heavy, languorous excursions into territory long-favored by Thievery Corporation — namely, the music of Brazil, India, and Jamaica — […]

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InI – Center of Attention

InI – Center of Attention InI was a hip hop group composed of Rob-O, Grap Luva, I Love H.I.M., Marco Polo (not to be confused with the Canadian producer Marco Polo), now known as Jolomite, and DJ Boodakhan. The group started working on their debut album together with producer Pete Rock in the mid-90s, and […]

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Stromae – Racine Carrée

Stromae – Racine Carrée Wikipedia: Stromae – Racine Carrée a de nouveau été enregistré chez lui comme pour Cheese mais cette fois dans un grenier qu’il a aménagé. Lors d’une rencontre avec le magazine Les Inrocks en octobre 2011, Stromae révèle que son prochain album qui n’est pour l’instant qu’une « ébauche » aura des « […]

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Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain

Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain is the debut album by English electronic duo Goldfrapp. It was released in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2000 by Mute Records. The album takes influence from a variety of music styles such as 1960s pop, cabaret, folk and electronica. Felt Mountain peaked at number 57 […]

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Archive – You All Look The Same To Me

Archive – You All Look The Same To Me You All Look the Same to Me is Archive’s third studio album. In this album Archive used Craig Walker for vocals and gradually turned away from their roots in electronica and trip hop and towards more psychedelic and progressive style of bands such as Pink Floyd, […]

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Tosca – Suzuki

Tosca – Suzuki AMG review: Tosca – Suzuki takes a lighter, airier approach to the trip-hop terrain that Opera explored. The spare, shimmering title track’s delicate synth textures, minimal beats, mellow rhythms, and breathy vocal samples set the tone for the rest of the album’s laid-back tracks. Though “Orozco,” “Bass on the Boat,” and “Ocean […]

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Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded

Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded Walking Wounded is a 1996 album by Everything but the Girl, their ninth studio release. It is their highest charting album to date, reaching number 4 in the UK and number 37 in the U.S. Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded was the first album in which […]

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Massive Attack – Blue Lines

Massive Attack – Blue Lines AMG review: The first masterpiece of what was only termed trip-hop much later, Massive Attack – Blue Lines filtered American hip-hop through the lens of British club culture, a stylish, nocturnal sense of scene that encompassed music from rare groove to dub to dance. The album balances dark, diva-led club jams […]

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Craig Armstrong – The Space Between Us

Craig Armstrong – The Space Between Us The Space Between Us is the debut solo album by Craig Armstrong, originally released in 1998 on Melankolic Records. Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins contributes vocals to the track “This Love”, and The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan appears on “Let’s Go Out Tonight”. The first track, “Weather […]

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Morcheeba – Big Calm

       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: Realizing that trip-hop was a dead end, at least as far as hipness goes, Morcheeba expanded their sonic palette on their second album, Morcheeba – Big Calm. Trip-hop and dance rhythms remain, but the trio has spent more time writing songs, crafting an album where pop, lounge, film soundtracks, reggae, […]

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Tricky – Maxinquaye

Tricky – Maxinquaye AMG review: Tricky – Maxinquaye, is an album of stunning sustained vision and imagination, a record that sounds like it has no precedent as it boldly predicts a new future. Of course, neither sentiment is true. Much of the music on Maxinquaye has its roots in the trip-hop pioneered by Massive Attack, […]

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