Bergman: Lust
On his 3rd album Xavier Bergman worked together with a whole symphonical orchestra and an Austrian opera singer. The outcome is a heavenly orchestrated wonderful piece of music and one of the best albums in 2004
 Release Date : 09/30/2004
 Label : Boa
 Earthling: Humandust

Their long awaited and mysterious 2nd album originally recorded in 1998 is way straighter and darker than their debut. It's also featuring Ray Manzarek from the Doors on two songs.

 Release Date : 09/06/2004
 Label : discograph
  Lamb: Between Darkness and Wonder
With their 4th LP they once more delivered a masterpiece: a bit darker and melancholic but yet powerful and richly orchestrated... a very intimate album for cold and dark autumn and winter days.
 Release Date : 11/3/2003
 Label : Mercury
 Bang Gang: Something wrong

Best LP this year for me: Its much less electronically with a lot of real and warm instruments and awesome strings plus great vocalists such as Keren Ann or Nicolette.. I wanna be in Iceland listening to this music forever...

 Release Date : 10/2003
 Label : EMI Publishing France
 Daughter Darling: Sweet Shadows
This album was one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts among Trip Hop fans, and it is worth the waiting: deep, soulful Trip Hop with awesome piano tunes and vocals by their extraordinary singer Natalie.
 Release Date : 6/20/2003
 Label : Plainjane records
 Martina Topley Bird: Quixotic

Being already well known as the voice of Tricky's genre defining LP's, she now reveals all her talent as a singer, songwriter and producer with a ground-breaking and soulful debut which exceeded all expectations.

 Release Date : 07/14/2003
 Label : independiente
 Tricky: Vulnerable
As the title implies, this is his most honest and one of the best LP's so far. Featured solely by the extraordinary voice of Constanca Frankavilla he found back to the power of Maxinquaye ... and to himself.
  Release Date : 5/19/2003
 Label : Anti
 Pomegranate: On Black Peak

They are one of the few bands that manage to improve from an already masterly debut. They moved forward from their almost ambient and cinematic sound to strong and versatile songwriting - a must buy!

 Release Date : 03/17/2003
 Label : Integral Records / Luce
 Tosca: Dehli 9
Richard Dorfmeister's second project besides K&D comes up with a double CD: disc1 comes with the finest vienna dub and downtempo feat. guest vocalist on almost every track.
Disc 2 are great piano tracks.
 Release Date : 2/24/2003
 Label : K7
 Massive Attack: 100th Window

This 4th LP is a kind of 3Ds solo work, since Daddy G took a break. It comes full of dark and psychedelic soundscapes and features Shinead O' Connor and of course Horace Andy as guest vocalists.

 Release Date : 02/11/2003
 Label : Virgin
 Hooverphonic presents Jackie Cane
This richly Orchestrated 50's style concept LP is as varied as Jacki's life might have been: from deeply emotional songs to more upbeat tracks or melancholy with awesome melodies.
 Release Date : 9/30/2002
 Label : Sony
 Jay Jay Johanson: Antenna

Due to the fact that his new LP was produced by Funkstörung, his style became much more electronic and and less dark, but still has this special JJJ feel to the great songs on it.

 Release Date : 08/21/2002
 Label : BMG
 Morcheeba: Charango
They seem to have recovered from their last LP and came back with maybe their best work so far. With contributions from Kurt Wagner (Lambchop) and Slick Rick they created another summerly but yet mature LP.
 Release Date : 7/01/2002
 Label : Warner
 Dj Shadow: The Private Press
Once again, Josh Davis has pushed his sampler to the limits, but he also added more soul and deepness to his tracks. Especially the first half will completely satisfy fans of "Endtroducing"
 Release Date : 06/21/2002
 Label : Mo Wax / Island
 Smith & Mighty: Life is...
The Bristol pioneers kept quite to their successful mixture of Dub, Raggae, breakbeats and soulful vocals and added more live instruments, groove and bass.
 Release Date : 22/04/2002
 Label : K7
 Craig Armstrong: As if to Nothing
Craig Armstrong fulfilled himself a dream and invited many of his favorite artists to the recordings for his second LP: Mogwai, Antje Greie-Fuchs (Laub),Photek, Bono (U2) and many more.
 Release Date : 16/04/2002
 Label : Melankolic
 Lovage: Music to make Love to your  old lady by
Dan The Automator's latest strike: with Kid Koala (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030), Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields) he released a great Trip Hop LP with a good portion of Hip Hop, Jazz and Funk.
 Release Date : 11/19/2001
 Label : 75 Ark Records
Kid Loco: Kill your Darlings
Kid Loco returns with another strong album with some sexy vocals and cover artwork. He worked togehter with Luise Quinn and Tim Keegan for the vocals, and there are some darker tones to be heard
 Release Date : 10/29/2001
 Label : Yellow Productions