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First rising to prominence in the UK at the beginning of the 1990s, trip hop infused elements of breakbeat, electronic music, soul, funk, jazz and hip hop. Trip hop artists are closely associated with the city of Bristol and are known to be highly experimental. So by that definition, it would be fair to call trip hop artists as part of the experimental music movement. Trip hop has also been labeled by some as ambient music. But when push comes to shove, in the mid-1990s, trip hop was one of the most critically acclaimed and widely praised genres of the time.

So, who are the best trip hop artists? Any list of trip hop artists has to include the likes of Tricky, Portishead, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Sneaker Pimps, Air and Zero 7. These trip hop bands are known to many as being at or near the top of trip hop and with good reason. Their music influenced both the genre and a generation of music listeners and bands who grew up listening to trip hop. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best trip hop artists. If you notice that a trip hop band isn't on this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best trip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest trip hop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular trip hop bands that you might've heard of. (42 items)
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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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Tricky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Tricky Hip hop music, Trip hop, Rock music

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Morcheeba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Morcheeba Adult contemporary music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Thievery Corporation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Thievery Corporation Hip hop music, Downtempo, Lounge music

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Sneaker Pimps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Sneaker Pimps Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Hooverphonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Hooverphonic Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

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Air is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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Zero 7 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Zero 7 Downtempo, Shoegazing, Trip hop

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Unkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Unkle Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
DJ Shadow Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Goldfrapp Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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Wax Tailor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Wax Tailor Hip hop music, Downtempo, Trip hop

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Lamb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Lamb Trip hop, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Nightmares on Wax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Nightmares on Wax Downtempo, Acid house, Trip hop

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RJD2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
RJD2 Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Kruder & Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Kruder & Dorfmeister Downtempo, Lounge music, Trip hop

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Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Amon Tobin Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

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DJ Krush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
DJ Krush Hip hop music, Trip hop, Turntablism

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Röyksopp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Röyksopp Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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Moloko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Moloko Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

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EinfachPatte added PTSMH / PATT SMITH Trip Hop / Experimental / Electronica - Check out the Soundcloud Profil https://soundcloud.com/pattsmith -Patt Smith- Is the artist in front of and behind the mixer. Patt Smith / Dj Swenz has been my hobby ever since I was a tee nager and I still hold on to it ...

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Emancipator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists

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Kid Loco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Kid Loco Trip hop, Acid jazz, Easy listening

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Esthero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Esthero Hip hop music, Lounge music, Rock music

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Martina Topley-Bird is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Martina Topley-Bird Indie pop, Pop music, Trip hop

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Cibo Matto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Cibo Matto Indie pop, Pop music, Trip hop

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Bitter:Sweet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
BartjaWachtel added Bitter:Sweet Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Trip hop

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Bene Dico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
StefanoErb added Bene Dico Trip Hop - listen free on soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/benedico/futurefunk I am 31 years old and from Austria;all the music I make is produced by myself;no remixes, no covers-all the notes and sounds are made in my studiohave ...

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Supreme Beings of Leisure is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
BartjaWachtel added Supreme Beings of Leisure Lounge music, Pop music, Trip hop

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DJ Spooky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
DJ Spooky Trip hop, Electronic dance music, Illbient

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8mm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
woowoowanker added 8mm Trip hop, Trip rock, Pop rock

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Howie B is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Howie B Trip hop

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Moth Equals is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Sergio Mirvelov added Moth Equals

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Alpha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Alpha Downtempo, Lounge music, Trip hop

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Blue Sky Black Death is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Sergio Mirvelov added Blue Sky Black Death Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Shoegazing

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Shana Halligan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
didgeridan11 added Shana Halligan

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Hummingbird is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
EinfachPatte added Hummingbird

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Mudville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
Mudville Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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A.R. Kane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
A.R. Kane Trip hop, Alternative dance, Dream pop

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How to Destri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists
FerchoTituaña added How to Destri

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Jaianto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Trip Hop Bands/Artists