This will be my last trip-hop recommendation for a while, I promise! (Yeah right…) Where Dubnobasswithmyheadman, Maxinquaye, Entroducing…, and Becoming X are all dark albums, BWMP stands out as being light without compromising its trippiness. The vocals are stunning and the album has a massive sense of space – it feels like the music is all around you. This is one of my favorite albums ever because it works on many levels.
I listened to this while looking out the window at the clouds from above the first time I was on an airplane. Words cannot describe.