Label: Wild Bunch
Year: 1991

Why?: A defining moment in the trip-hop scene

While it's hard to take that comment seriously (considering that most of the artists that people called "trip-hop" even used the term), Massive Attack were instrumental in this movement which grew from their scene in Bristol to the world. "Unifnished Symphony" features gorgeous movements from a full orchestra with Shara Nelson pouring her soul out over some hip-hop-influenced club rhythms. This is truly all kinds of worlds colliding to make one of the most beautiful dance tracks ever.