@The-King: Thanks for posting the Matisyahu, I usually take it on the chin a bit anytime I've posted him in the past here but that's one of my favorite artists, very on the page with him spiritually. He's very misunderstood by people who haven't really listened to his words. Got his start right here at Stubbs in Austin.
And Portishead, I can't say enough about. I was very instrumental in promoting Dummy in Central Florida when their 1st Album dropped did everything I could to get that record played at any party or event I went to. They aren't the originators of Trip Hop but they are certainly one of the main acts out of Bristol, along with Tricky, Morcheeba and Massive Attack to really bring that perfect sound forward. I had the pleasure of catching them in one of their rare American performances at The Club: Firestone in Orlando, amazing live show, one of the 1st concerts I paid to go see.
Ironically on their latest offering Third , they've very much detatched themselves from the initially smooth Trip Hop sound that made them popular by going for a more acoustic almost folky sound on some tracks and going way experimental with other tracks. To their credit, I think they've kind of reeled it in from the harshness of their self-titled 2nd Album.
Another fav from the GTA IV Soundtrack.
Fairly mainstream hit for her but who gives an Eff. Bad ass song.