Drug Church, World Impact. The vocalist gargles with razor blades, the groove is sludgy but fast, the chorus is killer and the lyrics are great. This shouldn’t work but it does. I found this band in an article about Turnstile and the future of hardcore, and it gives me hope. I want more of this to restore my faith in guitar-based rock.
There’s a lot of good stuff here: some site called Fact has a list of the top 50 albums in trip-hop. Metafilter has a list with streaming links for your listening pleasure. Naturally, I disagree with some of the choices (UNKLE is way down on the list; Luke Vibert is way too high).