Any genre name for this type of music?

I’m not a big labeller, but sometimes I wonder. Is there any genre name for sorta cutting-edge, hip-hop and sample influenced rock, but that’s more melodic and less street-oriented and dancy?

When I give an artist list you’l probably realize there are lots of similarities:

Citizen King
Gus Gus
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Stereo MCs

i have no idea what to call this. other than good, of course.

Trip Hop?

Of course, Beck has a new sound now. He can actually sing, what do you know.

I really don’t know what to call this, but I wouldn’t say trip-hop. That always has more connotations with the Bristol scene - Portishead, Massive Attack, Lamb etc. than the artists you list. All Music Guide offered “Experimental Rock” but that’s so broad that it can apply to almost anything.

I think we’ll need to invent a name. Something really ridiculous.

I propose hip-rhop. Or Nu-roots.