Album of the Week

Every album that’s earned Treble’s coveted Album of the Week designation.

Nick Cave Warren Ellis Carnage review

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Carnage

A haunting, cinematic work that ponders life, death and wanderlust from indoors.

Wild Pink A Billion Little Lights

Wild Pink – A Billion Little Lights

The New York band’s third album is their most lush, as well as their most grown up.

Julien Baker Little Oblivions review

Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

The Nashville singer/songwriter offers reflections of uncertainty on a more expansive scale on her third album.

cloud nothings shadow i remember review

Black Country, New Road – For the First Time

The London septet’s highly anticipated debut showcases the ambitious new forms they imagine.

The Weather Station Ignorance review

The Weather Station – Ignorance

Tamara Lindemann and company’s fifth album is the most expansive and rich universe her music has occupied.

Ruins of Beverast Thule Grimoires review

Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

The Swedish gothic metal greats take a step into a bigger arena on their fifth album.

Portrayal of Guilt We Are Always Alone review

Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone

The Austin band’s second full-length is an even more blistering and intense hardcore exorcism.

notwist vertigo days review

Casper Clausen – Better Way

The Efterklang vocalist aims for a bigger art-pop sound on his solo debut.

Moor Mother billy woods BRASS review

Moor Mother & billy woods – BRASS

A hip-hop tag-team that thrives on both dazzling abstraction and jagged honesty.

best electronic albums of 2020 Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow of Fear

Richard H. Kirk’s first album as Cabaret Voltaire in 26 years is as fun and as vital as they’ve sounded since the early ’80s.

Portrayal of Guilt We are always alone review

Respire – Black Line

Respire, like most other bands in 2020, have had a trying year to say the…

best electronic albums of 2020 Basinski

William Basinski – Lamentations

The ambient composer follows up a celebratory lounge-disco album with a mournful set of ghostly loops.

KAMM Cookie Policies review

KAMM – Cookie Policies

The infrequently operating electronic jazz-rock outfit struts with gravitas on their latest iteration.

best albums of 2020 Emma Ruth Rundle Thou

Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou – May Our Chambers Be Full

The end result of an inspired collaboration that fuses two sonically different but creatively attuned artists into a triumphant metal LP.

clipping visions of bodies being burned review

clipping. – Visions of Bodies Being Burned

The L.A. noise rap trio deliver an immediate set of horror-hip-hop thrills interspersed with weird, harsh terror.

best metal albums of 2020 Spirit Adrift

Spirit Adrift – Enlightened in Eternity

Spirit Adrift is a majestic force of heavy metal. Though there’s no shortage of doom…

best songs of 2020 Gunn Trucsinski Duo

Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper

The experimental psych-rock duo’s fourth album is their biggest and most impressive set of excursions to date.

best electronic albums of 2020 Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

Stevens offers new challenges with his new electronics-tinged work, as well as a heavier emphasis on protest-inspired lyrics.

best electronic albums of 2020 Vatican Shadow

Vatican Shadow – Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era

Dominick Fernow (Prurient) crafts a stunning, eerie set of atmospheric beats under his techno pseudonym.

best albums of 2020 Kairon Irse

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn

The Finnish band deliver a thrilling, unabashedly weird set of psychedelic rock.