Album of the Week

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

Cabaret Voltaire shadow of fear review

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.

Respire Black Line review

Respire – Black Line

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

William Basinski Lamentations review

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.

Emma Ruth Rundle Thou May Our Chambers Be Full review

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…

Gunn-Truscinski Duo Soundkeeper review

Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper

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

Sufjan Stevens Ascension review

Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

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

Vatican Shadow Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era review Album of the Week

Vatican Shadow – Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era

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

Kairon IRSE Polysomn review Album of the Week

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn

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

best metal albums of 2020 Uniform

Uniform – Shame

The New York trio’s fourth album is at once their most visceral and nuanced set of songs.

Bill Callahan Gold Record review Album of the Week

Bill Callahan – Gold Record

A familiar yet still rich set of songs from a voice we can trust.

Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song review Album of the Week

Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

The British producer’s second album is a document of great growth and bigger bangers.

Young Jesus Welcome to Conceptual Beach review Album of the Week

Young Jesus – Welcome to Conceptual Beach

Young Jesus complete the transition from indie to art rock on their most ambitious album to date.

Album of the Week: Jason Molina – Eight Gates

The late Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. songwriter’s set of previously unreleased recordings harbor some of his most shadowy dirges.

Ganser Just Look at that sky review Album of the Week

Ganser – Just Look At That Sky

The Chicago post-punk group’s second album goes to weirder places and finds greater catharsis in its groove.

best metal albums of 2020 Bedsore

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

The Italian death metal band’s debut album evokes vivid horror art cinema in their psychedelic compositions.

Nicolas Jaar Telas review Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Nicolas Jaar – Telas

Jaar’s third album in one year (so far) is one of his most fascinating and enigmatic.

best metal albums of 2020 Skeleton

Album of the Week: Skeleton – Skeleton

A short, ripping debut from the Austin metal trio—one that’s definitely going to sound great live.