Album of the Week

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

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The Weather Station – Ignorance

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

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Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

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

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Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone

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

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Casper Clausen – Better Way

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

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Moor Mother & billy woods – BRASS

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

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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.

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Respire – Black Line

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

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William Basinski – Lamentations

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

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KAMM – Cookie Policies

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

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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.

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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.

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Spirit Adrift – Enlightened in Eternity

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

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Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper

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

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Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

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

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Vatican Shadow – Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era

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

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Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn

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

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Uniform – Shame

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

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Bill Callahan – Gold Record

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

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Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

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

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Young Jesus – Welcome to Conceptual Beach

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