Album of the Week

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

best albums of 2020 Uniform

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.

best electronic albums of 2020 Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

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

best albums of 2020 Young Jesus

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.

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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.

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Album of the Week: Nicolas Jaar – Telas

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

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Album of the Week: Skeleton – Skeleton

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

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Album of the Week: Special Interest – The Passion Of

The New Orleans band rebuild punk rock in their own image on their intense second LP.

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Boris – NO

The Japanese trio’s surprise new release is the most punk they’ve ever sounded.

best electronic albums of 2020 Arca

Arca – KiCk i

As celebratory a set of sounds as the Venezuelan producer has ever put to tape.

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Album of the Week: Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Bridgers’ sophomore album, for all its heaviness and sorrow, is a source of hope rather than despair.

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Album of the Week: Run the Jewels – RTJ4

Killer Mike and El-P deliver their fourth, forceful set of topical and speaker-destroying apocalypse boom-bap.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy review

Album of the Week: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy

The Australian band’s sophomore full-length is both a homecoming and a cathartic release of energy.

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Album of the Week: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions

Isbell’s latest more fully feels like the work of a proper band, one whose sound truly comes into its own here.

Album of the Week: Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

The light outweighs the darkness for the first time on this stunning new record from Mike Hadreas.

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Album of the Week: Moses Sumney – græ: Part Two

The second half of the singer/songwriter’s epic, transcedent double-LP reveals the expanse of his vision.

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Album of the Week: Wailin Storms – Rattle

The North Carolina group’s third album is a potent noise-rock exorcism.

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Album of the Week: Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Apple’s long-awaited fifth album is the most potent distillation of her essence yet.