Album of the Week

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

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Album of the Week: Shabaka and the Ancestors – We Are Sent Here by History

A powerful, emotional spiritual jazz album that reflects the tension of our times.

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Album of the Week: Hilary Woods – Birthmarks

The Irish singer/songwriter’s second album is darker, more harrowing, and powerful.

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Album of the Week: P.E. – Person

The debut from the new collab between members of Pill, Eaters is a trip

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

The first half of Sumney’s two-part album is a gorgeous and deeply affecting piece of art-pop.

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Album of the Week: Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats – Unlocked

Not a moment is wasted on this 18-minute hip-hop super team-up.

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Album of the Week: Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

The MVP UK jazz drummer carves out a bold new direction with this set of electronic fusion.

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Album of the Week: Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun

Two of Texas’ best new artists come together on a brief but memorable road trip mixtape.

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Album of the Week: Frances Quinlan – Likewise

The Hop Along vocalist and songwriter steps out on her own with a bold, assured debut.

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Album of the Week: Pod Blotz – Transdimensional System

Suzy Poling offers a glimpse into the future via abrasive industrial techno pulses.

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Album of the Week: Haunt – Mind Freeze

The Fresno metal outfit’s third album is a snapshot of a band in rapid evolution—and it rocks like hell.

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Album of the Week: Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race

The Denver band set a new, high bar for death metal with an album that challenges its limits.

Moor Mother Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes review

Album of the Week: Moor Mother – Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes

A dark, powerful triumph that harbors hope and joy amid its intense sonic landscape.

Album of the Week: Sudan Archives – Athena

Brittney Parks’ full-length debut is a thrilling debut built on stunning songcraft.

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Album of the Week: Cloak – The Burning Dawn

The Atlanta band brings the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll back to the darkness of black metal.

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Album of the Week: Clipping. – There Existed An Addiction to Blood

The L.A. industrial rap trio deliver a stunning exercise in fear.

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Album of the Week: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

A double-album meditation on grief that’s the prettiest and most devastating album of Cave’s career.

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Album of the Week: Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿

A nod to classic hip-hop from an emcee that’s spent his career pushing it into the future.

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Album of the Week: Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

The singer/songwriter’s fourth album is at once her biggest and most intimate, a massive expression of deeply personal conflicts.

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Album of the Week: JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

The oddball hip-hop artist tones down his most aggressive impulses but raises the bar.

Album of the Week: (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar

The Philly singer/songwriter’s follow-up to Rocket is a dreamy, druggy and diverse indie mixtape.