Album of the Week

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

daniel villarreal panama 77 review

Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

The Chicago group’s fusion of Latinx music with jazz, soul, surf rock and psychedelia transcends.

cloud rat threshold review

Full of Hell : Garden of Burning Apparitions

The Maryland grindcore outfit push themselves toward the farther edges of extreme music while perfecting their aesthetic.

best metal albums of 2021 body big brave

The Body & Big|Brave – Leaving None But Small Birds

The two heavy acts come together not to make noise but to draw on folk tradition with their own unique interpretations.

moor mother best hip-hop albums of 2021

Moor Mother – Black Encyclopedia of the Air

Camae Ayewa’s new full-length is an embrace of heady, accessible sounds without softening the poignancy of her words.

denzel curry melt my eyez see your future review

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

The UK rapper’s fourth album is her most ambitious and personal yet, balancing internal monologue with big arrangements.

yo la tengo this stupid world review

Low – HEY WHAT

Low still live in hope, but it’s surrounded by a breathtaking cacophony.

The Bug Fire best electronic albums of 2021

The Bug – Fire

Kevin Martin merges dancehall and hip-hop with a heavy metal intensity that makes this feel like his heaviest to date.

Deafheaven Infinite Granite stream

Deafheaven – Infinite Granite

The California black metal band finally goes full shoegaze and it’s glorious.

alexalone alexaloneworld review

alexalone – ALEXALONEWORLD

A harmonious intersection of indie pop and doom metal.

diamanda galas broken gargoyles review

Lingua Ignota – SINNER GET READY

Kristin Hayter strips away the heaviest elements of her sound to expose an even darker terror.

brutus unison life

King Woman – Celestial Blues

Kris Esfandiari’s doom metal project speaks to the superlative quality of the group’s power.

trentemøller memoria review

Darkside : Spiral

An expansion of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar’s slowly expanding universe.

best albums of 2021 Half Waif

Half Waif – Mythopoetics

Nandi Rose continues a streak of wonderfully melancholy albums with a greater emphasis on electronics.

ego ella may fieldnotes ii review

Sault – Nine

The London R&B collective’s third album in one year is shorter, grittier, but with a sense of playfulness amid the realism

samia honey review

Faye Webster – I Know I’m Funny haha

The Atlanta singer/songwriter delivers a warmly intimate set of songs that feel like summer.

weyes blood and in the darkness hearts aglow review

Spellling – The Turning Wheel

Tia Cabral’s third album is a lush and cinematic new frontier.

eli winter review

Six Organs of Admittance – The Veiled Sea

Ben Chasny delivers an album of rock and folk extremes, both meditative and manic.

soccer mommy sometimes forever review

Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee

Michelle Zauner’s third album finds her embracing joy with a vibrant sound to match.

loraine james building something beautiful for me review

Loraine James – Reflection

The UK producer’s sophomore album feels genuinely futuristic and disorienting in truly innovative ways.

best albums of 2021 black midi

black midi : Cavalcade

The video for  “John L,” off black midi’s volatile second album Cavalcade, attempts to visually…