History’s Greatest Monsters

The truth can be harsh.

Roundtable: Critical darlings, personal grievances

It’s time for the airing of grievances about bands we just can’t stand, no matter how beloved they are.

Worst Albums of 2014

History’s Greatest Monsters: The Worst Albums of 2014

A selection of the year’s greatest fiascoes and failures.


History’s Greatest Monsters: Chumbawamba – Tubthumper

A very special World Cup History’s Greatest Monsters.


History’s Greatest Monsters: U2 – POP

A dissection of one of U2’s least well-received albums, if one of their boldest statements.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

History’s Greatest Monsters: John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Two Virgins

A difficult album that’s nearly impossible to judge as a pop record.

The Worst Albums of 2013: Miley Cyrus

History’s Greatest Monsters: The Worst Albums of 2013

The 10 worst albums of the year, voted on by Treble’s most masochistic staffers.

Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu

History’s Greatest Monsters: Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu

The painful disaster that started this masochistic series.

History's Greatest Monsters of 2012, including Die Antwoord

History’s Greatest Monsters of 2012

Evaluating the potentially worst of the worst.

History's Greatest Monsters

Monster #5: Self Portrait

Bob Dylan trolls his fans… or does he?

History's Greatest Monsters

Monster #4: NYC Ghosts & Flowers

Sonic Youth breaks their winning streak.

History's Greatest Monsters

Monster #2: R.E.M.’s Around the Sun

R.E.M.’s lackluster 2004 album gets reexamined.

History's Greatest Monsters

Monster #1: Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

Our inaugural monster bash begins with an infamous noise.

History's Greatest Monsters

Introducing: History’s Greatest Monsters

A new column to celebrate music at its worst.