Earl Sweatshirt Doris

Earl Sweatshirt explored insular shades of gray on Doris

The L.A. rapper reintroduced himself via a hazy and dark debut album

D'Angelo Voodoo

Treble 100: No. 41, D’Angelo – Voodoo

Michael Eugene Archer’s soul masterpiece, an act that took 15 years to follow

Ratboys interview

Ratboys are growing together

We speak with Julia Steiner about the band’s decade-plus journey, and new album ‘The Window’

Townes Van Zandt s/t album

Treble 100: No. 42, Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt

A Texas troubadour’s greatest songs, stripped down to the raw nerves

Metallica Ride the Lightning

Treble 100: No. 43, Metallica – Ride the Lightning

The greatest calcification of what Metallica had to offer

Scott Walker The Drift

Treble 100: No. 44, Scott Walker – The Drift

A masterpiece of dread, as far away from a commercial hit as you can get

Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 46, Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

The weirdest record ever to go triple platinum.

Tears for Fears songs from the big chair

Treble 100: No. 47, Tears For Fears – Songs from the Big Chair

The defining masterpiece of a distinctive new wave duo

Stooges raw power treble 100

Treble 100: No. 48, Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power

An album this incendiary can only be detonated once

Black Sabbath Paranoid

Treble 100, No. 49: Black Sabbath – Paranoid

The origin point of metal as well as the mainstream’s misinterpretation of it

Fela Kuti Zombie Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 51, Fela Kuti – Zombie

It’s a high enough hill to climb to be the absolute best at what you…

lcd soundsystem sound of silver

Treble 100, No. 52: LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

James Murphy and company’s second album is a record about adulthood—that you can dance to

love forever changes

Treble 100: No. 53, Love – Forever Changes

The chronicle of a band unstuck in time

Divide and Dissolve interview

Divide and Dissolve’s Vision of Sound

Takiaya Reed discusses the duo’s distinctive anti-colonial heavy music, conveying emotion rather than explicit verbal messages

Low Double Negative Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 54, Low – Double Negative

When the veteran group found catharsis in confusion and noise

De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 55, De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising

The beginning of a whole new era for hip-hop

Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 56, Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album

With the oddball constructions of his 1996 album, Aphex Twin left his mark on the pop zeitgeist

synthwave future nostalgia

How synthwave scores nostalgic visions of the future

An imperfect view of the past through the filter of the future