Treble 100

Jason Isbell Southeastern

Treble 100: No. 31, Jason Isbell – Southeastern

An astonishing tour-de-force defined by unflinching honesty

Björk Post - Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 32, Björk – Post

A breakthrough album that solidified Björk as a singular presence in pop music

Bruce Springsteen Born to Run - Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 33, Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

On their third album, Bruce and the E Street Band had fully arrived

The Rolling Stones sticky fingers

Treble 100: No. 34, The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

The Stones’ greatest album—weary, despairing and bitter

Burial Untrue

Treble 100: No. 35, Burial – Untrue

A haunting document from a figure shrouded in mystery

Nirvana In Utero

Treble 100: No. 36, Nirvana – In Utero

The final album from the Seattle trio tested the limits of where a commercial audience would follow them

Charles Mingus Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Treble 100: No. 37, Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Mingus’ masterful jazz suite showcased the dueling personas that drove his music

Todd Rundgren Something/Anything?

Treble 100, No. 38: Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?

Rundgren’s third album found the singer/songwriter and producer fully embracing the possibilities of the studio

jimi hendrix are you experienced

Treble 100: No. 39, The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

The proper introduction of a guitar god and psych-rock legend

D'Angelo Voodoo

Treble 100: No. 41, D’Angelo – Voodoo

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

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…