Treble 100

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly

Treble 100, No. 12: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

K.Dot’s breakthrough 2015 album remains the loudest pronouncement of his artistic ambition

Public Enemy It takes a nation of millions

Treble 100, No. 13: Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

When this album dropped in 1988, hip-hop would never be the same.

Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde

Treble 100: No. 14, Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

A career-defining, enigmatic masterpiece

Talking Heads Remain in Light

Treble 100: No. 15, Talking Heads – Remain In Light

As the new wave icons’ fourth album turns 40, we take a look back at its strange magic.

Nick Drake Pink Moon

Treble 100: No. 16, Nick Drake – Pink Moon

The late singer/songwriter’s final album is stark, beautiful, yet devastating.

DJ Shadow Endtroducing

Treble 100: No. 17, DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…

A literal record-breaker composed entirely of pieces from other records

The Clash London Calling

Treble 100, No. 19: The Clash – London Calling

The first punk album to reach the US charts, ‘London Calling’ changed punk and rock forever

Marvin Gaye What's Going On - Treble 100

Treble 100, No. 20: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

A masterpiece of soul, discovered through Christian rock

Tribe Called Quest Low End Theory

Treble 100, No. 21: A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory

Reconciling the ineffable with the unfuckwithable

depeche mode violator

Treble 100: No. 22, Depeche Mode – Violator

The biggest album of the group’s career is an intimate temple of feeling

Frank Ocean Blonde

Treble 100, No. 23: Frank Ocean – Blonde

Ocean’s last album to date comprises a scrapbook of emotional resonance

my bloody valentine loveless

Treble 100: No. 24, My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

The most immaculate guitar record of the ’90s alt-rock era

Joni Michell Blue - Treble 100

Treble 100, No. 25: Joni Mitchell – Blue

The legendary songwriter’s most deeply personal and groundbreaking album hits its fifth decade.

Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Treble 100, No. 27: Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

The group’s fourth album more than earned its status as a perfect recording

Nina Simone Pastel Blues

Treble 100, No. 28: Nina Simone – Pastel Blues

A landmark album of powerful protest music, Simone at her most emotionally exposed

Kraftwerk The Man Machine - Treble 100

Treble 100, No. 29: Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine

The greatest intersection of medium and message from the German electronic pioneers.

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