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Tom Waits Rain Dogs

Treble 100: No. 63, Tom Waits – Rain Dogs

Tom Waits is a character mistaken for a caricature. He’s alternately viewed as whiskey-drunk boho…

Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs

Treble 100: No. 64, Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs

The most personal album of Earl’s career is also his most musically innovative

George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

Treble 100: No. 65, George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1

I have some confessions to make. My first confession is that I used to say…

Elliott Smith either/or Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 66, Elliott Smith – either/or

There’s real emotion on Elliott Smith’s landmark 1997 album; there’s also a musical genius having fun.

M83 Saturdays=Youth Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 67, M83 – Saturdays=Youth

A love story told through Anthony Gonzalez’s nostalgic, 2008 album

Massive Attack Mezzanine Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 68, Massive Attack – Mezzanine

When the Bristol trip-hop pioneers went to their darkest places

Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 70, Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Imperial Bedroom

The album that introduced a new vocabulary to Costello’s music

Portishead Dummy

Treble 100: No. 71, Portishead – Dummy

A look back at the band’s 1994 masterpiece of a debut

Mastodon Blood Mountain

Treble 100: No. 72, Mastodon – Blood Mountain

When Mastodon perfected the art of the narrative album

King Crimson Red

Treble 100: No. 73, King Crimson – Red

The triumphant climax of the prog-rock legends’ powerful early run

Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

Treble 100: No. 74, Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

How a group of Manchester punks created a foundational goth ur-text

R.E.M. Automatic for the People

Treble 100: No. 75, R.E.M. – Automatic for the People

A high school friend a year ahead of me first shared with me R.E.M.’s Green…

Paul Simon Graceland Treble 100

Treble 100: No. 76, Paul Simon – Graceland

On his landmark 1986 album, Simon worked with South African musicians and created a landmark album

PJ Harvey Rid of Me

Treble 100: No. 77, PJ Harvey – Rid of Me

Harvey’s second album was the sound of a band at full strength, and on the verge of collapse.

sophie the oil of every pearl's uninsides treble 100

Treble 100: No. 78, SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

On her sole full-length, the PC Music producer presented her most cohesive and liberatory statement.

Outkast stankonia

Treble 100: No. 80, OutKast – Stankonia

A look back at the iconic genre-breaking hip-hop album on its 20th anniversary.

Squeeze East Side Story

Treble 100: No. 81, Squeeze – East Side Story

An underrated yet masterful moment in ’80s new wave pop

Jorge Ben Africa Brasil

Treble 100: No. 82, Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil

A transformational album of samba-rock, funk and Afro-Brazilian consciousness from the legendary singer/songwriter

Peter Gabriel So

Treble 100: No. 83, Peter Gabriel – So

When the former Genesis frontman achieved perfection

Treble 100: No. 84, Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden

After beginning life as a new wave band, the UK art-rock outfit completely rethought how their music worked.