Treble’s Top 10

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10 Essential ’80s Movie Soundtracks

The greatest moments in cinematic music from a decade that changed the game

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10 Essential Remixed Albums

After highlighting the best remix compilations, we dive into the best of whole albums remixed

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The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 1992

A dive back into the rap time capsule

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10 Essential Remix Albums

A 10-item sampling of the best compilations of chop-ups.

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10 Essential Metal Collaboration Albums

10 of the best team ups in heavy music in the past two decades

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20 Essential Albums Recorded by Steve Albini

With a new Shellac album just around the corner, we assemble a list of our favorites with Albini behind the boards.

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10 Essential Major Label Debuts from Indie Artists

10 times when more resources and left-field talent resulted in something great.

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10 Essential Richmond Albums

The best exports from along the James River

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10 Essential 30-Minute (or Shorter) Hip-Hop Albums

The shortest and sweetest rap records to drop in the last five years.

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10 Misunderstood Songs

Don’t put these songs on a mixtape for a crush, or play them at your wedding, or political rally, or graduation ceremony, or…

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10 Great Albums Featuring Famous Backing Bands

When the headliners become the support band.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Jazz-Fusion Albums

10 more additions to our list of fusion’s historical greats.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Albums of the ’70s

10 albums to add to our already gargantuan list of the best albums of the ’70s.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Indie Rock Albums of the ’00s

A month-long series in which we expand some of our recent retrospective lists.

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10 Essential Home-Recorded Albums

Masterpieces made in the living room.

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10 Essential Sci-Fi Metal Albums

In space, no one can hear you scream. Unless you’re Bruce Dickinson.

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10 Essential Portland Albums

Rose City’s finest records—10 of them, anyway.