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The best albums of 2021

The 50 Best Albums of 2021

Our 50 favorite records of a strange and eclectic year.

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The 100 Best Songs of 2021

Our favorite tracks from a pretty strange year

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The Year in Reissues: 2021

Our favorite re-releases, archival entries and compilations of the year.

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20 Great Albums from 2021 You Might Have Missed

Kicking off our Best of 2021 coverage with a roundup of the best under-the-radar gems.

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A History of Industrial Music in 45 Songs

A 45-song trip through music at its most extreme.

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Six Moments of Charlie Watts magic amid The Rolling Stones’ Ego and Excess

After the mid-1980s, The Rolling Stones didn’t get better. Nor iconic. Both Mick Jagger and…

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The 150 Best Songs of the 2000s

We revisit the 2000s to once again survey its greatest musical moments

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5 Albums That Wouldn’t Exist Without Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain

A look at five albums that carry on George Clinton and company’s psychedelic legacy.

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Because the Pandemic: Five musical projects made more poignant through lockdown

A look at five musical projects that took on new meaning as the world ground to a halt.

Summer Playlists 2021

Treble’s Summer Playlists 2021

Four Treble staffers offer four different takes on the summer jam.

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The 33 Best Albums of 2021 So Far

The year’s half over and it’s still hard to know what to make of it.…

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20 Essential Adult Swim Singles

Adult Swim just launched the 2021 edition of its singles program, which started all the…

A History of the Remix in 45 tracks

Revolutions Per Minute: A History of the Remix in 45 Songs

For the 45th anniversary of the 12-inch, we dive through 45 milestones in the history of the remix.

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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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A History of Alt-Country in 40 Essential Tracks

A 40-year survey of country’s underground, punk rock evolution.

18 Albums to Buy on Bandcamp Friday

Hidden Gems: 18 Albums to Buy on Bandcamp Friday

A roundup of great albums you might not have heard but definitely should add to your cart.

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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.

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The 20 Most Anticipated Albums of Winter/Spring 2021

An overview of some of the albums that might offer some of the best sounds of 2021.