Treble (USA) - "Essential" album lists

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Treble (USA) - "Essential" album lists

Postby Shakermaker » Mon May 28, 2018 4:25 pm

A decent number of Treble/Treblezine's "essential" album lists (I've limited those in this post to genre lists, no themes, etc.) compiled below. Not entirely sure about author eligibility (some of these are credited to multiple authors/staff; others only credit a single author but use "we"/"our" in their intro paragraphs which leads me to believe that the selections were compiled by the staff). Either way, just dumping them here for possible looking at / for anyone interested:

10 Essential UK Punk Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-uk-punk-albums/

    The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus (IV)
    Wire – Pink Flag
    The Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
    X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
    Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
    The Clash – London Calling
    The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
    The Ruts – The Crack
    Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material
    Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

10 Essential UK Post-Punk Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/18984-10-esse ... nk-albums/

    Magazine – Real Life
    Wire – Chairs Missing
    Gang of Four – Entertainment!
    Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
    Public Image Ltd – Metal Box / Second Edition
    The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
    Echo and the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
    Siouxsie and the Banshees – Kaleidoscope
    The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
    This Heat – Deceit

10 Essential American Post-Punk albums
http://www.treblezine.com/19999-10-esse ... nk-albums/

    Television – Marquee Moon
    Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
    Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
    Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food
    The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms
    Wipers – Youth of America
    Mission of Burma – Vs.
    Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
    Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
    Swans – White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

10 Essential Hardcore Punk Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... nk-albums/

    Germs – (GI)
    Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Black Flag – Damaged
    Minor Threat – Minor Threat
    Bad Brains – Bad Brains
    Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
    Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
    D.R.I. – Dealing with It
    Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come
    Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

10 Essential Emo Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-emo-albums/

    Rites of Spring – Rites of Spring
    Dag Nasty – Can I Say
    Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary
    Cap'n Jazz – Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed Over
    Jawbreaker – Dear You
    The Promise Ring – Nothing Feels Good
    Braid – Frame and Canvas
    Jimmy Eat World – Clarity
    The Anniversary – Designing a Nervous Breakdown
    Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

10 Essential Gothic Rock Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-best-gothic-rock-albums/

    Bauhaus – In the Flat Field
    Joy Division – Closer
    Siouxsie and the Banshees – Kaleidoscope
    The Cure – Pornography
    Virgin Prunes – …If I Die, I Die
    Cocteau Twins – Treasure
    Tones on Tail – Pop
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Talk About the Weather
    The Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey

10 Essential New Romantic Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... ic-albums/

    David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
    Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
    Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids
    Ultravox – Vienna
    Visage – Visage
    The Human League – Dare!
    ABC – The Lexicon of Love
    Duran Duran – Rio
    Roxy Music – Avalon
    Talk Talk – It's My Life

10 Essential Sophisti-pop albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... op-albums/

    Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
    Roxy Music – Avalon
    The Style Council – Café Bleu
    Sade – Diamond Life
    Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen
    Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
    Level 42 – Running in the Family
    Everything but the Girl – Walking Wounded
    Destroyer – Kaputt
    Rhye – Woman

10 Essential Synth-Pop Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... op-albums/

    Suicide – Suicide
    Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle
    Devo – Freedom of Choice
    Kraftwerk – Computer World
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture & Morality
    Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
    New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies
    Depeche Mode – Violator
    Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
    Passion Pit – Manners

10 Essential Alt-Country Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... ry-albums/

    Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
    Uncle Tupelo – No Depression
    The Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall
    Wilco – Being There
    Old 97's – Too Far to Care
    16 Horsepower – Low Estate
    Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I See a Darkness
    Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co.
    Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Cold Roses
    Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

10 Essential Britpop Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-britpop-albums/

    Suede – Suede
    The Auteurs – New Wave
    Blur – Parklife
    Elastica – Elastica
    Gene – Olympian
    Oasis – (What's the Story?) Morning Glory
    Pulp – Different Class
    The Divine Comedy – Casanova
    Supergrass – In It for the Money
    The Verve – Urban Hymns

10 Essential Chamber Pop Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/31905-10-best ... op-albums/

    R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
    Tindersticks – Tindersticks (I)
    Belle and Sebastian – If You're Feeling Sinister
    The High Llamas – Hawaii
    Mercury Rev – Deserter's Songs
    Elliott Smith – XO
    Rufus Wainwright – Want One
    Destroyer – Destroyer's Rubies
    Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
    The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood

10 Essential Dream Pop Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-best-dream-pop-albums/

    Cocteau Twins – Treasure
    This Mortal Coil – It'll End in Tears
    The Church – Starfish
    The Cure – Disintegration
    Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
    The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
    Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
    Broadcast – Haha Sound
    M83 – Saturdays=Youth
    Beach House – Teen Dream

10 Essential Lo-Fi Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-lo-fi-albums/

    Beat Happening – Jamboree
    Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
    Eric's Trip – Love Tara
    Guided by Voices – Bee Thousand
    Sebadoh – Bakesale
    The Olivia Tremor Control – Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle
    Bill Fox – Shelter from the Smoke
    Elliott Smith – Either/Or
    The Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2
    The Mountain Goats – All Hail West Texas

10 Essential Neo-Psychedelia Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/24002-10-best ... ic-albums/

    Echo and the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
    Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Prescription
    The Church – Starfish
    Mercury Rev – Yerself Is Steam
    Primal Scream – Screamadelica
    Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
    The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    The Olivia Tremor Control – Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1
    Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
    Tame Impala – Lonerism

10 Essential Post-Rock Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... ck-albums/

    Slint – Spiderland
    Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
    Bark Psychosis – Hex
    Disco Inferno – D.I. Go Pop
    Swans – Soundtracks for the Blind
    Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
    Mogwai – Young Team
    Dirty Three – Ocean Songs
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F#A# ∞
    Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun

10 Essential Shoegaze Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-shoegaze-albums/

    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
    Ride – Nowhere
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
    Chapterhouse – Whirlpool
    Medicine – Shot Forth Self Living
    Slowdive – Souvlaki
    Catherine Wheel – Chrome
    The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps
    Swervedriver – Mezcal Head
    Lush – Split

10 Essential Slowcore Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-best-slowcore-albums/

    Galaxie 500 – On Fire
    Codeine – Frigid Stars LP
    American Music Club – Mercury
    Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)
    Seam – Are You Driving Me Crazy?
    Idaho – Three Sheets to the Wind
    Karate – Karate
    Cat Power – Moon Pix
    Low – Things We Lost in the Fire
    Nina Nastasia – Run to Ruin

10 Essential Ambient Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-best-ambient-albums/

    Tangerine Dream – Zeit
    Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music for Airports
    The Orb – The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
    Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Volume II
    Gas – Pop
    Fennesz – Endless Summer
    Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
    Tim Hecker – Harmony in Ultraviolet
    Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
    Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica

10 Essential IDM Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-idm-albums/

    Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
    Autechre – Tri Repetae
    The Future Sound of London – Dead Cities
    Mouse on Mars – Autoditacker
    Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
    Dntel – Life Is Full of Possibilities
    Four Tet – Rounds
    Prefuse 73 – One Word Extinguisher
    Venetian Snares – Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
    Flying Lotus – Los Angeles

10 Essential Trip Hop Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential-trip-hop-albums/

    Portishead – Dummy
    Nightmares on Wax – Smoker’s Delight
    Tricky – Maxinquaye
    Laika – Sounds of the Satellites
    Air – Moon Safari
    Massive Attack – Mezzanine
    Morcheeba – Big Calm
    UNKLE – Psyence Fiction
    Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
    Lovage – Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

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Re: Treble (USA) - "Essential" album lists

Postby Shakermaker » Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 am

Decade-oriented:

10 Essential ’90s Alt-Rock Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-best-alter ... f-the-90s/

    Sonic Youth – Goo
    Sugar – Copper Blue
    The Breeders – Last Splash
    Nirvana – In Utero
    Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
    PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
    Failure – Fantastic Planet
    Weezer – Pinkerton
    Ben Folds Five – Whatever and Ever Amen
    Radiohead – OK Computer

10 Essential ’90s Post-Hardcore Albums
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    The Jesus Lizard – Goat
    The Nation of Ulysses – 13-Point Plan to Destroy America
    Quicksand – Slip
    Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
    Girls Against Boys – Cruise Yourself
    Jawbox – For Your Own Special Sweetheart
    Shellac – At Action Park
    Shudder to Think – Pony Express Record
    Fugazi – Red Medicine
    Chavez – Ride the Fader

10 Essential 21st Century Post-Hardcore Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/23505-10-esse ... re-albums/

    At the Drive-In – Relationship of Command
    Fugazi – The Argument
    Shiner – The Egg
    Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You
    …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Source Tags & Codes
    McLusky – McLusky Do Dallas
    Q and Not U – Different Damage
    Cursive – The Ugly Organ
    The Blood Brothers – …Burn, Piano Island, Burn
    Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static

10 Essential 21st Century Post-Punk Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/27697-10-best ... nk-albums/

    Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
    The Fall – The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click
    Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
    The Horrors – Primary Colours
    Savages – Silence Yourself
    Vaura – The Missing
    Iceage – Plowing into the Field of Love
    Ought – More Than Any Other Day
    Total Control – Typical System
    Algiers – Algiers

10 Essential 21st Century Shoegaze Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/10-essential- ... ze-albums/

    M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
    Asobi Seksu – Citrus
    Jesu – Silver
    Serena-Maneesh – Serena-Maneesh
    Alcest – Souvenirs d’un Autre Monde
    Blonde Redhead - 23
    A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place to Bury Strangers
    School of Seven Bells – Alpinisms
    Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
    The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

10 Essential 21st Century Country Albums
http://www.treblezine.com/28464-10-esse ... ry-albums/

    Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around
    Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
    Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
    Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
    Daniel Romano – Come Cry with Me
    Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
    Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
    Ashley Monroe – The Blade
    Chris Stapleton – Traveller

10 Essential 21st Century Pop Albums
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    Kylie Minogue – Fever
    Rachel Stevens – Come and Get It
    Annie – Anniemal
    Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
    Róisín Murphy – Overpowered
    Robyn – Body Talk
    Katy B – On a Mission
    Beyoncé – Beyoncé
    Taylor Swift – 1989
    Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion

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Re: Treble (USA) - "Essential" album lists

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