Best Albums of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

Who would've ever known that all Cudi had to do was link up with Kanye in order to make an amazing project? Cudi is simply at his strongest and coldest both lyrically and vocally on this album, and I love how Kanye shows his appreciation to Cudi's psychedelic production style here. There's seriously not a single bad song on this album. It's so damn good. I never would've thought that Ye and Cudi would make such a great team, but here they are. - Mcgillacuddy

Sorry, but I hate kanye. Everything after Graduation with him rapping on it is just cringe and unlistenable. If this were just Kid Cudi then maybe I could like this. - DaWyteNight

By far the best album of 2018 along with Nasir and Daytona (with Ye right behind.) GOOD music putting out the heat

no - RogerWatersfan1999

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2 Firepower - Judas Priest Firepower - Judas Priest

I really liked this album. Especially Lightning Strike and Sea of Red. - Metarock

Long live rock and metal, even if it's not in the mainstream. (Popularly =/= Rate) - LightningStrike

Best album to come out in YEARS! Fantastic odyssey from the pioneers of metal!


3 Vector - Haken

The only problem with this album is it’s to short well at lest for Haken. Other then that it’s easily the best album of the year. - Ninjaturtlesforpresident

4 Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest

Gotta love it when an album makes you want to smile, cry, jump, and embarrass yourself by singing along, and often all at the same time. In all honesty, few albums have made me feel as deeply as Twin Fantasy. The bitterness and hurt on the original is replaced with newfound wisdom and perspective, replacing heartbreak and spite, with reflection and forgiveness. It's beautiful to see an aspiring musician's vision fully realized, especially when we get to go along that journey with him, at least in a musical sense, and that's what makes Twin Fantasy such an experience. - HawkWithAnOpinion


5 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry

This is Denzel at his best. His executions are amazing here. Not really a fan of dark music but this is a helluva good listen. 10/10 - AlphaQ

Very underrated, album has a ton of variety and the couple of features are good

By far the best album of this year

LET IT FLOAT BAAHH ME - RighteousMalevolent

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6 You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters

My first time listening to a noise rock song and Jesus was it an experience. Almost equally as, actually even much more insane than Death Grips Bottomless Pit but much more coherent and coordinated in terms of sound handling. It sounds like a complete nightmare, but in such a way that it gives more immersion to the point where I just feel like driving my head through the god damn table. This album pisses me off so much, and I actually love it. This is some killer stuff 9/10 - Mcgillacuddy

This album is BRUTAL. This album is NOISY. This album is HEAVY. This is what people listen to when they wanna tear down the drywall in their bedroom. This is what it sounds like in the mind of a psychopathic madman chasing after you in a dark swamp with a rusty meat cleaver. This is the album that we definitely needed this year, maybe the whole decade! This dropped at the perfect time in the mood for the Halloween spirit; everyone on this site should be listening to this. - HawkWithAnOpinion

I wouldn't say brutal or heavy rather than this album is like the soundtrack to an apocalyptic nightmare. The Daughters album that would fit the heavy brutal noise description better would be their self-titled record. - cjWriter1997

Listening to this is like watching a serial killer slowly dismember his latest victim. - BlarchBlaces

So, how many extra snob points do I get for listening to this before Fantano reviewed it? - The_Crimson_King

7 Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
8 Kamikaze - Eminem

Should be number 1

Best thing in 2018, thank you

Have people forgotten stepping stones! That's my favorite track.

Easily the best How is this not #1?

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9 Idol - Horrendous
10 Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone

Best trap album by miles. 8/10 - ZeroBlaster

I give it a 4/5, Post Malone is pretty good in my opinion. - StarlightSpanks

A little bit better than his last album Stoney. 7/10 - MemeTheKeem

Half of the year is almost over... so far it's a very close race between this and Kim Wilde's record which one is my favorite of the year. This album is diverse in musical influences, it bends the conventional idea of genres and mixes various styles so fluently and harmonic that it really gets the absolute maximum out of modern pop music.

I also reviewed the album in a post. - Martin_Canine

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The Newcomers

? Wasteland - Riverside
? Vibras - J Balvin

The Contenders

11 Daytona - Pusha T Daytona - Pusha T

I've been waiting for another Pusha T album for a while since his release of Darkest Before Dawn, and unfortunately it didn't turn out to be the sequel like we were promised, but I am completely satisfied with the fact that Pusha still brings his snarling vibe and Kanye brings his flawless production. - Mcgillacuddy


Zzzz...boring - DaWyteNight

12 Errorzone - Vein
13 Kod - J. Cole

This albums would've been a let down if it had anything to live up to. - hiphopgod

Such a great album - Killerdrummer

I love this man with all my heart and soul what husband material wow I hope he's ok

14 Ye - Kanye West Ye - Kanye West

I have a question: how did it become a thing since last year that American hip hop or hip hop crossover albums are that short? XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, Kanye West, Pusha T,... they all released studio albums lasting for just over 20 minutes. For mixtapes or EPs that's an okay length, but from full studio albums I'd expect at least something around 40 minutes (35-45 minutes) on average, and everything that's longer is just awesome - I wanna get something for my money. I also dislike the lack of physical releases from many US hip hop artists. - Martin_Canine

Also don't get me wrong, I rated "ye" 4 and a half stars out of five. I just wished it would have been a bit longer, it could have at least included the singles. - Martin_Canine



no - RogerWatersfan1999

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15 Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - Arctic Monkeys

I get why people might not like it but just remember, AM have always been experimental and in my opinion this album is brilliant.

One of the only albums this year I actually liked. Looking further into AM.

16 Noise Floor - Spock’s Beard

And epic album that fuses the symphonic sounds of 70's prog legends like Genesis along with some more modern sounds. It comes together so well and is an absolute delight from start to finish. Overall, 9.8/10 - isaaonrtdmtr

17 ? - Xxxtentacion ? - Xxxtentacion

Nope, stop it. Stop it right now. 1/10 - DCfnaf

Lots if bangers off this album honestly. But people hated the change in style, I like it though. Solid album.

Get this off the list right now please. - RighteousMalevolent

no - RogerWatersfan1999

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18 Astroworld - Travis Scott

Awesome productions and it was super enjoyable, his flows and vocals are quite enjoyable. 9/10 - AlphaQ

Awesome productions. Travis best work. 9/10

Eww. Queen is better. #teamnicki

Good production, but travis is still not a good rapper and just an auto-tune abusing moron. - DaWyteNight

19 Loved - Ken Mode

If anything, this is heading to be my metal album of the year - cjWriter1997

20 Virtue - The Voidz
21 Year of the Snitch - Death Grips Year of the Snitch - Death Grips


22 My Dear Melancholy, - The Weeknd

The Weeknd went back to his R&B roots and it sounds amazing. His voice on Call Out My Name sounds so perfect. In this autotune world, The Weeknd is one of the only ones who does not need it and has talent. - THICCBOI

Usually not a fan of the weeknd or his voice or his kind of r&b but this was actually good. - DaWyteNight

23 Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
24 Diluvium - Obscura

"It is ironic that a band named OBSCURA has made everything so clear." (YouTube comment).
I couldn't agree more. Incredible album. Another masterpiece by the masters of prog/tech death metal. - Metal_Treasure

25 Thunderbolt - Saxon
26 M A N I A - Fall Out Boy

Nah, this was actually garbage, as a FOB apologist. 2/10 - DCfnaf

Last I recalled even some of the most diehard Fall Out Boy fans hated this album. And I've always hated Fall Out Boy but I'll take listening to Living Things over this. - SomePersonYouHate

Hopefully, Champion was okay. Young and Menace is only good when Patrick did a piano version without autotune. The Last of the Real Ones was good though.

A lot of people hated it.. I feel like I’m the only one who personally loved it 😞

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27 Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
28 Boarding House Reach - Jack White

Jack White finally found his unique sound with this album. His best and most experimental release yet! - HawkWithAnOpinion

Jack White does it again! 8/10 - MemeTheKeem

Best thing he’s done since Elephant

29 Post Traumatic - Mike Shinoda

I fall in love this album.

30 Music for Cars - The 1975
31 Always Ascending - Franz Ferdinand
32 Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle

Why is this not higher? - FLIPMODE

33 What Happens Next - Joe Satriani
34 Trench - Twenty One Pilots

This album chill

Their best album by far. It needs to be #1. - Atham

Darn should not be this low - thatguy32

I never thought I'd say this, but this just beat Vessel as my favorite TØP album. I mean DANG! Easily their best and most mature album yet.

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35 Black Panther: The Album - Various Artists


36 Die Lit - Playboi Carti Die Lit - Playboi Carti

Carti continues to do what he does best - hypnotically ad-lib over spacy beats - so don't expect anything mindblowing here. Backpackers will hate it because he's not saying anything, and it's repetitive, and yadda yadda yadda, but to be honest, sometimes all you need is a good beat and to sound dope over it. - BlarchBlaces

Bleh, playboi doesn’t have much lyrical content but his productions are solid - AlphaQ

37 Pestilence - Hadeon
38 Infernal - Phideaux
39 Waylon & Willie 2 - Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings
40 Ember - Breaking Benjamin
41 Rainier Fog - Alice in Chains
42 Isolation - Kali Uchis
43 Joy as an Act of Resistance - Idles
44 Veteran - Jpegmafia

Should be higher to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent

45 No News is Good News - Phonte

Hip hop at it's finest - DaWyteNight

46 Seventeen - Kayak

Kayak is a certainly obscure band in the prog universe, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a try. This album is definitely a great one, having a mix between the classic sounds of the symphonic prog era, and a feeling that movie soundtracks would potentially give off, coming together and making some beautiful art. 9/10 - isaaonrtdmtr

47 The Anteroom - How to Dress Well
48 Coma Noir - The Atlas Moth
49 Full Spectrum Dominance - Canibus
50 Black Labyrinth - Jonathan Davis
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1. Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
2. Vector - Haken
3. Idol - Horrendous
1. Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
2. Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
3. You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters
1. Anthem of the Peaceful Army - Greta Van Fleet
2. Firepower - Judas Priest
3. Killing is My Business... and Business is Good: The Final Kill - Megadeth

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