Best Albums of 2018

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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

I'm sorry but have you even heard Kanye rap on this? This is the best rapping he's done since Late Registration! - Mcgillacuddy

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

This sucked honestly - LilPumpTheGod

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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!

no - AlphaQ

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3 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry

How the hell did this get so high on the list lol? This album could've been so much better but yet again Denzel let me down, I guess he's just not my kind of artist. The first few tracks were good, but then after that the quality of the songs went down more and more. Denzel just isn't that lyrical like everybody says, he's like the new Kendrick Lamar (a rapper with overhyped lyricism). Listen to Locksmith and he makes this guy sound basic. - DaWyteNight

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

Such a great album. Probably one of the best rap albums of the 2010's. - Smashball23

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4 You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters

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

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

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

Shoutout to Earl for Some Rap Songs - but this was just...

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5 Vector - Haken

I’m really surprised to see this here definitely the best of 2018

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

6 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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7 Astroworld - Travis Scott

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

Only Travis Scott can take a genre like trap rap and make it actually good. - Atham

Awesome productions. Travis best work. 9/10

Gotta be this or Beerbongs & Bentleys right now I'm giving it to this one!

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8 Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts

Everyone can stand this, everyone.
It's not metal, it's rock. And it's rock that's a lot more appropriatley appealing. - LightningStrike

9 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

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST DOGS?!?

10 Kamikaze - Eminem

Should be number 1

Best thing in 2018, thank you

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

Saved a genre

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The Newcomers

? Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers

Not sure of when I'll review this or if I will review this soon
But anyways, this isn't perfect but at least better than their debut album "Memories...Do Not Open", so I'll take it.
Rating: 7/10
Best Songs: "Sick Boy", "Somebody", "Side Effects", "Everybody Hates Me"
Worst Songs: "You Owe Me", "Save Yourself" - StarlightSpanks

The Contenders

11 Liberation - Christina Aguilera

This should have been the follow up to "Back to Basics", then her discography would have been perfect. - Martin_Canine

It just have to be the 1

The intro is like you're borning

I don't need you little money aahhh this is so adcting ahhh

12 Little Dark Age - MGMT

Honestly, this equals MGMT’s best works. It’s at the level of Congratulations. The difference between the two albums is that you could do acid and listen to congratulations and zone out with surreal feelings. But with this album, while you’re on acid, there’s a flurry of real life emotions going on through your head. From suicidal thoughts to relationships that didn’t work out to does to friendship. This album has a great amount of emotional content in it. Definitely my favourite of 2018.

13 Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
14 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.

It's a hard album to get into. I never could imagine Arctic Monkeys going in this direction. Either way fantastic album. - Slipperyjack40

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

15 Automata II - Between the Buried and Me
16 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

GOAT! - THICCBOI

Zzzz...boring - DaWyteNight

17 Trench - Twenty One Pilots

This album was absolutely amazing, they worked so long and hard on it.. I think it deserves more recognition.

This album chill

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

Get trench to top ten

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18 Black Panther: The Album - Various Artists
19 Loved - Ken Mode

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

20 ? - 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.

Honestly this should be at least in the top 15 since it combines a lot of genres

Not good. Had some production occasionally but manipulative lyrics. 3/10 - AlphaQ

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21 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

Album of the Year

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

22 Thunderbolt - Saxon
23 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

This album is underrated. This is a masterpiece. - ShrekTheGoat

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

24 Joy as an Act of Resistance - Idles
25 Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
26 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

27 Idol - Horrendous
28 M A N I A - Fall Out Boy

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

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.

MANIA is my least favorite album from them. Some songs were good, others were awful. - Catacorn

This is absolute torture for a FOB hater. -1/10 - AlphaQ

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29 Prequelle - Ghost

This deserves to be a lot higher. One of the most versatile albums of the year by the most theatrical band around. Ghost was originally a metal band, but with this they've become their own genre.

30 Year of the Snitch - Death Grips Year of the Snitch - Death Grips

MELON - THICCBOI

31 Infernal - Phideaux
32 Virtue - The Voidz
33 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

34 Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle

Why is this not higher? - FLIPMODE

no - AlphaQ

35 Music for Cars - The 1975
36 Errorzone - Vein
37 Always Ascending - Franz Ferdinand
38 Dead Magic - Anna Von Hausswolff
39 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

Amazing

Screw this album! Screw kanye west. He doesn't even need to rap anymore, he's obviously very rich and it's not like he's still hungry and puts passion in his music. Some people say he is a good artist, but my response is 'how can a rapper with ghostwriters be a good artist? ' - DaWyteNight

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40 Rainier Fog - Alice in Chains
41 Post Traumatic - Mike Shinoda

I fall in love this album.

42 Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake

Should be number 1 - coryrevv

43 What Happens Next - Joe Satriani
44 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

45 Pestilence - Hadeon
46 Outsider - Three Days Grace

Way better than Human - Spiderman209942

47 Waylon & Willie 2 - Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings
48 Veteran - Jpegmafia

Should be higher to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent

49 Isolation - Kali Uchis
50 Black Labyrinth - Jonathan Davis
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