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

Who knew that Cudi was gonna make a perfect album? If I was told that in 2015 I would’ve laughed and called it ‘horses***’ due to his disastrous ‘Speeding Bullet’ album.

Most people think Kanye West is just a meh guy these days with not much to look at but he also proved them wrong. He’s a genius, in everything. The production, verses, lyrics, everything is fantastic here.

I can’t say no more here, this is perfection. 11/10 - AlphaQ

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2 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: Will is probably the best rock songwriter of his generation, and his incredibly vulnerable and personal story is nearly flawless in my eyes. 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


3 Here Come the Aliens - Kim Wilde
4 Kamikaze - Eminem

Should be number 1

Best thing in 2018, thank you

Thank you, Eminem. You saved rap.


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5 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


6 Idol - Horrendous
7 Always Ascending - Franz Ferdinand
8 Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
9 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

10 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

The Newcomers

? Algorythm - Beyond Creation
? Egypt Station - Paul McCartney

The Contenders

11 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



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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12 Loved - Ken Mode

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

13 Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone

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

Best trap album by miles. 8/10 - ZeroBlaster

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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14 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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15 Errorzone - Vein
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


Zzzz...boring - DaWyteNight

17 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

It 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. - DaWyteNight

18 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.

19 ? - 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.

? is the best and most versatile album of 2018 hands down. If you deny it, you're lying to yourself. - OnMyBlockFan

Nah, it’s better than 17 but it’s not good at all. 1/10 - AlphaQ

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20 Year of the Snitch - Death Grips Year of the Snitch - Death Grips


21 Arbiter - Hopesfall
22 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

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

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

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

24 Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
25 Virtue - The Voidz
26 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

27 Joy as an Act of Resistance - Idles
28 Black Panther: The Album - Various Artists


29 Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
30 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

31 Bad Witch - Nine Inch Nails

How does creator of Yeezus beat this?

Ewn on

Ew no

32 Post Traumatic - Mike Shinoda

I fall in love this album.

33 Little Dark Age - MGMT
34 Music for Cars - The 1975
35 Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle
36 Pestilence - Hadeon
37 Thunderbolt - Saxon
38 No News is Good News - Phonte

Hip hop at it's finest - DaWyteNight

39 The Anteroom - How to Dress Well
40 Coma Noir - The Atlas Moth
41 Ember - Breaking Benjamin
42 Isolation - Kali Uchis
43 Rainier Fog - Alice in Chains
44 No Question - Apollo Brown & Locksmith

This is real hip hop! I just laugh at people praising basic garbage like Kanye West and Pusha T when stuff like this is out there. - DaWyteNight

45 Konoyo - Tim Hecker

I'm basing this on the NPR stream that came out yesterday, or today, or whatever. To talk about the music, gagaku elements aside, it's a Tim Hecker album - which basically means it's gut-wrenching, beautiful, and nearly transcendent. I feel like at this point he could make an album consisting of Limp Bizkit covers performed in the middle of a busy construction site and I'd still slap a high rating on it. - BlarchBlaces

46 Age Of - Oneohtrix Point Never

An epic, irreverent and finely crafted song cycle from the producer of "Chrome Country" and "Animals". To call it "electronic" is missing the point.

47 Full Spectrum Dominance - Canibus
48 Black Labyrinth - Jonathan Davis
49 Pounding the Pavement - Anvil
50 Veteran - Jpegmafia
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Top Remixes (24)

1. Idol - Horrendous
2. Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
3. Loved - Ken Mode
1. Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
2. Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
3. The Anteroom - How to Dress Well
1. Here Come the Aliens - Kim Wilde
2. Mythos - Bushido
3. Liberation - Christina Aguilera

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