Best Albums of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Always Ascending - Franz Ferdinand
2 Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest

Such a great album! Best of the year so far. - HawkWithAnOpinion


3 M A N I A - Fall Out Boy

Nah, this was lackluster. 4/10 - 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.

Really? I saw everyone hating on it but I really liked it

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4 Music for Cars - The 1975
5 Pestilence - Hadeon Pestilence were a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. They are known for incorporating jazz and fusion elements into their music.
6 Coma Noir - The Atlas Moth
7 Pounding the Pavement - Anvil
8 Firepower - Judas Priest


9 Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
10 Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs - Orphaned Land

The Newcomers

? Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle

It was good enough to have as my profile picture at least - cjWriter1997

? Radioaktiv - Olexesh

The Contenders

11 Boarding House Reach - Jack White

Best thing he’s done since Elephant

12 Thunderbolt - Saxon
13 No News is Good News - Phonte

Hip hop at it's finest - DaWyteNight

14 Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

It's easy for someone to say that, with the vocoders, dance-pop tracks, breakbeats, and smoothed edges, this is basically country for people who dislike country.

And considering that my only previous encounters with country were two Jason Molina songs, I've probably proved them right. Crap. - BlarchBlaces

15 Ember - Breaking Benjamin
16 Outsider - Three Days Grace
17 Daphne & Celeste Save the World - Daphne & Celeste

I don't think I can really call anything an "unexpected comeback" after this. Yeah, sure, we were all surprised in 2016 when Radiohead and A Tribe Called Quest crawled out of the woodwork, but they were respected and celebrated acts. Daphne & Celeste were part of the teen explosion of the '90s/early '00s, who had one hit and then were bottled at Glastonbury. If anyone was to expect any comeback, it'd be in the form of an album trying to show off their maturity while throwing in a bunch of modern trends hap-hazardously (don't pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about, Aaron Carter). Certainly not one that has Max Tundra helming the production and ends on a Captain Beefheart cover. Finding out this exists would be like finding out Hilary Duff released an album on PC Music.

Shout out to the Ed Sheeran diss on BB. - BlarchBlaces

18 Rise to Glory - Loudness
19 Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake

Should be number 1 - coryrevv

20 You're Not Alone - Andrew W.K.
21 Vertigo - Eden

Everyone should listen to this album, it's really porn for ears

22 Camila - Camila Cabello

Easily one of the best and most sonically cohesive pieces of work to be released this year!

It’s good, but she got some copyright charges on this. - lovefrombadlands

23 Semicircle - The Go! Team
24 Post Traumatic - Mike Shinoda
25 Year of the Snitch - Death Grips
26 Primal Heart - Kimbra
27 Freedom's Goblin - Ty Segall
28 I Could Go Anywhere but Again I Go with You - Various Artists

VA compilation by the Swedish label Posh Isolation. Mixture of ambient, death industrial and bass music. - BlarchBlaces

29 Here Come the Aliens - Kim Wilde
30 Weezer (The Black Album) - Weezer

It isn't even out yet, tf?

31 Automata I - Between the Buried and Me
32 Depth of Field - Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko's sixth album continues her dive into synthpop akin to the likes of Shura etc and the results are breathtaking, an album that is really complex but beautifully structured with songs that show Blasko dipping into some dark territory balanced by moments of light. Check out "Phantom", "A Shot" and "Everyone Wants to Sin". Give "Depth of Field" a listen it is so god damn worth it. - crowdiegal

33 Series 31873.0 - Sammie
34 Auri - Auri
35 Beloved Antichrist - Therion
36 Lo Fi Beats from the 2018 Debut Ep by Hendo - Hendo

The best of the year, so underrated. - Satire

37 Now Only - Mount Eerie

A Crow Looked At Me 2: Special Low Frequency Version - djpenquin999

A Crow Looked At Me 2: The EVEN BETTER VERSION. 10/10 - DCfnaf

38 Electric - Bobby V
39 Dead Magic - Anna Von Hausswolff
40 Decades - Nightwish

It's just a best of, so I won't add it to my shortlist for my favorite albums of this year (musically, this would be a safe bet for the top spot, but I wouldn't includes such albums), but this is hands down their best compilation. By far. For once, they did not stick to their most popular, poppiest tracks and single releases, but decided to go for the tracks that feature their greatest artistry. They dedicated two discs to this album, so they also included three epic tracks that last between 10 and 25 minutes, which show their sheer artistry far better than their more radio friendly work - which is also great and can also be found its place on the album. The record contains songs from all of their studio albums, and features all three lead singers. It's a great overview of all their sounds over the years, and a perfect introduction for people who want to get into their music but don't know which album to get. Those who just want to get a bunch of stunning songs by them are better off ...more - Martin_Canine

41 Pray for the Wicked - Panic! at the Disco
42 Unieqav - Alva Noto

3/4 quarters of my mind are telling me to put it on the list because, while not bringing anything new to the table, it does what it's supposed to do, and you really can't listen to it without feeling like you're riding a motorcycle around in some bleak cyberpunk dystopia.

The other quarter is telling me to put it on the list because that cover, which, as of writing this, is elongated and bleeding through the entry below it, is bound to piss off at least one user. - BlarchBlaces

43 Battered Bruised & Bloody - Carnage
44 D6: Reloaded - Lil Wayne
45 808 - Ufo361
46 Black Panther: The Album - Various Artists


47 Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B

Holy crap! This is a borderline masterpiece over here. Sure, it's no "To Pimp a Butterfly" or "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" but that's something few artists can achieve. So an 84/100 will do for this album on Metacritic.

This album is trash - DaWyteNight

48 Amerikkkant - Ministry
49 Ephorize - Cupcakke
50 Vale - Black Veil Brides
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1. Eat the Elephant - A Perfect Circle
2. Freedom's Goblin - Ty Segall
3. Firepower - Judas Priest
1. Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
2. Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
3. Daphne & Celeste Save the World - Daphne & Celeste
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2. Auri - Auri
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