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The Best Albums of 2018 

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Updated: Check out the best new albums of 2019!

From Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods to Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys, the best 2018 albums showcase an incredibly diverse range of talent. Whether you're a fan of pop, rock, rap, or country, there's bound to be something on this list of 2018 albums that appeals to you. Which album this year did you love the most? What would you argue is truly the best new musical achievement of the year? 

Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Owl City, Avril Lavigne, Charlie Puth, and Kylie Minogue are just a few of the artists releasing new albums in 2018. Artists releasing solo debut albums include Camila Cabello, Rich Brian, Calum Scott, and Liam Payne.

Cast your vote below to help decide the best new albums of the year. Vote up the most superb albums to come out in 2018. Vote down anything you think is not deserving of critical acclaim.

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ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
acapellasrverycool added ASTROWORLD

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

2
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"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

3
Beerbongs & Bentleys... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

4
KOD is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

5
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V
6
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

7
Goodbye & Good Ridda... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Big1400 added Goodbye & Good Riddance

"All Girls Are The Same"

"Lucid Dreams"

"Lean Wit Me"

"Wasted"

8
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

9
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Kids See Ghosts

"Feel the Love"

"Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

"Cudi Montage"

10
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

11
Black Panther: The Album... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The Dankest Meme added Black Panther: The Album

Producer: Various

Length (mins): 49:19

Label: Top Dawg, Aftermath,

Genres (Music): Hip-Hop/Rap, Soundtrack, R&B, Pop

"All The Stars"

"King's Dead"

"Pray For Me"

12
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
GREAT!

Producer: Dublekick Company

Length (mins): 19:59

Label: LOEN Entertainment

Genres (Music): K-Pop

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

13
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

14
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

15
Little Dark Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Little Dark Age
16
Ye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

17
Testing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

18
Traces is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dee, Miami added Traces
19
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

20
Trench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Trench

"Jumpsuit"

"Leave the City"

"The Hype"

"My Blood"

21
Camila is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018

Genres (Music): Pop

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

22
Joy As an Act of Resista... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Joy As an Act of Resistance.
23
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

24
Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Pray for the Wicked

"Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

"High Hopes"

"Dying in LA"

25
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018

Genres (Music): Hip hop, Trap

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"