The Best of 2018 The Best Albums of 2018  

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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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Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
leonguy777 added Kamikaze Eminem

Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas)

Fall

Kamikaze

Not Alike (feat. Royce da 5'9'')

2
1,102 1,521
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The Dankest Meme added Black Panther: The Album Various Artists

"All The Stars"

"King's Dead"

"Pray For Me"

3
1,073 959
KOD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

4
214 993
Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

5
482 764
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Kids See Ghosts Kanye West, Kid Cudi

"Feel the Love"

"Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

"Cudi Montage"

6
494 867
Ye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

7
959 945
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

8
890 842
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

9
575 1,012
Camila is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

10
437 555
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

11
307 678
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

12
155 507
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

13
583 989
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

14
583 983
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

15
235 441
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

16
248 551
Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

17
239 742
Amen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

18
235 512
Everything Is Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Everything Is Love Beyonce, Jay-Z

"Apesh*t"

"Summer"

"Nice"

19
167 511
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

20
107 575
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Arctic Monkeys

"Four Out of Five"

"Science Fiction"

"Star Treatment"

21
91 658
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

22
106 521
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

23
63 573
Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

24
64 440
God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Carly Kiel added God's Favorite Customer Father John Misty

"Hangout at the Gallows"

"Just Dumb Enough to Try"

"Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All"

25
48 489
Vale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

26
53 407
Love Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Love Is Dead Chvrches

"Get Out"

"My Enemy"

"Never Say Die"

27
472 174
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
GREAT! Momoland

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

28
531 286
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
acapellasrverycool added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

29
281 142
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne

30
281 201
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

31
253 197
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

32
286 261
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Big1400 added Goodbye & Good Riddance Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are The Same"

"Lucid Dreams"

"Lean Wit Me"

"Wasted"

33
317 318
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

34
135 94
Traces is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dee, Miami added Traces Steve Perry

35
423 489
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

36
200 193
Testing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

37
111 107
Trench is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Trench Twenty One Pilots

"Jumpsuit"

"Leave the City"

"The Hype"

"My Blood"

38
190 245
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

39
173 242
Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Pray for the Wicked Panic! at the Disco

"Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

"High Hopes"

"Dying in LA"

40
287 492
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The World Is Yours Rich the Kid

"New Freezer"

"Dead Friends"

"Plug Walk"

41
152 255
Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

42
222 390
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

43
20 36
Eat The Elephant by A Perfect ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Morgan Constantine added Eat The Elephant by A Perfect Circle

44
3 44
Black Velvet Charles Bradley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
VegetableRock40 added Black Velvet Charles Bradley

45
2 43
Skylight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
VegetableRock40 added Skylight

46
2 45
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
VegetableRock40 added Black Velvet

47
47 90
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Morgan Constantine added Judas Priest

"Lightning Strike"

"Firepower"

"Never the Heroes"