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'')

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945 1,166
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"

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363 490
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 3 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"

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396 592
Ye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

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164 599
Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

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KOD is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

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784 716
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

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676 654
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

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483 789
Camila is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

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241 458
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

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312 392
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

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108 310
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"

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502 752
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"

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

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

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156 286
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

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192 405
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"

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219 572
Amen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

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183 352
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"

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123 372
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

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79 435
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

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70 377
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Arctic Monkeys

"Four Out of Five"

"Science Fiction"

"Star Treatment"

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74 329
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

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52 382
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"

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43 255
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"

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375 83
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
GREAT! Momoland

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

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39 237
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"

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39 327
Vale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

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29 294
Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"

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386 204
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
1525053266880 added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

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126 13
Traces is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dee, Miami added Traces Steve Perry

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169 64
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne

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193 128
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

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181 127
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

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218 186
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 34 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"

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243 225
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

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344 370
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

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147 123
Testing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

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150 181
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

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263 407
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The World Is Yours Rich the Kid

"New Freezer"

"Dead Friends"

"Plug Walk"

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201 317
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

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47 48
Trench is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Trench Twenty One Pilots

"Jumpsuit"

"Leave the City"

"The Hype"

"My Blood"

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117 182
Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 42 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"

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114 192
Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

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xxxtentacion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
OrtizAY added xxxtentacion

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Tha Carter IV is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Pinnacle added Lil Wayne

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iridescence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
tylercredman added iridescence

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bloom troye sivan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
ciara2602 added bloom troye sivan

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Eat The Elephant by A Perfect ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Morgan Constantine added Eat The Elephant by A Perfect Circle

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Flicker Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
ggcookie added Flicker Niall Horan

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Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
VegetableRock40 added Black Velvet