2018 Music 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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KOD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

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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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? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

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Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

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ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
1525053266880 added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

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Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

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Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

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Ye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

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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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Culture II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

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

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

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

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

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Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 16 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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TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

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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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Testing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

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Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Queen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

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Redemption is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

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Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

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SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

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Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Amen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

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The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

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Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

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Nasir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

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Expectations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

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trench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
egecko22 added trench Twenty One Pilots

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Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

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Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Fun To The World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Yeonwoo21 added Fun To The World Momoland

"BAAM!!"


"BINGO GAME"

 

 

"ONLY ONE YOU"

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GREAT!!! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Yeonwoo21 added GREAT!!! Momoland

"BBOOM BBOOM"



"FLY"


"BALLOON"

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undefined is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
leonguy777 added undefined

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Thank You for Today is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Thank You for Today Death Cab for Cutie

"Gold Rush"

"I Dreamt We Spoke Again"

"Autumn Love"

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Know. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Know. Jason Mraz

"Have It All"

"Unlonely"

"More Than Friends"

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God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

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Love Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Love Is Dead Chvrches

"Get Out"

"My Enemy"

"Never Say Die"

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Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Blue Madonna Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

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Family Portait is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Family Portait Ross From Friends

"Project Cybersyn"

"Wear Me Down"

"The Knife"

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Vale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vale Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

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Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wrong Creatures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"