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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Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 1 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"

2
271 180
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

3
241 162
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

4
211 225
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

5
59 46
Ye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

6
271 305
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

7
240 273
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

8
264 351
Camila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

9
35 40
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

10
130 198
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The World Is Yours Rich the Kid

"New Freezer"

"Dead Friends"

"Plug Walk"

11
124 235
Amen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

12
29 34
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

The Best Country Albums of 2018

13
72 117
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

14
5 3
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 14 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"

15
74 134
Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

16
3 2
Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

17
4 4
Liberation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Liberation Christina Aguilera

"Accelerate"

"Fall in Line"

"Twice"

The Best Dramas on Cable Right Now

18
125 240
Man of the Woods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake

"Filthy"

"Say Something"

"Supplies"

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2 2
Bigger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Bigger Sugarland

"Still the Same"

"Babe"

"Bird in a Cage"

20
3 4
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

21
2 3
Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Lost & Found Jorja Smith

"Blue Lights"

"Where Did I Go?"

"Teenage Fantasy"

22
2 3
So Sad So Sexy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
So Sad So Sexy Lykke Li

"Deep End"

"Hard Rain"

"Utopia"

The Best EDM Albums of 2018

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2 3
No Shame is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
No Shame Lily Allen

"Trigger Bang"

"Your Choice"

"Family Man"

24
13 25
America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
America Thirty Seconds to Mars

"Walk on Water"

"Dangerous Night"

"Love Is Madness"

25
14 27
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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1 3
Wildness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wildness Snow Patrol

"Don't Give In"

"Life on Earth"

"Empress"

27
1 3
Post Traumatic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Post Traumatic Mike Shinoda

"Crossing a Line"

"Ghosts"

"Make It Up as I Go"

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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1 3
Head Over Heels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Head Over Heels Chromeo

"Don't Sleep"

"Juice"

"Must've Been"

29
40 147
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

30
11 24
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

31
1 6
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

32
7 20
Joyride is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Joyride Tinashe

"No Drama"

"Faded Love"

"Me So Bad"

The Best Metal Albums of 2018

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26 113
Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Blue Madonna Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

34
5 18
God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 34 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"

35
7 24
Speak Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Speak Your Mind Anne-Marie

"Alarm"

"Friends"

"2002"

36
4 21
R.O.S.E. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
R.O.S.E. Jessie J

"Real Deal"

"Think About That"

"Not My Ex"

37
4 21
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Isolation Kali Uchis

"Tyrant"

"After the Storm"

"Miami"

38
3 18
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

39
19 111
Vale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vale Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

40
4 22
Love Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Love Is Dead Chvrches

"Get Out"

"My Enemy"

"Never Say Die"

41
13 93
Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wrong Creatures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"

42
2 18
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Hayley Kiyoko

"Curious"

"Feelings"

"What I Need"

43
2 19
Golden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Kylie Minogue

"Dancing"

"Stop Me from Falling"

"Golden"

44
1 18
Primal Heart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Primal Heart Kimbra

"Everybody Knows"

"Top of the World"

"Human"