Entertainment 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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644 1,508
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
950 938
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

3
610 357
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
acapellasrverycool added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

4
1,020 1,016
? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

5
344 185
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne
6
1,157 1,597
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 6 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"

7
1,153 1,021
KOD is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

8
236 1,097
Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

9
538 938
Ye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

10
546 820
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 10 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"

11
473 608
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"

12
465 541
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

13
317 237
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

14
322 288
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 14 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"

15
605 1,065
Camila is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

16
623 1,050
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

17
360 351
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

18
164 563
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

19
337 725
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

20
615 1,047
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

21
257 501
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

22
269 604
Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle MonĂ¡e

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

23
252 566
Everything Is Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Everything Is Love Beyonce, Jay-Z

"Apesh*t"

"Summer"

"Nice"

24
251 795
Amen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

25
177 539
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"