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
782 942
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
338 494
Ye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

4
134 413
Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

5
750 638
KOD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

6
287 373
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 6 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"

7
700 638
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

8
609 579
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

9
451 710
Camila is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

10
220 377
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"

11
255 335
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
93 238
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
467 672
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
494 700
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

15
123 224
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

16
170 348
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
203 510
Amen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

18
153 295
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
106 286
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

20
72 303
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

21
57 263
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"

22
254 46
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Yeonwoo21 added GREAT! Momoland

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

23
49 324
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
55 262
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

25
31 199
God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 25 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"

26
28 191
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
35 287
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"

28
25 258
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"

29
292 183
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
1525053266880 added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

30
103 47
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne

31
142 110
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

32
208 196
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

33
309 331
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

34
177 163
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"

35
134 114
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

36
116 104
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
128 165
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

38
244 385
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The World Is Yours Rich the Kid

"New Freezer"

"Dead Friends"

"Plug Walk"

39
183 297
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

40
105 163
Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 40 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"

41
104 172
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
18 28
Trench is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Trench Twenty One Pilots

"Jumpsuit"

"Leave the City"

"The Hype"

"My Blood"

43
3 3
xxxtentacion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
OrtizAY added xxxtentacion

44
5 13
Tha Carter IV is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Pinnacle added Lil Wayne

45
0 2
bloom troye sivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
ciara2602 added bloom troye sivan

46
5 14
iridescence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
tylercredman added iridescence

47
10 34
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48
2 24
Wanderer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wanderer Cat Power

"Woman" (feat. Lana Del Rey)

"Wanderer"

"Stay"

"Nothing Really Matters"