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
76 65
? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

3
27 13
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

4
132 134
Camila is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

5
116 118
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

6
32 34
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The World Is Yours Rich the Kid

"New Freezer"

"Dead Friends"

"Plug Walk"

7
25 29
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

8
34 48
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

"Baby Daddy"

9
6 7
Joyride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Joyride Tinashe

"No Drama"

"Faded Love"

"Me So Bad"

10
1 0
KOD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

11
56 86
Amen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

12
8 13
Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

The Best Country Albums of 2018

13
8 13
America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
America Thirty Seconds to Mars

"Walk on Water"

"Dangerous Night"

"One Track Mind"

14
50 79
Man of the Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake

"Filthy"

"Say Something"

"Supplies"

15
7 12
Vacation in Hell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vacation in Hell Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

16
14 25
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Hayley Kiyoko

"Curious"

"Feelings"

"What I Need"

17
8 16
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Isolation Kali Uchis

"Tyrant"

"After the Storm"

"Nuestro Planeta"

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

18
24 42
Little Dark Age is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Little Dark Age MGMT

"Little Dark Age"

"When You Die"

"Hand It Over"

19
25 46
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

20
34 62
Mania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Mania Fall Out Boy

"Young and Menace"

"Champion"

"The Last of the Real Ones"

21
21 42
Future is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Future Don Diablo

"Don't Let Her Go"

"Take Her Place"

"People Say"

22
12 28
Where's the Drop? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Where's the Drop? deadmau5

"Strobe"

"Avaritia"

"Luxuria"

The Best EDM Albums of 2018

23
16 36
The Time Is Now is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The Time Is Now Craig David

"Heartline"

"I Know You"

"Get Involved"

24
11 29
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots

"Meadow"

"Roll Me Under"

"Never Enough"

25
4 16
Golden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Kylie Minogue

"Dancing"

"Stop Me from Falling"

"A Lifetime to Repair"

26
11 30
Boarding House Reach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Boarding House Reach Jack White

"Over and Over and Over"

"Corporation"

"Ice Station Zebra"

27
11 30
Only Human is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Only Human Calum Scott

"You Are the Reason"

"Come Back Home"

"Rhythm Inside"

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

28
20 47
Blood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Blood Rhye

"Waste"

"Taste"

"Feel Your Weight"

29
11 32
Firepower is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Firepower Judas Priest

"Lightning Strike"

"Firepower"

"Never the Heroes"

30
10 33
Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Blue Madonna Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

31
8 29
Always Ascending is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Always Ascending Franz Ferdinand

"Always Ascending"

"Feel the Love Go"

"Lazy Boy"

32
6 24
Sex & Cigarettes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sex & Cigarettes Toni Braxton

"Deadwood"

"Long as I Live"

"FOH"

33
11 37
Vale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vale Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

34
7 31
Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wrong Creatures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"

35
5 25
Collide is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Collide tyDi

"Closing In"

"Upside Down"

"Tell Me"

36
4 22
Thunderbolt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Thunderbolt Saxon

"Thunderbolt"

"Sniper"

"Predator"

37
8 35
Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vertigo Eden

"start/end"

"gold"

"crash"

38
3 19
Total Xanarchy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Total Xanarchy Lil Xan

"Betrayed"

"Far"

"Wake Up"

39
5 27
I Like Fun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
I Like Fun They Might Be Giants

"I Left My Body"

"All Time What"

"Mrs. Bluebeard"

40
4 24
Crooked Shadows is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Crooked Shadows Dashboard Confessional

"Heart Beat Here"

"Belong"

"Be Alright"