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"

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Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

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KOD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

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

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

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Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

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

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

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Ye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

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Camila is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

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Daytona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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"

The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Yearbook Photos

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The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Everything Is Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Everything Is Love Beyonce, Jay-Z

"Apesh*t"

"Summer"

"Nice"

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Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

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Amen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

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Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

The Best Rap Albums of 2018

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SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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Redemption is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

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Nasir is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

The Best Christian Songs of 2018

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Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

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The Now Now is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
The Now Now Gorillaz

"Humility"

"Lake Zurich"

"Hollywood"

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SQUARE UP is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Yağmur Ateş added SQUARE UP BlackPink

"DDU-DU DDU-DU"

"Forever Young"

"See U Later"

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Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

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Liberation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Liberation Christina Aguilera

"Accelerate"

"Fall in Line"

"Twice"

The Best American Actors Working Today

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Little Dark Age is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
BrendanKelly added Little Dark Age MGMT

"When You Die"

"Hand It Over"

"Me and Michael"

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God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 30 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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High as Hope is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
High as Hope Florence and the Machine

"Sky Full of Song"

"Hunger"

"Grace"

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Cinematic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
MateoOttie added Cinematic Owl City

"All My Friends"

"Lucid Dream"

"New York City"

The Best Rap Songs About Poverty

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Joytime II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Joytime II Marshmello

"Tell Me"

"Check This Out"

"Together"

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Bigger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Bigger Sugarland

"Still the Same"

"Babe"

"Bird in a Cage"

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K.T.S.E. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
K.T.S.E. Teyana Taylor

"Hurry"

"3Way"

"No Manners"

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Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Lost & Found Jorja Smith

"Blue Lights"

"Where Did I Go?"

"Teenage Fantasy"

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Wildness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wildness Snow Patrol

"Don't Give In"

"Life on Earth"

"Empress"

The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time

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Post Traumatic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Post Traumatic Mike Shinoda

"Crossing a Line"

"Ghosts"

"Make It Up as I Go"

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Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

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Expectations is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Hayley Kiyoko

"Curious"

"Feelings"

"What I Need"

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So Sad So Sexy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
So Sad So Sexy Lykke Li

"Deep End"

"Hard Rain"

"Utopia"

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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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R.O.S.E. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
R.O.S.E. Jessie J

"Real Deal"

"Think About That"

"Not My Ex"

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Golden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Kylie Minogue

"Dancing"

"Stop Me from Falling"

"Golden"

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No Shame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
No Shame Lily Allen

"Trigger Bang"

"Your Choice"

"Family Man"

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Head Over Heels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Head Over Heels Chromeo

"Don't Sleep"

"Juice"

"Must've Been"

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Vale is listed (or ranked) 48 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) 49 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wrong Creatures Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"

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Primal Heart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Primal Heart Kimbra

"Everybody Knows"

"Top of the World"

"Human"