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The Best Albums of 2018  

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Updated: Check out the best new albums of 2019!

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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1
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
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
acapellasrverycool added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

3
? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

4
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne
5
KOD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

6
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

7
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 7 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"

8
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
GREAT! Momoland

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

9
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

10
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

11
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"

12
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

13
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 13 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"

14
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

15
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

16
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

17
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 17 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"

18
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

19
Ye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

20
Camila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

21
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

22
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

23
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

24
Testing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

25
Traces is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dee, Miami added Traces Steve Perry