Entertainment 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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647 1,517
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
953 944
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

3
614 362
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
1,025 1,019
? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

5
346 190
The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne
6
1,162 1,600
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
1,156 1,026
KOD is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

8
237 1,102
Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

9
550 823
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 9 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"

10
539 943
Ye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

11
473 612
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
319 241
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

13
466 547
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

14
324 291
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
611 1,068
Camila is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

16
625 1,055
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
366 355
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
165 565
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
341 728
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
617 1,049
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

21
257 504
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

22
269 606
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
252 569
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
253 797
Amen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

25
181 540
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"