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
268 178
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

3
235 159
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

4
208 222
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

5
267 303
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

6
56 44
Ye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

7
237 269
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

8
258 349
Camila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

9
34 35
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Daytona Pusha T

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Come Back B aby"

"Infrared"

10
128 194
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 10 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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124 231
Amen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

12
72 113
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

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13
24 33
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

14
73 132
Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

15
3 2
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 15 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"

16
2 1
Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Lost & Found Jorja Smith

"Blue Lights"

"Where Did I Go?"

"Teenage Fantasy"

17
13 23
America is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
America Thirty Seconds to Mars

"Walk on Water"

"Dangerous Night"

"Love Is Madness"

The Best Rap Albums of 2018

18
14 25
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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122 238
Man of the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake

"Filthy"

"Say Something"

"Supplies"

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1 1
Head Over Heels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Head Over Heels Chromeo

"Don't Sleep"

"Juice"

"Must've Been"

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1 1
Wildness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wildness Snow Patrol

"Don't Give In"

"Life on Earth"

"Empress"

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1 1
Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

The Best Christian Songs of 2018

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1 1
Post Traumatic is listed (or ranked) 23 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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1 1
No Shame is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
No Shame Lily Allen

"Trigger Bang"

"Your Choice"

"Family Man"

25
1 1
So Sad So Sexy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
So Sad So Sexy Lykke Li

"Deep End"

"Hard Rain"

"Utopia"

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1 1
Bigger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Bigger Sugarland

"Still the Same"

"Babe"

"Bird in a Cage"

27
2 3
Liberation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Liberation Christina Aguilera

"Accelerate"

"Fall in Line"

"Twice"

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2 3
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

29
1 3
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

30
40 145
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

31
9 23
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

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5 16
God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 32 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"

The Best Songs on J. Cole's Album KOD

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26 111
Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Blue Madonna Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

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5 19
Joyride is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Joyride Tinashe

"No Drama"

"Faded Love"

"Me So Bad"

35
6 23
Speak Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Speak Your Mind Anne-Marie

"Alarm"

"Friends"

"2002"

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4 19
R.O.S.E. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
R.O.S.E. Jessie J

"Real Deal"

"Think About That"

"Not My Ex"

37
4 19
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Isolation Kali Uchis

"Tyrant"

"After the Storm"

"Miami"

38
3 16
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

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4 20
Love Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Love Is Dead Chvrches

"Get Out"

"My Enemy"

"Never Say Die"

40
19 109
Vale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Vale Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

41
13 92
Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 41 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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2 17
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Hayley Kiyoko

"Curious"

"Feelings"

"What I Need"

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2 18
Golden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Kylie Minogue

"Dancing"

"Stop Me from Falling"

"Golden"

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1 17
Primal Heart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Primal Heart Kimbra

"Everybody Knows"

"Top of the World"

"Human"