2018 Music 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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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
742 768
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 2 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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109 269
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"

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678 566
KOD is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"The Cut Off"

"Motiv8"

"Friends"

5
306 435
Ye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Yikes"

"Violent Crimes"

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258 320
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 6 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"

7
651 595
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

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575 540
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

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432 661
Camila is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Camila Cabello

"Havana"

"Never Be the Same"

"Real Friends"

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206 328
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes

"In My Blood"

"Lost in Japan"

"Youth"

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228 301
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"

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446 624
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

13
479 648
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Migos

"Stir Fry"

"MotorSport"

"Supastars"

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80 195
Expectations is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Expectations Bebe Rexha

"Ferrari"

"2 Souls on Fire"

"Meant to Be"

15
106 199
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Not for the Radio"

"Cops"

"Bonjour"

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160 320
Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Dirty Computer Janelle Monáe

"Pynk"

"Make Me Feel"

"Django Jane"

17
198 475
Amen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"Chaos"

"See Me"

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142 269
Everything Is Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Everything Is Love Beyonce, Jay-Z

"Apesh*t"

"Summer"

"Nice"

19
102 251
Voicenotes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Voicenotes Charlie Puth

"Attention"

"Change"

"Done for Me"

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70 267
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

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50 181
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casin... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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53 165
Golden Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves

"Butterflies"

"Space Cowboy"

"Slow Burn"

23
46 215
Blue Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Børns

"Faded Heart"

"God Save Our Young Blood"

"Sweet Dreams"

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28 142
God's Favorite Customer is listed (or ranked) 24 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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34 264
Vale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Black Veil Brides

"The Outsider"

"My Vow"

"When They Call My Name"

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23 177
Love Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Love Is Dead Chvrches

"Get Out"

"My Enemy"

"Never Say Die"

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24 246
Wrong Creatures is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Little Thing Gone Wild"

"Haunt"

"Question of Faith"

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141 32
GREAT! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Yeonwoo21 added GREAT! Momoland

"BBoom BBoom"


"Curious"


"Fly"

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242 172
ASTROWORLD is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
1525053266880 added ASTROWORLD Travis Scott

"BUTTERFLY EFFECT"

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE"

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287 294
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

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185 180
Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Sweetener Ariana Grande

"God Is a Woman"

"No Tears Left to Cry"

"The Light Is Coming"

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122 101
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Wings"

"2009"

"Hurt Feelings"

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The Carter V is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
JackHastings added The Carter V Lil' Wayne

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156 152
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 34 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"

35
112 104
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

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92 95
Testing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

37
114 157
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Redemption Jay Rock

"King's Dead"

"The Bloodiest"

"Wow Freestyle"

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236 377
The World Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 38 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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175 287
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

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97 153
Pray for the Wicked is listed (or ranked) 40 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"

41
98 162
Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer

"Want You Back"

"Youngblood"

"Talk Fast"

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9 19
Trench is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Trench Twenty One Pilots

"Jumpsuit"

"Leave the City"

"The Hype"

"My Blood"

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iridescence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
tylercredman added iridescence

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1 17
Wanderer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of 2018
Wanderer Cat Power

"Woman" (feat. Lana Del Rey)

"Wanderer"

"Stay"

"Nothing Really Matters"