Last Updated on December 10, 2018 by Scott Shetler
Here’s one critic’s opinion of the top 15 albums of 2018. Overall, it was a really good year for albums, spanning genres from rap to bluegrass. Janelle Monae edges Cardi B on my list, while lesser-known acts like Lori McKenna and Young Fathers get a mention. And don’t sleep on Big Red Machine, the collaboration between Bon Iver and the National!
1 Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae
2 Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B
3 Be the Cowboy, Mitski
4 Pray for the Wicked, Panic! at the Disco
5 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, The 1975
6 The Tree, Lori McKenna
7 Big Red Machine, Big Red Machine
8 God’s Favorite Customer, Father John Misty
9 Young & Dangerous, Struts
10 Cocoa Sugar, Young Fathers
11 Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
12 Broken Politics, Neneh Cherry
13 High as Hope, Florence + the Machine
14 Volunteer, Old Crow Medicine Show
15 Bloom, Troye Sivan
You can find all of these albums on Amazon. And check out a couple other year-end lists from Pitchfork and Popmatters.
What are your favorite albums of the year?