The Top 15 Albums of 2018

Last Updated on December 10, 2018 by Scott Shetler

top 15 albums of 2018

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?