The Top 15 Albums of 2018

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?

Last Updated on February 5, 2024