Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2018 Albums

Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018

20 November 2018

Mojo Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  2. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  4. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  5. Christine and the QueensChris
  6. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  7. Ryley WalkerDeafman Glance
  8. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  9. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  10. The BreedersAll Nerve
  11. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo
  12. Pusha TDaytona
  13. Kurt VileBottle It In
  14. Paul WellerTrue Meanings
  15. Tracey ThornRecord
  16. Cypress HillElephants on Acid
  17. Gaz CoombesWorld’s Strongest Man
  18. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  19. LowDouble Negative
  20. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  21. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  22. Field MusicOpen Here
  23. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  24. Oh SeesSmote Reverser
  25. Cat PowerWanderer
  26. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  27. Paul McCartneyEgypt Station
  28. Eleanor FriedbergerRebound
  29. GwennoLe Kov
  30. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
  31. Anna CalviHunter
  32. Gruff RhysBabelsberg
  33. Ry CooderThe Prodigal Son
  34. Insecure MenInsecure Men
  35. SuedeThe Blue Hour
  36. SleepThe Sciences
  37. The Goon SaxWe’re Not Talking
  38. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  39. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  40. MaishaThere Is a Place
  41. Richard Thompson13 Rivers
  42. PrincePiano & a Microphone 1983
  43. Chris CarterChemistry Lessons, Vol. 1
  44. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On
  45. Wye OakThe Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
  46. Binker and MosesAlive in the East?
  47. ImarhanTemet
  48. PhosphorescentC’est La Vie
  49. VillagersThe Art of Pretending to Swim
  50. HookwormsMicroshift
  51. Belle and SebastianHow to Solve Our Human Problems
  52. Confidence ManConfident Music For Confident People
  53. Courtney Marie AndrewsMay Your Kindness Remain
  54. Go-KartMozart’s Mini-Mart
  55. MudhoneyDigital Garbage
  56. Swamp DoggLove, Loss, and Auto-Tune
  57. John GrantLove is Magic
  58. Laura VeirsThe Lookout
  59. Cedric BurnsideBenton County Relic
  60. Jon HassellListening To Pictures (Pentimento, Vol. One)
  61. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  62. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  63. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  64. Jim JamesUniform Distortion
  65. BjörkUtopia
  66. LumpLump
  67. Willie NelsonLast Man Standing
  68. Johnny MarrCall The Comet
  69. JungleFor Ever
  70. Neil Young & Promise of the RealThe Visitor
  71. ShameSongs of Praise
  72. Hailu MergiaLala Belu
  73. Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach
  74. Candi StatonUnstoppable
  75. GorillazThe Now Now