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

Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018

26 November 2018

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2018

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

  1. Lucy DacusHistorian
  2. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  3. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  4. Soccer MommyClean
  5. Snail MailLush
  6. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  7. Pusha TDaytona
  8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  9. LowDouble Negative
  10. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  11. Amen DunesFreedom
  12. ShameSongs of Praise
  13. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  14. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  15. The DecemberistsI’ll Be Your Girl
  16. Sunflower BeanTwentytwo in Blue
  17. MGMTLittle Dark Age
  18. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  19. RobynHoney
  20. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  21. Courtney Marie AndrewsMay Your Kindness Remain
  22. Big Red MachineBig Red Machine
  23. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  24. IceageBeyondless
  25. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  26. SuperchunkWhat a Time to Be Alive
  27. OughtRoom Inside the World
  28. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  29. The BethsFuture Me Hates Me
  30. Haley HeynderickxI Need to Start a Garden
  31. Neko CaseHell-On
  32. NonameRoom 25
  33. Rosanne CashShe Remembers Everything
  34. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  35. I’m With HerSee You Around
  36. Lonnie HolleyMITH
  37. PreoccupationsNew Material
  38. Richard SwiftThe Hex
  39. Alejandro EscovedoThe Crossing
  40. Kelly MoranUltraviolet
  41. Adrianne Lenkerabysskiss
  42. Bettye LaVetteThings Have Changed
  43. Caroline RoseLONER
  44. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  45. Paul KellyNature
  46. PhosphorescentC’est La Vie
  47. FlasherConstant Image
  48. Ashley McBrydeGirl Going Nowhere
  49. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  50. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On