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

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2018

20 November 2018

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2018

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

  1. LowDouble Negative
  2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  3. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  4. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  5. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On
  6. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  7. Gruff RhysBabelsberg
  8. Beak>>>>
  9. Christine and the QueensChris
  10. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  11. Richard Thompson13 Rivers
  12. Neko CaseHell-On
  13. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  14. Ry CooderThe Prodigal Son
  15. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  16. Ezra FurmanTransangelic Exodus
  17. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  18. The BreedersAll Nerve
  19. Cowboy JunkiesAll That Reckoning
  20. Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach
  21. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  22. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  23. Kurt VileBottle It In
  24. Paul WellerTrue Meanings
  25. Courtney Marie AndrewsMay Your Kindness Remain
  26. John PrineThe Tree of Forgiveness
  27. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  28. Dirty ProjectorsLamp Lit Prose
  29. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  30. Mélissa LaveauxRadyo siwèl
  31. Gazelle TwinPastoral
  32. GwennoLe Kov
  33. Connan MockasinJassbusters
  34. HookwormsMicroshift
  35. Go-KartMozart’s Mini-Mart
  36. The Lemon TwigsGo to School
  37. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  38. CalexicoThe Thread That Keeps Us
  39. Eleanor FriedbergerRebound
  40. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  41. Cat PowerWanderer
  42. Melody’s Echo ChamberBon Voyage
  43. Tracey ThornRecord
  44. Ryley WalkerDeafman Glance
  45. Anna CalviHunter
  46. Kathryn JosephFrom When I Wake the Want Is
  47. Julia HolterAviary
  48. Laura VeirsThe Lookout
  49. Mary LattimoreHundreds of Days
  50. The NecksBody
  51. Gwenifer RaymondYou Never Were Much of a Dancer
  52. Willie NelsonLast Man Standing
  53. David ByrneAmerican Utopia
  54. Tune-YardsI can feel you creep into my private life
  55. Jess WilliamsonCosmic Wink
  56. Dawn LandesMeet Me at the River
  57. Elephant MicahGenericana
  58. Mary GauthierRifles and Rosary Beads
  59. Stick in the WheelFollow Them True
  60. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  61. Laurie Anderson & Kronos QuartetLandfall
  62. Angélique KidjoRemain in Light
  63. Israel NashLifted
  64. SuedeThe Blue Hour
  65. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  66. Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset & Jan BangThe Heights of the Reeds
  67. PhosphorescentC’est La Vie
  68. Richard SwiftThe Hex
  69. Natalie PrassThe Future and the Past
  70. Harmony RocketsLachesis / Clotho / Atropos
  71. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  72. Olivia ChaneyShelter
  73. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  74. Beach House7
  75. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo