Year-End Lists

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405: Top 50 Albums of 2018

21 December 2018

The 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. Pusha TDaytona
  2. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  3. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  4. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  5. NonameRoom 25
  6. Tim HeckerKonoyo
  7. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  8. Kadhja BonetChildqueen
  9. Against All Logic2012-2017
  10. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  11. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  12. Park JihaCommunion
  13. Hermit and the RecluseOrpheus vs. The Sirens
  14. LowDouble Negative
  15. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  16. Mac MillerSwimming
  17. Gaye Su Akyolİstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir
  18. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  19. Black MilkFever
  20. MolJord
  21. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  22. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
  23. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  24. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  25. Mount EerieNow Only
  26. Rae MorrisSomeone Out There
  27. IceageBeyondless
  28. Marie DavidsonWorking Class Woman
  29. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  30. VesselQueen of Golden Dogs
  31. Hana VuHow Many Times Have You Driven By
  32. Vince StaplesFM!
  33. AseulAsobi
  34. TirzahDevotion
  35. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  36. Kathryn JosephFrom When I Wake the Want Is
  37. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  38. BoAWOMAN - The 9th Album
  39. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  40. Body VoidI Live Inside a Burning House
  41. Half WaifLavender
  42. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  43. Ichiko Aobaqp
  44. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  45. Miya FolickPremonitions
  46. SunmiWarning
  47. Reese LaFlareReese LaFlare
  48. TwiceSummer Nights
  49. TomberlinAt Weddings
  50. boygeniusboygenius