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.

Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018

19 December 2018

Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  2. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  3. PhonteNo News Is Good News
  4. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  5. KT TunstallWax
  6. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  7. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  8. Tracey ThornRecord
  9. Fantastic NegritoPlease Don't Be Dead
  10. Soccer MommyClean
  11. Beach House7
  12. Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism
  13. KimbraPrimal Heart
  14. InterpolMarauder
  15. Tom MischGeography
  16. Neko CaseHell-On
  17. RobynHoney
  18. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  19. Royce da 5'9"Book of Ryan
  20. The InternetHive Mind
  21. Courtney Marie AndrewsMay Your Kindness Remain
  22. Jericho JacksonKhrysis & Elzhi Are Jericho Jackson
  23. Kylie MinogueGolden
  24. Jeane Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine
  25. GorillazThe Now Now
  26. DubstarOne
  27. First Aid KitRuins
  28. Boy GeorgeLife
  29. Juliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John
  30. Pusha TDaytona
  31. Seinabo SeyI'm a Dream
  32. Macy GrayRuby
  33. Leon BridgesGood Thing
  34. CzarfaceCzarface Meets Metal Face
  35. Neneh CherryBroken Politics
  36. PRhymePRhyme 2
  37. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  38. The Midnight Hour / Ali Shaheed Muhammad / Adrian YoungeThe Midnight Hour
  39. DJ Jazzy JeffM3
  40. Laura VeirsThe Lookout
  41. Masta Ace & Marco PoloA Breukelen Story
  42. Richard AshcroftNatural Rebel
  43. Snail MailLush
  44. The BreedersAll Nerve
  45. Marissa NadlerFor My Crimes
  46. Kandace SpringsIndigo
  47. Florence + The MachineHigh As Hope
  48. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  49. Manic Street PreachersResistance Is Futile
  50. Lily AllenNo Shame