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.

Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018

10 December 2018

Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018

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

  1. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  2. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  3. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  4. Pusha TDaytona
  5. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  6. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  7. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  8. Camila CabelloCamila
  9. J BalvinVibras
  10. The CartersEverything Is Love
  11. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  12. RobynHoney
  13. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  14. Mac MillerSwimming
  15. DrakeScorpion
  16. Kali UchisIsolation
  17. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  18. Lil WayneTha Carter V
  19. Tierra WhackWhack World
  20. Christine and the QueensChris
  21. Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA Star Is Born Soundtrack
  22. NonameRoom 25
  23. Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
  24. The InternetHive Mind
  25. Snail MailLush
  26. Charlie PuthVoicenotes
  27. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  28. Troye SivanBloom
  29. boygeniusboygenius
  30. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  31. Florence + The MachineHigh As Hope
  32. SabaCare for Me
  33. PrincePiano & a Microphone 1983
  34. twenty one pilotsTrench
  35. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  36. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  37. Pistol AnniesInterstate Gospel
  38. Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys
  39. Mariah CareyCaution
  40. Soccer MommyClean
  41. MNEKLanguage
  42. Teyana TaylorK.T.S.E.
  43. J. ColeKOD
  44. Hayley KiyokoExpectations
  45. Rüfüs Du SolSolace
  46. Paul McCartneyEgypt Station
  47. OzunaAura
  48. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  49. Dierks BentleyThe Mountain
  50. Rae SremmurdSR3MM