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

Complex: The Best Albums of 2018

06 December 2018

Complex: The Best Albums of 2018

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

  1. Pusha TDaytona
  2. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  3. J. ColeKOD
  4. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  5. Jay RockRedemption
  6. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  7. The CartersEverything Is Love
  8. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  9. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  10. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  11. Mac MillerSwimming
  12. Lil Baby & GunnaDrip Harder
  13. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  14. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  15. SabaCare for Me
  16. Tierra WhackWhack World
  17. Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The AlchemistFetti
  18. Lil WayneTha Carter V
  19. NonameRoom 25
  20. JIDDiCaprio 2
  21. The InternetHive Mind
  22. SminoNOIR
  23. Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys
  24. RobynHoney
  25. 6LACKEast Atlanta Love Letter
  26. Jacquees4275
  27. Royce da 5'9"Book of Ryan
  28. Meek MillChampionships
  29. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  30. Rae SremmurdSR3MM
  31. Vince StaplesFM!
  32. Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ignMIH-TY
  33. DJ Muggs & Roc MarcianoKAOS
  34. DrakeScorpion
  35. 03 GreedoGod Level
  36. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  37. Teyana TaylorK.T.S.E.
  38. Empress OfUs
  39. J BalvinVibras
  40. Metro BoominNot All Heroes Wear Capes
  41. PopcaanForever
  42. Westside GunnSupreme Blientele
  43. SiRNovember
  44. Anderson .PaakOxnard
  45. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  46. The WeekndMy Dear Melancholy
  47. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  48. Mariah CareyCaution
  49. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  50. MigosCulture II