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

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018

04 December 2018

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  2. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  3. SabaCare for Me
  4. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  5. Pusha TDaytona
  6. Christine and the QueensChris
  7. boygeniusboygenius
  8. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  9. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  10. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  11. Kali UchisIsolation
  12. RobynHoney
  13. YOBOur Raw Heart
  14. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  15. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  16. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  17. Lucy DacusHistorian
  18. NonameRoom 25
  19. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  20. John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel DaviesHalloween (Original 2018 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  21. Vince StaplesFM!
  22. Snail MailLush
  23. Troye SivanBloom
  24. A$AP RockyTesting
  25. Julia HolterAviary
  26. The InternetHive Mind
  27. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  28. BehemothI Loved You at Your Darkest
  29. Dave EastParanoia 2
  30. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  31. Aphex TwinCollapse
  32. Car Seat HeadrestTwin Fantasy
  33. Tash SultanaFlow State
  34. Jeff RosenstockPost-
  35. Colin StetsonHereditary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  36. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  37. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  38. Lily AllenNo Shame
  39. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  40. Jeff TweedyWARM
  41. Joey PurpQuarterthing
  42. Beach House7
  43. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  44. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  45. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  46. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  47. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  48. Lykke Liso sad so sexy
  49. SuperorganismSuperorganism
  50. Cat PowerWanderer