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.

Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018

20 December 2018

Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  2. Pusha TDaytona
  3. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  4. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  5. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  6. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  7. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  8. Jeff RosenstockPost-
  9. IceageBeyondless
  10. Cloud NothingsLast Building Burning
  11. War on WomenCapture the Flag
  12. Mount EerieNow Only
  13. Lucy DacusHistorian
  14. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  15. Aphex TwinCollapse
  16. Death GripsYear of the Snitch
  17. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  18. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  19. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  20. Kali UchisIsolation
  21. FiddleheadSpringtime and Blind
  22. Single MothersThrough a Wall
  23. EartheaterIRISIRI
  24. Fucked UpDose Your Dreams
  25. Skee MaskCompro
  26. NonameRoom 25
  27. Beach House7
  28. DessaChime
  29. The InternetHive Mind
  30. Empress OfUs
  31. Julia HolterAviary
  32. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  33. RobynHoney
  34. Neko CaseHell-On
  35. TomberlinAt Weddings
  36. serpentwithfeetsoil
  37. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  38. Son LuxBrighter Wounds
  39. The BodyI Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer.
  40. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  41. Ava LunaMoon 2
  42. The Lemon TwigsGo to School
  43. OughtRoom Inside the World
  44. SuperchunkWhat a Time to Be Alive
  45. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  46. Ross from FriendsFamily Portrait
  47. Trevor PowersMulberry Violence
  48. Troye SivanBloom
  49. BodegaEndless Scroll
  50. Many RoomsThere is a Presence Here