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.

Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018

18 December 2018

Les Inrockuptibles: Top 50 Albums of 2018

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

  1. Flavien BergerContre-Temps
  2. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  3. Cat PowerWanderer
  4. MGMTLittle Dark Age
  5. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  6. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  7. Kanye Westye
  8. Jorja SmithLost & Found
  9. MiossecLes rescapés
  10. Neneh CherryBroken Politics
  11. PerezCavernes
  12. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  13. Dominique ALa fragilité
  14. Jeanne AddedRadiate
  15. Jacco GardnerSomnium
  16. Snail MailLush
  17. LomepalJeannine
  18. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  19. A$AP RockyTesting
  20. Car Seat HeadrestTwin Fantasy
  21. SuperorganismSuperorganism
  22. ShameSongs of Praise
  23. Agar AgarThe Dog and the Future
  24. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  25. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  26. Connan MockasinJassbusters
  27. Pusha TDaytona
  28. Insecure MenInsecure Men
  29. Rendez VousSuperior State
  30. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  31. Jean-Louis MuratIl Francese
  32. Alpha WannUne main lave l'autre
  33. DamsoLithopédion
  34. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  35. Franz FerdinandAlways Ascending
  36. Dream WifeDream Wife
  37. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  38. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  39. Daniel BlumbergMinus
  40. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  41. NasNASIR
  42. Kurt VileBottle It In
  43. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  44. Helena HauffQualm
  45. Myth SyzerBisous
  46. Amen DunesFreedom
  47. SabaCare for Me
  48. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  49. ValdXEU
  50. Grand BlancImage au mur