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.

Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018

18 December 2018

Q Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  2. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  3. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  4. RobynHoney
  5. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  6. Christine and the QueensChris
  7. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  8. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  9. Paul WellerTrue Meanings
  10. Anna CalviHunter
  11. InterpolMarauder
  12. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  13. Gruff RhysBabelsberg
  14. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  15. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  16. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  17. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  18. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  19. Pusha TDaytona
  20. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  21. LowDouble Negative
  22. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  23. Tracey ThornRecord
  24. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  25. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  26. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  27. Daniel AverySong for Alpha
  28. Neko CaseHell-On
  29. Gaz CoombesWorld’s Strongest Man
  30. Kurt VileBottle It In
  31. Florence + The MachineHigh As Hope
  32. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  33. ShameSongs of Praise
  34. Go-Kart MozartMozart’s Mini-Mart
  35. Julia HolterAviary
  36. Eleanor FriedbergerRebound
  37. Beach House7
  38. Bill Ryder-JonesYawn
  39. Cat PowerWanderer
  40. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  41. Lykke Liso sad so sexy
  42. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  43. Everything Is RecordedEverything Is Recorded
  44. Panic! At the DiscoPray For the Wicked
  45. Mac MillerSwimming
  46. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  47. The Good, the Bad & the QueenMerrie Land
  48. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  49. Manic Street PreachersResistance Is Futile
  50. The OriellesSilver Dollar Moment