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

Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018

04 December 2018

The Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Gazelle TwinPastoral
  2. Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAn Angel Fell
  3. Insecure MenInsecure Men
  4. SuedeThe Blue Hour
  5. ObjektCocoon Crush
  6. ILLWe Are Ill
  7. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  8. LowDouble Negative
  9. AudiobooksNow! (In a Minute)
  10. ÅrabrotWho Do You Love
  11. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  12. Hen OgleddMogic
  13. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  14. Marie DavidsonWorking Class Woman
  15. Pusha TDaytona
  16. Tropical Fuck StormA Laughing Death in Meatspace
  17. Chris CarterChemistry Lessons, Vol. 1
  18. HawthonnRed Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing)
  19. BlawanWet Will Always Dry
  20. Julia HolterAviary
  21. PanopticonThe Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
  22. SenyawaSujud
  23. GrouperGrid of Points
  24. Gábor LázárUnfold
  25. Erland CooperSolan Goose
  26. Eric ChenauxSlowly Paradise
  27. PLANNINGTOROCKPowerhouse
  28. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  29. Todd BartonMultum in Parvo
  30. The YossariansAmbition Will Eat Itself
  31. Jenny HvalThe Long Sleep
  32. LaibachThe Sound of Music
  33. Aidan Moffat & RM HubbertHere Lies the Body
  34. Mouse On MarsDimensional People
  35. Skee MaskCompro
  36. Gabe GurnseyPhysical
  37. Laura Cannell & Andre BosmanReckonings
  38. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  39. Szun WavesNew Hymn to Freedom
  40. GnodChapel Perilous
  41. Blocks & EscherSomething Blue
  42. 700 BlissSpa 700
  43. TirzahDevotion
  44. GuttersnipeMy Mother the Vent
  45. The CaretakerEverywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 5
  46. Kali UchisIsolation
  47. BruceSonder Somatic
  48. Alexander TuckerDon’t Look Away
  49. Alison CottonAll Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre
  50. Deena AbdelwahedKhonnar
  51. Pig DestroyerHead Cage
  52. EartheaterIRISIRI
  53. Goat GirlGoat Girl
  54. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  55. Ben VinceAssimilation
  56. Bas JanYes I Jan
  57. тпсбSekundenschlaf
  58. Darren HaymanThankful Villages, Vol. 1
  59. Cucina PoveraHilja
  60. Big JoanieSistahs
  61. Nine Inch NailsBad Witch
  62. Synth SistersEuphoria
  63. AJAAJA
  64. The BodyI Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer.
  65. Manni DeeThe Residue
  66. RezzettRezzett
  67. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs PigsKing of Cowards
  68. The ArmedOnly Love
  69. Helena HauffQualm
  70. Jake MuirLady’s Mantle
  71. ZULITerminal
  72. Primitive KnotThee Opener of the Way
  73. Melting HandFaces of Earth
  74. Miss RedK.O.
  75. Vanishing TwinMagic & Machines
  76. Lucrecia DaltAnticlines
  77. East ManRed, White & Zero
  78. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  79. WarmduscherWhale City
  80. XenonyPolish Space Program
  81. LoticPower
  82. Laurie Anderson & Kronos QuartetLandfall
  83. GaikaBasic Volume
  84. Jerusalem in My HeartDaqa'iq Tudaiq
  85. Ian William CraigThresholder
  86. AMORSinking into a Miracle
  87. Bliss SignalBliss Signal
  88. Dizzy FaeFree Form
  89. Drew McDowallThe Third Helix
  90. Capitol KGoatherder
  91. NonpareilsScented Pictures
  92. Richard SkeltonFront Variations (One & Two)
  93. Creep ShowMr. Dynamite
  94. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  95. David TerrySorrow
  96. GwennoLe Kov
  97. Hailu MergiaLala Belu
  98. AnthroprophhOmegaville
  99. Simian Mobile DiscoMurmurations
  100. Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu GhazalehLekhfa