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.

Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018

13 December 2018

Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018

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

  1. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  2. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  3. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  4. Amen DunesFreedom
  5. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  6. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  7. LowDouble Negative
  8. Pusha TDaytona
  9. RobynHoney
  10. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  11. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  12. Mariah CareyCaution
  13. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  14. Snail MailLush
  15. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  16. Rico NastyNasty
  17. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  18. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  19. NonameRoom 25
  20. Kali UchisIsolation
  21. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  22. Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ignMIH-TY
  23. Tierra WhackWhack World
  24. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  25. NaoSaturn
  26. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  27. Christine and the QueensChris
  28. SOB X RBEGangin
  29. TirzahDevotion
  30. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  31. 03 GreedoGod Level
  32. OhmmeParts
  33. Kelly MoranUltraviolet
  34. Charlie PuthVoicenotes
  35. Drakeo the RulerCold Devil
  36. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  37. SabaCare for Me
  38. Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings
  39. Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism
  40. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  41. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  42. Lonnie HolleyMITH
  43. serpentwithfeetsoil
  44. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  45. Trouble & Mike WiLL Made-ItEdgewood
  46. Tracey ThornRecord
  47. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  48. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  49. cupcakKeEphorize
  50. DJ TayeStill Trippin'
  51. Neko CaseHell-On