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

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018

05 December 2018

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018

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

  1. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  2. Snail MailLush
  3. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  4. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  5. Beach House7
  6. FlasherConstant Image
  7. Soccer MommyClean
  8. LowDouble Negative
  9. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  10. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  11. Pusha TDaytona
  12. RobynHoney
  13. Lucy DacusHistorian
  14. Vince StaplesFM!
  15. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  16. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  17. Half WaifLavender
  18. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  19. illuminati hottiesKiss Yr Frenemies
  20. TomberlinAt Weddings
  21. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  22. Rolo TomassiTime Will Die and Love Will Bury It
  23. NonameRoom 25
  24. Wild PinkYolk in the Fur
  25. Fucked UpDose Your Dreams
  26. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  27. Adrianne Lenkerabysskiss
  28. Kali UchisIsolation
  29. Teyana TaylorK.T.S.E.
  30. IceageBeyondless
  31. The ArmedOnly Love
  32. TirzahDevotion
  33. Dear NoraSkulls Example
  34. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  35. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  36. Ryley WalkerDeafman Glance
  37. Birds In RowWe Already Lost the World
  38. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  39. MGMTLittle Dark Age
  40. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  41. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  42. Holy FawnDeath Spells
  43. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  44. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  45. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  46. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  47. Lil Baby & GunnaDrip Harder
  48. Drug ChurchCheer
  49. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  50. Rico NastyNasty