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.

Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018

30 December 2018

Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018, as aired on The Needle Drop

[see also 2017]

  1. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  2. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  3. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  4. Natalia LafourcadeMusas
  5. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  6. Against All Logic2012-2017
  7. HarunemuriHarutosyura
  8. NonameRoom 25
  9. Death GripsYear of the Snitch
  10. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  11. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  12. Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach
  13. Kali UchisIsolation
  14. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  15. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  16. MGMTLittle Dark Age
  17. GhostPrequelle
  18. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  19. HorrendousIdol
  20. SleepThe Sciences
  21. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  22. Kero Kero BonitoTime 'n' Place
  23. Judas PriestFirepower
  24. Armand HammerParaffin
  25. PortalIon
  26. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  27. Anderson .PaakOxnard
  28. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  29. The VoidzVirtue
  30. Jeane Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine
  31. Andrew W.K.You're Not Alone
  32. Kanye Westye
  33. twenty one pilotsTrench
  34. PolyphiaNew Levels New Devils
  35. Anna von HausswolffDead Magic
  36. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  37. Pusha TDaytona
  38. Hermit and the RecluseOrpheus vs. The Sirens
  39. Julia HolterAviary
  40. Car Seat HeadrestTwin Fantasy
  41. JIDDiCaprio 2
  42. Zeal & ArdorStranger Fruit
  43. Imperial TriumphantVile Luxury
  44. Tierra WhackWhack World
  45. Screaming FemalesAll At Once
  46. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  47. Guerilla TossTwisted Crystal
  48. Tropical Fuck StormA Laughing Death in Meatspace
  49. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  50. Current 93The Light Is Leaving Us All