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.

Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018

31 December 2018

Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  2. serpentwithfeetsoil
  3. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  4. NonameRoom 25
  5. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  6. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  7. SabaCare for Me
  8. Tierra WhackWhack World
  9. Caroline RoseLONER
  10. Armand HammerParaffin
  11. Beach House7
  12. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
  13. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  14. Colter WallSongs of the Plains
  15. Christine and the QueensChris
  16. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  17. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  18. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  19. Orquesta AkokánOrquesta Akokán
  20. Rico NastyNasty
  21. YOBOur Raw Heart
  22. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  23. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  24. Ness NiteDream Girl
  25. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  26. Snail MailLush
  27. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  28. Adrianne Lenkerabysskiss
  29. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  30. Amen DunesFreedom
  31. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  32. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  33. Mount EerieNow Only
  34. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  35. boygeniusboygenius
  36. Pusha TDaytona
  37. Charlie PuthVoicenotes
  38. Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest
  39. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  40. Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA Star Is Born Soundtrack