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.

Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018

03 January 2019

The Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  2. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  3. FoxingNearer My God
  4. Just FriendsNothing but Love
  5. Retirement PartySomewhat Literate
  6. KississippiSunset Blush
  7. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  8. boygeniusboygenius
  9. Sidney GishNo Dogs Allowed
  10. Drug ChurchCheer
  11. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  12. Snail MailLush
  13. Jeff RosenstockPost-
  14. Soccer MommyClean
  15. mewithoutYou[Untitled]
  16. The Spirit Of The BeehiveHypnic Jerks
  17. Animal FlagVoid Ripper
  18. The SidekicksHappiness Hours
  19. Now, NowSaved
  20. Death Cab for CutieThank You for Today
  21. The Wonder YearsSister Cities
  22. Pool KidsMusic to Practice Safe Sex To
  23. The BethsFuture Me Hates Me
  24. Wild PinkYolk in the Fur
  25. Joyce ManorMillion Dollars to Kill Me
  26. Lucy DacusHistorian
  27. VeinErrorzone
  28. Mac MillerSwimming
  29. Gouge AwayBurnt Sugar
  30. Pusha TDaytona
  31. Spanish Love SongsSchmaltz
  32. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  33. Mom Jeans.Puppy Love
  34. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  35. Culture AbuseBay Dream
  36. Donovan WolfingtonWaves
  37. illuminati hottiesKiss Yr Frenemies
  38. NonameRoom 25
  39. awakebutstillinbedWhat People Call Low Self​-​Esteem Is Really Just Seeing Yourself the Way That Other People See You
  40. PetalMagic Gone
  41. Graduating LifeGrad Life
  42. NothingDance on the Blacktop
  43. Save FaceMerci
  44. Remember SportsSlow Buzz
  45. HoderaBesides
  46. Antarctigo VespucciLove in the Time of E-Mail
  47. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  48. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  49. Stove's Favorite Friend
  50. The Sonder BombsModern Female Rockstar