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.

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018

07 December 2018

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  2. Pistol AnniesInterstate Gospel
  3. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  4. Amanda ShiresTo the Sunset
  5. John PrineThe Tree of Forgiveness
  6. Jeff TweedyWARM
  7. Eric ChurchDesperate Man
  8. Charles BradleyBlack Velvet
  9. American AquariumThings Change
  10. Joshua HedleyMr. Jukebox
  11. Erin RaePutting on Airs
  12. The War and TreatyHealing Tide
  13. Ruston KellyDying Star
  14. Patrick SweanyAncient Noise
  15. Brothers OsbornePort Saint Joe
  16. LuceroAmong the Ghosts
  17. Aaron Lee TasjanKarma for Cheap
  18. Caroline RoseLONER
  19. Brandi CarlileBy The Way, I Forgive You
  20. Mary GauthierRifles and Rosary Beads
  21. Colter WallSongs of the Plains
  22. John HiattThe Eclipse Sessions
  23. Ben Harper & Charlie MusselwhiteNo Mercy In This Land
  24. Natalie PrassThe Future and the Past
  25. Mac MillerSwimming