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.

NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018

14 December 2018

NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  2. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  3. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  4. Sunflower BeanTwentytwo in Blue
  5. Pusha TDaytona
  6. ShameSongs of Praise
  7. Kali UchisIsolation
  8. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  9. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  10. Christine and the QueensChris
  11. RobynHoney
  12. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  13. Dream WifeDream Wife
  14. Snail MailLush
  15. Kids See GhostsKids See Ghosts
  16. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  17. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  18. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  19. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  20. SlavesActs of Fear and Love
  21. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  22. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  23. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  24. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  25. Tommy Cash¥€$
  26. Matt MalteseBad Contestant
  27. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  28. Ezra FurmanTransangelic Exodus
  29. Troye SivanBloom
  30. Vince StaplesFM!
  31. Amen DunesFreedom
  32. J. ColeKOD
  33. Years & YearsPalo Santo
  34. Kanye Westye
  35. TurnstileTime & Space
  36. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  37. ParcelsParcels
  38. Mac MillerSwimming
  39. Soccer MommyClean
  40. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  41. TirzahDevotion
  42. Tom MischGeography
  43. Unknown Mortal OrchestraSex & Food
  44. David ByrneAmerican Utopia
  45. The Story So FarProper Dose
  46. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  47. GorillazThe Now Now
  48. The ProdigyNo Tourists
  49. Rejjie SnowDear Annie
  50. Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach
  51. Ross from FriendsFamily Portrait
  52. Maribou StateKingdoms In Colour
  53. Pale WavesMy Mind Makes Noises
  54. Confidence ManConfident Music For Confident People
  55. MastersystemDance Music
  56. Fucked UpDose Your Dreams
  57. Viagra BoysStreet Worms
  58. Kurt VileBottle It In
  59. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  60. ArchitectsHoly Hell
  61. Agar AgarThe Dog and the Future
  62. Lil PeepCome Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2
  63. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  64. Connan MockasinJassbusters
  65. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  66. The BreedersAll Nerve
  67. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  68. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  69. Manic Street PreachersResistance Is Futile
  70. MuseSimulation Theory
  71. SuperorganismSuperorganism
  72. The GardenMirror Might Steal Your Charm
  73. The Good, the Bad & the QueenMerrie Land
  74. Nine Inch NailsBad Witch
  75. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  76. Greta Van FleetAnthem of the Peaceful Army
  77. IceageBeyondless
  78. GhettsGhetto Gospel: The New Testament
  79. OctavianSpaceman
  80. NonameRoom 25
  81. Jay RockRedemption
  82. Goat GirlGoat Girl
  83. NakhaneYou Will Not Die
  84. Florence + The MachineHigh As Hope
  85. Leon VynehallNothing Is Still
  86. EminemKamikaze
  87. BlossomsCool Like You
  88. Lykke Liso sad so sexy
  89. VeinErrorzone
  90. Anderson .PaakOxnard
  91. The CartersEverything Is Love
  92. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  93. Vinyl WilliamsOpal
  94. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  95. HovvdyCranberry
  96. GengahrWhere Wildness Grows
  97. PeaceKindness Is the New Rock and Roll
  98. Rae MorrisSomeone Out There
  99. Natalie PrassThe Future and the Past
  100. InterpolMarauder