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.

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018

10 January 2019

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018, a survey of nearly 200 music critics

[see also 2019]

  1. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  2. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  3. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  4. Pusha TDaytona
  5. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  6. Lucy DacusHistorian
  7. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  8. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  9. boygeniusboygenius
  10. NonameRoom 25
  11. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  12. Snail MailLush
  13. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  14. RobynHoney
  15. Beach House7
  16. FoxingNearer My God
  17. LowDouble Negative
  18. Pistol AnniesInterstate Gospel
  19. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  20. Soccer MommyClean
  21. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  22. Kali UchisIsolation
  23. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  24. SabaCare for Me
  25. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  26. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  27. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  28. Neko CaseHell-On
  29. SuperchunkWhat a Time to Be Alive
  30. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  31. The BethsFuture Me Hates Me
  32. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  33. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  34. John PrineThe Tree of Forgiveness
  35. The CartersEverything Is Love
  36. Jeremy DutcherWolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
  37. Against All Logic2012-2017
  38. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  39. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  40. Tierra WhackWhack World
  41. serpentwithfeetsoil
  42. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  43. Christine and the QueensChris
  44. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  45. Amanda ShiresTo the Sunset
  46. Ashley McBrydeGirl Going Nowhere
  47. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  48. Jeff RosenstockPost-
  49. Wild PinkYolk in the Fur
  50. YOBOur Raw Heart