Best Albums of 2018

Listed below are the best albums of 2018 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2018 year summaryThe best artists of 2018 were Car Seat Headrest, Kids See Ghosts, Daughters, Beach House, Idles, Parquet Courts, MGMT, Kacey Musgraves, Arctic Monkeys and Earl Sweatshirt.
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5,976
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2,810
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2,406
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2,374
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2,283
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Best Albums of 2018 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
MIKE 2 0%
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2 0%
Hybrid 2 0%
Ty Segall 2 0%
Autechre 2 0%
Makaya McCraven 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Australia 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 33 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Kate Bush
11. Sonic Youth
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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