Best Albums of 2018

Listed below are the best albums of 2018 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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, Kacey Musgraves, MGMT, Earl Sweatshirt and Arctic Monkeys.
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6,207
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2,787
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Total albums: 983. Page 1 of 99

Best Albums of 2018 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Makaya McCraven 2 0%
Clutch 2 0%
Ty Segall 2 0%
Beak> 2 0%
Logic 2 0%
Between The Buried And Me 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 42 4%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 32 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
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