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, Earl Sweatshirt and Arctic Monkeys.
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6,484
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2018 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
King Crimson 2 0%
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2 0%
Neil Young 2 0%
Ty Segall 2 0%
Clutch 2 0%
Logic 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 40 4%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
France 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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