Best Albums of 2018

Listed below are the best albums of 2018 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2018 year summaryThe best artists of 2018 were Car Seat Headrest, Kids See Ghosts, Beach House, Daughters, Idles, Parquet Courts, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Kacey Musgraves and Earl Sweatshirt.
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4,756
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2,179
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2,047
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Best Albums of 2018 composition

Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 26 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
1. 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. Best albums of 2019 by Fopp (2019)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
4. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019 by Bleep (2019)
5. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
6. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. OOR's Eindlijst 2019 [OOR Top 20 Albums of 2019] by OOR (2019)
9. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
10. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
11. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2019 by BrooklynVegan (2019)
12. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Louder Than War (2019)
13. The Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Crack Magazine (2019)
14. The Wire's Top 50 Releases 2019 by The Wire (2019)
15. Top 99 Music Albums of 2019 by The Quietus (2019)
16. The 50 best albums of 2019 by Independent (2019)
17. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Vive Le Rock! (2019)
18. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2019 by Kerrang! (2019)
19. Top 100 Albums of 2019 by Piccadilly Records (2019)
20. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by The Needle Drop (2019)
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