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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6,018
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2,819
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2,428
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2,257
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Best Albums of 2018 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Autechre 2 0%
David Bowie 2 0%
Logic 2 0%
Clutch 2 0%
Led Zeppelin 2 0%
Between The Buried And Me 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Australia 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Canada 36 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 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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