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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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%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Mark Kozelek
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