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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6,483
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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 Albums of the 2020s
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
5. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
6. Folklore by Taylor Swift
7. After Hours by The Weeknd
8. Shore by Fleet Foxes
9. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
10. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
11. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
12. Bright Green Field by Squid
13. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
14. Cavalcade by Black Midi
15. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
16. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
17. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
18. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
19. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
20. OK Human by Weezer
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