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%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
8. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
9. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
10. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
11. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
12. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
13. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
14. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
15. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
16. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
17. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
18. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
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