Best of 2018: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: November 26, 2018
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Below, we collect the individual year-end top ten lists published by a variety of music sources, including critics, music magazines, music shops, and more. This page will be updated at least once a day throughout December and January as new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best albums of 2018

Recent updates:
Added 1/12: In Review, Magnet, Shindig!
Added 1/5: Pretty Much Amazing, Prog
Added 1/1: The Daily Beast, HipHopDX, Hip-Hop Wired, The Interns, Omaha World-Herald, Seattle Weekly
Added 12/30: 3voor12, Alternative Nation, Boston Herald, Detroit Metro Times, Far Out Magazine, fRoots, Listening Through the Lens, Newsday, The Observer, RIFF Magazine (Kohner), RTE, Sydney Morning Herald, Under the Radar
Added 12/29: Idolator, Norman Records, San Diego Union-Tribune, Toronto Star
Added 12/28: Bill's Indie Basement, CMT, Good Morning America, Houston Chronicle, Magnetic, Metal Injection, Mother Jones, New York Post, NPR (Thompson), Passion of the Weiss, Tampa Bay Times, Yahoo, The Young Folks
Added 12/24: Okayplayer, OnMilwaukee
Added 12/21: The 405, Boston Globe, Brooklyn Vegan, Esquire, The Guardian, Hypebeast, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, New Noise, NPR, Rolling Stone (Sheffield), Sputnikmusic, Thrillist, TimeOut New York
Added 12/19: The Alternative, Blare, Clash, A Closer Listen, DJ Mag, Dummy, Earbuddy, Fast 'n' Bulbous, FREEwilliamsburg, Highsnobiety, mxdwn, National Post, No Ripcord, NPR/Fresh Air, Punktastic, Vinyl Me Please, Washington Post, The Wild Honey Pie
Added 12/18: A.V. Club, Dagbladet, Dead Press!, Gigwise, Les Inrocks, Northern Transmissions, Paper, Portland Mercury, Q, Recorder, Revolt, Wall Street Journal
Added 12/17: Cape Cod Times, Live4ever, Mixmag, The Music, Nöjesguiden, Tiny Mix Tapes, Us Weekly, USA Today
Added 12/15: Bandcamp Daily, Banquet Records, Digital Trends, DJ Booth, Esquire (UK), Louder Than War, Popsugar, RIFF, Sounds Like Nashville, Spectrum Culture, Textura, Wonderland
Added 12/14: Nialler9, San Jose Mercury News, Variety
Added 12/13: FACT, NME, Rolling Stone
Added 12/12: Classic Rock Magazine, Junkee, Kerrang, Le Canal Auditif, Metal Hammer, New Zealand Herald, Slate, Spin
Added 12/11: AP, Flood, The New Yorker, Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer, Pitchfork, Refinery29, Slant
Added 12/10: AllHipHop, Billboard, Crack Magazine, Crash Records, Double J, God Is in the TV, Houston Chronicle, NOW, PopCrush, PopMatters
Added 12/9: Drowned in Sound, Sonic, Soundblab, The Sunday Times
Added 12/7: EDMTunes, Flavorwire, Loud and Quiet, Nothing but Hope and Passion, People, WBEZ/Sound Opinions
Added 12/6: American Songwriter, Complex, Dazed, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Newsweek, Treble, The Vinyl Factory
Added 12/5: Exclaim!, musicOMH, Noisey, Rock Sound
Added 12/4: Capital XTRA, MondoSonoro, OOR, PopBuzz, The Quietus, The Ringer, Stereogum, Vulture, Wire, WXPN
Added 12/3: Albumism, Consequence of Sound, Gorilla vs Bear, The Independent, The Line of Best Fit, Uproxx, Upset
Added 12/1: Bleep, KCRW, Truck
Added 11/30: Gaffa, Hot Press
Added 11/29: Jumbo Records, Sister Ray Records, The Skinny
Added 11/26: Scorecard launched with 13 sources

Best of 2018Below is our updated running tally of the albums most frequently mentioned by individual music publications in their year-end top ten lists.

Although many of the lists come from publications whose reviews are included on this site, we have also included extra lists from prominent music stores, websites, and publications not normally found in Metacritic's music section.

Note that if a source ranks more than the standard 10 albums, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. (We do include unranked lists of 11-20 items, though each album gets just one-half of a point.) In case of a tie for first or second, each album will receive the full points for that position.

Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer albums
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 albums
Albums Mentioned on Most Top 10 Lists - 2018
Album / Artist # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves91835.598.5
2 Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe10104797
3 Be the Cowboy by Mitski1084288
4 Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles11529.572.5
5 Daytona by Pusha T763568
6 Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B6340.564.5
7 Double Negative by Low842658
8 Honey by Robyn363253
9 Chris by Christine and the Queens322538
10 Sweetener by Ariana Grande2128.536.5
11 Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts4413.533.5
12 Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington5114.531.5
13 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys251531
14 Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie3314.529.5
15 Astroworld by Travis Scott231628
16 Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett202127
17 Black Panther: The Album by Various artists4013.525.5
18 7 by Beach House2115.523.5
19 Devotion by Tirzah42622
20 Room 25 by Noname011921
21 Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever2112.520.5
Whack World by Tierra Whack2112.520.5
23 El Mal Querer by Rosalía021519
Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt011719
In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls211119
26 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 197530918
27 Historian by Lucy Dacus227.517.5
28 Songs of Praise by Shame13817
29 Isolation by Kali Uchis1111.516.5
30 Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies021216

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 211 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list albums without ranking them; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

3voor12 The Netherlands View full list
  1. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  2. Isolation by Kali Uchis
  3. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  4. Daytona by Pusha T
  5. 7 by Beach House
  6. Honey by Robyn
  7. Bloom by Troye Sivan
  8. Negro Swan by Blood Orange
  9. Ye by Kanye West
  10. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
The 405 View full list
  1. Daytona by Pusha T
  2. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  3. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  4. Age Of by Oneohtrix Point Never
  5. Room 25 by Noname
  6. Konoyo by Tim Hecker
  7. Veteran by Jpegmafia
  8. Childqueen by Kadhja Bonet
  9. 2012-2017 by Against All Logic
  10. In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls
Albumism View full list
  1. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  2. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  3. No News Is Good News by Phonte
  4. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  5. Wax by KT Tunstall
  6. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  7. God's Favorite Customer by Father John Misty
  8. Record by Tracey Thorn
  9. Please Don't Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito
  10. Clean by Soccer Mommy
AllHipHop View full list
  1. Daytona by Pusha T
  2. Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle
  3. Book of Ryan by Royce Da 5'9"
  4. KOD by J Cole
  5. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  6. G-Host by Styles P
  7. Drogas Wave by Lupe Fiasco
  8. Streams of Thought Vol. 1 & 2 by Black Thought, 9th Wonder and Salaam Remi
  9. Tha Carter V by Lil Wayne
  10. Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts
The Alternative View full list
  1. Bark Your Head Off, Dog by Hop Along
  2. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  3. Nearer My God by Foxing
  4. Nothing But Love by Just Friends
  5. Somewhat Literate by Retirement Party
  6. Sunset Blush by Kississippi
  7. How to Socialise and Make Friends by Camp Cope
  8. boygenius by Boygenius
  9. No Dogs Allowed by SIdney Gish
  10. Cheer by Drug Church
Alternative Nation View full list
  1. Rainier Fog by Alice in Chains
  2. Stone Temple Pilots by Stone Temple Pilots
  3. Anthem of the Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet
  4. Prequelle by Ghost
  5. Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. by The Smashing Pumpkins
  6. Living the Dream by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
  7. Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle
  8. Bad Witch by Nine Inch Nails
  9. Boarding House Reach by Jack White
  10. Space Queen by Illusionaut
American Songwriter View full list
  1. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  2. Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
  3. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  4. To the Sunset by Amanda Shires
  5. The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine
  6. Warm by Jeff Tweedy
  7. Desperate Man by Eric Church
  8. Black Velvet by Charles Bradley
  9. Things Change by American Aquarium
  10. Mr. Jukebox by Joshua Hedley
Associated Press Mesfin Fekadu View full list
  1. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  2. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  3. KOD by J Cole
  4. Insecure: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 3 by Various artists
  5. The Kids Are Alright by Chloe x Halle
  6. Everything Is Love by The Carters
  7. Honey by Robyn
  8. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  9. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  10. The Radio Winners by Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
A.V. Club Staff consensus View full list
  1. 7 by Beach House
  2. Hell-On by Neko Case
  3. Care for Me by Saba
  4. Hunter by Anna Calvi
  5. Only Love by The Armed
  6. Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  7. Transangelic Exodus by Ezra Furman
  8. Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
  9. Knock Knock by DJ Koze
  10. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
Bandcamp Daily View full list
  1. Everything's Fine by Jean Grae & Quelle Chris
  2. DNA Feelings by Aisha Devi
  3. Room 25 by Noname
  4. Floating Features by La Luz
  5. Soil by serpentwithfeet
  6. Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa by Various artists
  7. Childqueen by Kadhja Bonet
  8. Double Negative by Low
  9. Veteran by Jpegmafia
  10. Where We Were Together by Say Sue Me
Banquet Records Surrey, UK View full list
  1. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975
  2. Geography by Tom Misch
  3. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  4. Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin
  5. This Too Won't Pass by Can't Swim
  6. Thank You for Today by Death Cab for Cutie
  7. Singularity by Jon Hopkins
  8. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  9. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  10. Combat Sports by The Vaccines
BBC Radio 6 (DJ consensus) View full list
  1. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  2. Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin
  3. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  5. Double Negative by Low
  6. Physical by Gabe Gurnsey
  7. >>> by Beak>
  8. Your Queen Is a Reptile by Sons of Kemet
  9. Silver Dollar Moment by The Orielles
  10. Revolution of the Mind by She Drew the Gun
Billboard View full list
  1. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  2. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  3. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  4. Daytona by Pusha T
  5. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  6. Black Panther: The Album by Various artists
  7. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  8. Camila by Camila Cabello
  9. Vibras by J Balvin
  10. Everything Is Love by The Carters
Bill's Indie Basement View full list
  1. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  2. In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls
  3. Now! (In a Minute) by Audiobooks
  4. Endless Scroll by Bodega
  5. Bon Voyage by Melody's Echo Chamber
  6. Sparkle Hard by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  7. We're Not Talking by The Goon Sax
  8. A Laughing Death in Meatspace by Tropical Fuck Storm
  9. Le Kov by Gwenno
  10. >>> by Beak>
Blare View full list
  1. Lush by Snail Mail
  2. Swimming by Mac Miller
  3. Daytona by Pusha T
  4. Bay Dream by Culture Abuse
  5. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  6. Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
  7. 7 by Beach House
  8. Sister Cities by The Wonder Years
  9. FM! by Vince Staples
  10. Oxnard by Anderson .Paak
Bleep View full list
  1. Devotion by Tirzah
  2. Compro by Skee Mask
  3. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  4. Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  5. Chemistry Lessons Volume 1 by Chris Carter
  6. The Return by Kamaal Williams
  7. The Sky Looks Different Here by Paper Dollhouse
  8. Working Class Woman by Marie Davidson
  9. Here From Where We Are by Pariah
  10. Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin
Boston Globe Julian Benbow View full list
  • Streams of Thought Vol. 1 & 2 by Black Thought, 9th Wonder and Salaam Remi
  • KOD by J Cole
  • Hive Mind by The Internet
  • Swimming by Mac Miller
  • Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle
  • Room 25 by Noname
  • No News Is Good News by Phonte
  • Daytona by Pusha T
  • FM! by Vince Staples
  • I'm Good Luv, Enjoy by Von Pea & The Other Guys
Boston Globe Terence Cawley View full list
  • TA1300 by Denzel Curry
  • Nearer My God by Foxing
  • Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  • Double Negative by Low
  • Now Only by Mount Eerie
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • Care for Me by Saba
  • What a Time to Be Alive by Superchunk
  • K.T.S.E. by Teyana Taylor
  • Isolation by Kali Uchis
Boston Globe Maura Johnston View full list
  • Chris by Christine and the Queens
  • Daphne & Celeste Save the World by Daphne & Celeste
  • Ventriloquism by Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
  • Across the Meridian by Pram
  • Honey by Robyn
  • Immortelle by Say Lou Lou
  • Record by Tracey Thorn
  • Isolation by Kali Uchis
  • Exorcism by Jenny Wilson
Boston Globe Stuart Munro View full list
  • The Invisible Comes to us by Anna & Elizabeth
  • Bit Logic by The Bottle Rockets
  • The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder
  • Look Now by Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • The Outsider by Jesse Dayton
  • Blood Brothers by Jeffrey Foucault
  • Wild! Wild! Wild! by Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis
  • Appreciation by Horse Feathers
  • Walterio by Walter Salas-Humara
  • Healing Tide by The War and Treaty
Boston Herald Jed Gottlieb View full list
  • Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
  • By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
  • Hell-On by Neko Case
  • Golden Walker by Will Dailey
  • The Crossing by Alejandro Escovedo
  • Salt by Ruby Rose Fox
  • Free Yourself Up by Lake Street Dive
  • Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  • Party Bois by Party Bois
  • Common Blah by Weakened Friends
Brooklyn Vegan View full list
  1. How to Socialise and Make Friends by Camp Cope
  2. Double Negative by Low
  3. In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls
  4. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  5. Nearer My God by Foxing
  6. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  7. Daytona by Pusha T
  8. Time & Space by Turnstile
  9. Honey by Robyn
  10. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Cape Cod Times Jim Sullivan View full list
  1. And Nothing Hurt by Spiritualized
  2. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  3. Road to Utopia by Hawkwind
  4. Snow Bound by The Chills
  5. Negative Capability by Marianne Faithfull
  6. 13 Rivers by Richard Thompson
  7. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  8. Kin OST by Mogwai
  9. The Roxy, July 7, 1978 by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  10. A Star Is Born OST by Various artists
Capital XTRA UK View full list
  1. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  2. Scorpion by Drake
  3. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  4. Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone
  5. KOD by J Cole
  6. Culture II by Migos
  7. Oxnard by Anderson .Paak
  8. ? by XXXTentacion
  9. East Atlanta Love Letter by 6LACK
  10. Ella Mai by Ella Mai
Clash View full list
  1. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  2. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  3. East Atlanta Love Letter by 6lack
  4. Negro Swan by Blood Orange
  5. Honey by Robyn
  6. I'm All Ears by Let's Eat Grandma
  7. Daytona by Pusha T
  8. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  9. We Out Here by Various artists
  10. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
Classic Rock Magazine View full list
  1. Book of Bad Decisions by Clutch
  2. Young & Dangerous by The Struts
  3. Prequelle by Ghost
  4. Firepower by Judas Priest
  5. Vicious by Halestorm
  6. Living the Dream by Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
  7. High Water I by The Magpie Salute
  8. Please Don't Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito
  9. Rainier Fog by Alice in Chains
  10. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
A Closer Listen View full list
  1. Let Night Come on Bells End the Day by Sarah Davachi
  2. Thresholder by Ian William Craig
  3. Dada'iq Tudiaq by Jerusalem in My Heart
  4. A Portrait of John Doe by Floex & Tom Hodge
  5. Konoyo by Tim Hecker
  6. The Death of Our Invention by Birds of Passage
  7. Tender Symmetry by Michael Price
  8. Metal Aether by Lea Bertucci
  9. Collider by Daniel Bjarnason
  10. Mutable by Ebauche
CMT View full list
  • Rearview Town by Jason Aldean
  • Nobody’s Everything by Tucker Beathard
  • The Mountain by Dierks Bentley
  • Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne
  • By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
  • Still Feel Lucky by Ben Danaher
  • Live at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame by The Earls of Leicester
  • Encore by Anderson East
  • Somewhere in Between by Adam Hood
  • Hallelujah Nights by Lanco
  • In the Meantime by Motel Mirrors
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • My Way by Willie Nelson
  • Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
  • The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine
  • E.G.O. by Lucie Silvas
  • From a Room, Vol. 2 by Chris Stapleton
  • Tribute to the Kentucky Colonels by Roland White & Friends
Complex View full list
  1. Daytona by Pusha T
  2. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  3. KOD by J Cole
  4. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  5. Redemption by Jay Rock
  6. Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle
  7. Everything Is Love by The Carters
  8. Black Panther: The Album by Various artists
  9. Negro Swan by Blood Orange
  10. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  2. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  3. Care for Me by SABA
  4. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  5. Daytona by Pusha T
  6. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  7. Boygenius by Boygenius
  8. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  9. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  10. And Nothing Hurt by Spiritualized
Crack Magazine UK View full list
  1. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  2. Devotion by Tirzah
  3. Your Queen Is a Reptile by Sons of Kemet
  4. Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  5. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  6. Die Lit by Playboi Carti
  7. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  8. Crop Circle by Nines
  9. Whack World by Tierra Whack
  10. Compro by Skee Mask
Crash Records Leeds, UK View full list
  1. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  2. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  3. The Sciences by Sleep
  4. Psychic Data by TVAM
  5. Songs of Praise by Shame
  6. Silver Dollar Moment by Orielles
  7. Deportation Blues by B.C. Camplight
  8. Goat Girl by Goat Girl
  9. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  10. All Melody by Nils Frahm
Dagbladet Norway View full list
  1. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  2. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  3. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  4. Prequelle by Ghost
  5. The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder
  6. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  7. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  8. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  9. Scorpion by Drake
  10. Negative Capability by Marianne Faithfull
The Daily Beast Marlow Stern View full list
  1. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  2. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  3. Daytona by Pusha T
  4. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  5. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  6. Honey by Robyn
  7. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  8. Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
  9. Care for Me by Saba
  10. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
Dazed View full list
  1. Whack World by Tierra Whack
  2. Honey by Robyn
  3. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  4. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  5. I'm All Ears by Let's Eat Grandma
  6. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
  7. El Mal Querer by Rosalía
  8. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  9. Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  10. Devotion by Tirzah
Dead Press! View full list
  1. Holy Hell by Architects
  2. All That Divides by Black Peaks
  3. Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It by Rolo Tomassi
  4. Rituals by Deaf Havana
  5. Technology by Don Broco
  6. Welcome to the Neighbourhood by Boston Manor
  7. Sister Cities by The Wonder Years
  8. Where I Go When I Am Sleeping by Casey
  9. Braille by Palm Reader
  10. The Great Depression by As It Is
Decibel View full list
  1. Our Raw Heart by YOB
  2. Down Below by Tribulation
  3. Cult of a Dying Sun by UADA
  4. Hypnagogia by Evoken
  5. Firepower by Judas Priest
  6. Devouring Radiant Light by Skeletonwitch
  7. Wasteland by Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
  8. Northern Chaos Gods by Immortal
  9. Desolation by Khemmis
  10. Head Cage by Pig Destroyer
Deluxe / The Drift Record Shop Devon, UK View full list
  1. Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors
  2. Your Queen Is a Reptile by Sons of Kemet
  3. I'm Bad Now by Nap Eyes
  4. Endless Scroll by Bodega
  5. Lump by Lump
  6. Performance by White Denim
  7. A Broke Moon Rises by Papa M
  8. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  9. Double Negative by Low
  10. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Detroit Metro Times View full list
  1. Boygenius by Boygenius
  2. Suspiria OST by Thom Yorke
  3. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  4. A Star Is Born OST by Various artists
  5. Whack World by Tierra Whack
Digital Trends View full list
  1. Care for Me by Saba
  2. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  3. Freedom by Amen Dunes
  4. Lush by Snail Mail
  5. It's a New Day Tonight by Michael Rault
  6. Historian by Lucy Dacus
  7. Clean by Soccer Mommy
  8. Freedom's Golbin by Ty Segall
  9. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  10. Vessel by Frankie Cosmos
DJ Booth View full list
  1. Care for Me by Saba
  2. Daytona by Pusha T
  3. Astroworld by Travis Scott
  4. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  5. No News Is Good News by Phonte
  6. Swimming by Mac Miller
  7. Whack World by Tierra Whack
  8. Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
  9. Room 25 by Noname
  10. Die Lit by Playboi Carti
DJ Mag View full list
  1. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  2. Compro by Skee Mask
  3. Here From Where We Are by Pariah
  4. Weighing of the Heart by Nabihah Iqbal
  5. Something Blue by Blocks & Escher
  6. Mercurial Skin by Shlømo
  7. Voids by Martyn
  8. Qualm by Helena Hauff
  9. Portrait With Firewood by Djrum
  10. One Hundred Billion Sparks by Max Cooper
Double J Australia View full list
  1. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  2. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  3. Djarimirri by Gurrumul
  4. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  5. Native Tongue by Mojo Juju
  6. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  7. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  8. Honey by Robyn
  9. Modern Convenience by MOD CON
  10. Chris by Christine and the Queens
Drowned in Sound View full list
  1. Double Negative by Low
  2. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  3. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  4. Pastoral by Gazelle Twin
  5. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  6. Hunter by Anna Calvi
  7. Reiði by Black Foxxes
  8. Love Is Dead by CHVRCHES
  9. Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers
  10. Fixed Ideals by Muncie Girls
Dummy View full list
  1. Daytona by Pusha T
  2. El Mal Querer by Rosalía
  3. Whack World by Tierra Whack
  4. Compro by Skee Mask
  5. Devotion by Tirzah
  6. Songs of Praise by Shame
  7. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  8. MUDBOY by Sheck Wes
  9. Negro Swan by Blood Orange
  10. SPACEMAN by Octavian
Earbuddy View full list
  1. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  2. Daytona by Pusha T
  3. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  4. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  5. I'm All Ears by Let's Eat Grandma
  6. Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts
  7. Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  8. Post- by Jeff Rosenstock
  9. Beyondless by Iceage
  10. Last Building Burning by Cloud Nothings
EDMTunes View full list
  1. Solace by Rufus Du Sol
  2. Common Ground by Above & Beyond
  3. Hyperfall by Yotto
  4. Certain Kind of Magic by Rezz
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  6. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
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  6. Camila by Camila Cabello
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  1. Chris by Christine and the Queens
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  3. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  4. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
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  8. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
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  6. All Melody by Nils Frahm
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  • Sugar Mountain by Jack River
  • Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  • Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • The Oddfellows' Hall by The Ocean Party
  • No Disguise by Oscar Key Sung
  • Daytona by Pusha T
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  1. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
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  4. For Ever by Jungle
  5. God's Favorite Customer by Father John Misty
  6. El Mal Querer by Rosalía
  7. Sex & Food by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  8. Oxnard by Anderson .Paak
  9. Geography by Tom Misch
  10. Blood by Rhye
Kerrang!
  1. Time & Space by Turnstile
  2. Ordinary Corrupt Human Love by Deafheaven
  3. Holy Hell by Architects
  4. Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle
  5. Prequelle by Ghost
  6. Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing
  7. Bay Dream by Culture Abuse
  8. I Loved You at Your Darkest by Behemoth
  9. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
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Le Canal Auditif Quebec View full list
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  4. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  5. Les Matricides by Fuudge
  6. The Sciences by Sleep
  7. Dans ma main by Jean-Michel Blais
  8. Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest
  9. Darlène by Hubert Lenoir
  10. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
Les Inrockuptibles France (19 Dec 2018)
  1. Contre-Temps by Flavien Berger
  2. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  3. Wanderer by Cat Power
  4. Little Dark Age by MGMT
  5. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  6. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  7. Ye by Kanye West
  8. Lost & Found by Jorja Smith
  9. Les Rescapés by Miossec
  10. Broken Politics by Neneh Cherry
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  1. Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  2. Devotion by Tirzah
  3. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  4. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  5. Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers
  6. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  7. El Mal Querer by Rosalía
  8. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975
  9. I'm All Ears by Let's Eat Grandma
  10. There's Always Glimmer by Gia Margaret
Listening Through the Lens View full list
  1. Songs of the Plains by Colter Wall
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  3. The Crossing by Alejandro Escovedo
  4. By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
  5. The Eclipse Sessions by John Hiatt
  6. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  7. Sunshiner by The Mammals
  8. May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews
  9. Rifles & Rosary Beads by Mary Gauthier
  10. The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine
Live4ever View full list
  1. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  2. Songs of Praise by Shame
  3. Hunter by Anna Calvi
  4. Ghost Alive by The Boxer Rebellion
  5. God's Favorite Customer by Father John Misty
  6. Majahua by Future War Bride
  7. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  8. I'm All Ears by Let's Eat Grandma
  9. No Thank You by Kyle Falconer
  10. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
Los Angeles Times Randy Lewis View full list
  1. Rifles & Rosary Beads by Mary Gauthier
  2. The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder
  3. The Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine
  4. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Downey to Lubbock by Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  6. American Utopia by David Byrne
  7. Tearing at the Seams by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  8. She Remembers Everything by Rosanne Cash
  9. Girl Going Nowhere by Ashley McBryde
  10. See You Around by I'm With Her
Los Angeles Times Mikael Wood View full list
  • A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975
  • Desperate Man by Eric Church
  • Goodbye & Good Riddance by Juice WRLD
  • Hiding Place by Tori Kelly
  • Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • Voicenotes by Charlie Puth
  • Bloom by Troye Sivan
  • Clean by Soccer Mommy
  • Ye by Kanye West
Loud and Quiet View full list
  1. Ecstatic Arrow by Virginia Wing
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  3. Double Negative by Low
  4. Devotion by Tirzah
  5. Lump by Lump
  6. Pure Beauty by Shirt
  7. Now! (In a Minute) by Audiobooks
  8. Physical by Gabe Guernsey
  9. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  10. Shelly's on Zenn-La by Oliver Coates
Louder Than War View full list
  1. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  2. Columbia by The Blinders
  3. We Are ILL by ILL
  4. Nihilistic Glamour Shots by Cabbage
  5. Stop-Start by Liines
  6. Pastoral by Gazelle Twin
  7. Bad Witch by Nine Inch Nails
  8. This Is Eggland by The Lovely Eggs
  9. Goat Girl by Goat Girl
  10. The Blue Hour by Suede
Magnet View full list
  1. We're Your Friends, Man by The Bevis Frond
  2. Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
  3. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  4. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  5. Record by Tracey Thorn
  6. Bark Your Head Off, Dog by Hop Along
  7. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  8. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  9. The Old Guys by Amy Rigby
  10. All at Once by Screaming Females
Magnetic Magazine View full list
  • 2012-2017 by Against All Logic
  • re:member by Ólafur Arnalds
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  • All Melody by Nils Frahm
  • Once by Peggy Gou
  • Knock Knock by DJ Koze
  • All That Must Be by George FitzGerald
  • Singularity by Jon Hopkins
  • The Ineffable Truth by G Jones
  • Swimming by Mac Miller
  • Be the Cowboy by Mitski
  • Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt by Moby
  • Oxnard by Anderson .Paak
  • Daytona by Pusha T
  • Certain Kind of Magic by REZZ
  • Honey by Robyn
  • Solace by Rufus Du Sol
  • Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  • NYC Disco by Louie Vega
  • Nothing Is Still by Leon Vynehall
Metal Hammer Issue 317
  1. Prequelle by Ghost
  2. I Loved You at Your Darkest by Behemoth
  3. Firepower by Judas Priest
  4. Stranger Fruit by Zeal & Ardor
  5. Book of Bad Decisions by Clutch
  6. Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle
  7. Time & Space by Turnstile
  8. Reverence by Parkway Drive
  9. Àmr by Ihsahn
  10. Ordinary Corrupt Human Love by Deafheaven
Metal Injection (Staff consensus) View full list
  1. A New Kind of Horror by Anaal Nathrakh
  2. Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil
  3. Northern Chaos Gods by Immortal
  4. Stranger Fruit by Zeal & Ardor
  5. Our Raw Heart by Yob
  6. Automata, I and II by Between the Buried and Me
  7. Head Cage by Pig Destroyer
  8. The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness, I and II by Panopticon
  9. White Noise and Black Metal by Craft
  10. Desolation by Khemmis
Mixmag View full list
  1. Devotion by Tirzah
  2. Compro by Skee Mask
  3. Knock Knock by DJ Koze
  4. Qualm by Helena Hauff
  5. Singularity by Jon Hopkins
  6. Cocoon Crush by Objekt
  7. Song for Alpha by Daniel Avery
  8. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by Sophie
  9. Family Portrait by Ross From Friends
  10. Working Class Woman by Marie Davidson
Mojo
  1. Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  2. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  3. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  4. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  5. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  6. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  7. Deafman Glance by Ryley Walker
  8. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  9. And Nothing Hurt by Spiritualized
  10. All Nerve by Breeders
MondoSonoro Spain View full list
  1. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles
  2. All Melody by Nils Frahm
  3. Vibras by J Balvin
  4. Singularity by Jon Hopkins
  5. Little Dark Age by MGMT
  6. A Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls
  7. Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest
  8. Double Negative by Low
  9. Dancehall by The Blaze
  10. Devotion by Tirzah
Mother Jones Sam Van Pykeren View full list
  1. Sway by Tove Styrke
  2. Us by Empress Of
  3. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  4. Mitski by Be the Cowboy
  5. Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko
  6. Forever Neverland by MØ
  7. Phoenix by Rita Ora
  8. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  9. Ephorize by CupcakKe
  10. Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes
The Music Australia View full list
  1. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  2. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  3. Hi Viz by The Presets
  4. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  5. Isolation by Kali Uchis
  6. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  7. Bloody Lovely by DZ Deathrays
  8. High as Hope by Florence + The Machine
  9. 7 by Beach House
  10. Ye by Kanye West
musicOMH View full list
  1. Double Negative by Low
  2. Honey by Robyn
  3. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
  4. Chris by Christine and the Queens
  5. The Blue Hour by Suede
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  6. Sweetener by Ariana Grande
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Comments (21)

  • redaktor  

    Closest race I can recall!

  • DiabeticSlut  

    The age of poptimism can't end soon enough.

  • HunnyDope  

    ayyy, does the individual editor lists from allmusic's "Love 2018" blog count in these things, and if not how come? just wonderin : P

  • JasonDietz  

    @MikeNGarrett: Good catch! It will be fixed in the next update.

  • MikeNGarrett  

    Newsweek is in alphabetical order despite having numbers next to the albums.

  • MetaMania  

    @Djesse Erratum!! Erratum!! Noname is at no 15 at Album Of The Year's 2018 Music Year End List Aggregate. I don't know how to edit messages here (or how Noname bypassed me at my first reading).

  • MetaMania  

    @Djesse This is the list that counts the most. It covers much more sources like record shops and radio hosts, and yes journalists change their mind at the end of the year. Check if the sources that championed Noname sticked to their tastes. The Wire gave 100 to Noname but look above, she is not even in their top 10. Why? Because The Wire is many people, and the article for Noname was written by just one journalist at The Wire. NME also gave 100 to Noname (though these grades are often an interpretation by Metacritic). Look above: Noname is not in the top 10 by NME. Why? Ok it's not even just that there is a single journalist at NME that really loved the album, it can also be that none of the other staff decided to listen to it. That's how you often have great albums that are ignored by the consensus, and this top list aggregator is all about consensus and the place to know what people really listen to. Another great source is 2018 Music Year End List Aggregate. Spot the differences! Janelle Monae still at no 1, but Mitski at no 2 instead of Kacey Musgraves. No sign of Noname in the top 20 so if I was her I'd be very disappointed, but I know I've seen her name in a couple individual lists. Make your list and make it count if you can.

  • Djesse  

    please explain why Noname-Room25 is in top5 of best rated albums this year but is absent in this 2018 list?!? doesnt make sense, Reviewers contradicting themselves ? Should we rate the raters and rank the rankers and make a 2018 Hypocrites list?

  • libr  

    You put Exclaim!, but only for pop & rock genre only. Idk if it would be fair for any albums with different genres which placed in top 10 of any Exclaim's best of lists.

  • Shiira  

    Nobody ever says that Kacey Musgraves is overrated and I am not going to start a backlash for backlash’s sake. I really thought “High Horse” would be her crossover hit that would turn her into a household name like Adele. I’m betting on “Happy and Sad”, which made me re-examine Sheryl Crow’s catalogue. “Happy and Sad” is six degrees of “If it Makes You Happy”. Musgraves actually came to Hawaii. She played a small club. Musgraves is the new Aimee Mann(from ‘Til Tuesday’s third album and on). She is close to stealing her crown.

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    2019 Oscars: Full Winners List + Reviews of the Show
    February 24, 2019 - 2 comments
    1. eli_fjr : I enjoyed the Oscars. They should do this same format every year. No Host but a flurry of stars presenting awards. Read »
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    Best of January 2019: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV
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    1. SaimKhanChandio : Capcom is no1 in gaming great! Read »
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    Metacritic's 9th Annual Game Publisher Rankings
    January 29, 2019 - 12 comments
    1. FelicityFenwick : I love this round up that you guys do every year. Please keep it going. Read »
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    Best of 2018: Television Critic Top Ten Lists
    December 4, 2018 - 18 comments
    1. badboyviv : no game of thrones in the list?? Read »
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    This Month's Free Games
    February 27, 2019 - 11 comments
    1. Vycyous : Apparently, comments cannot be edited or deleted. Forget what I said below. I swear that the Epic Games store free... Read »
    2. Vycyous : You would think a report/article titled "This Month's Free Games" would include the actual free games from, for... Read »
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    2019 Spring TV Premiere Calendar
    February 25, 2019 - 196 comments
    1. varungamerguy : I liked your post, and I think you will like this #game:Pacman the best puzzle game you can play on your PC,... Read »
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