100 Greatest Albums of 2018

  1. Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
  2. Sweetener - Ariana Grande
  3. Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
  4. Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
  5. Black Panther soundtrack - Kendrick Lamar & various artists
  6. A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships - The 1975
  7. Be the Cowboy - Mitski
  8. Astroworld - Travis Scott
  9. Daytona - Pusha T
10. A Star is Born soundtrack - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
11. Room 25 - Noname
12. Joy as an Act of Resistance - Idles
13. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - Arctic Monkeys
14. Lush - Snail Mail
15. Everything is Love - The Carters
16. Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
17. Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - SOPHIE
18. FM! - Vince Staples
19. Historian - Lucy Dacus
20. Love Yourself: Tear - BTS
21. By the Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile
22. God's Favorite Customer - Father John Misty
23. Interstate Gospel - Pistol Annies
24. Culture II - Migos
25. Chris - Christine and the Queens
26. Bark Your Head Off, Dog - Hop Along
27. Pray for the Wicked - Panic! at the Disco
28. Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt
29. Boygenius - Boygenius
30. KOD - J. Cole
31. American Utopia - David Byrne
32. Negro Swan - Blood Orange
33. The Tree of Forgiveness - John Prine
34. Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
35. Little Dark Age - MGMT
36. Trench - Twenty One Pilots
37. Queen - Nicki Minaj
38. Tell Me How You Really Feel - Courtney Barnett
39. Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest
40. I Need to Start a Garden - Haley Heynderickx
41. In a Poem Unlimited - U.S. Girls
42. Iridescence - Brockhampton
43. Swimming - Mac Miller
44. The Sciences - Sleep
45. Clean - Soccer Mommy
46. Ephorize - Cupcakke
47. H.E.R - H.E.R.
48. 7 - Beach House
49. Hell-On - Neko Case
50. Now Only - Mount Eerie
51. Hive Mind - The Internet
52. To the Sunset - Amanda Shires
53. Safe in the Hands of Love - Yves Tumor
54. Bloom - Troye Sivan
55. Isolation - Kali Uchis
56. Scorpion - Drake
57. Double Negative - Low
58. Sparkle Hard - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
59. Please Don't Be Dead - Fantastic Negrito
60. There's a Riot Going On - Yo La Tengo
61. Ordinary Corrupt Human Love - Deafheaven
62. Songs of Praise - Shame
63. Come Tomorrow - Dave Matthews Band
64. Boarding House Reach - Jack White
65. The Future and the Past - Natalie Prass
66. Love is Dead - CHVRCHES
67. You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters
68. Egypt Station - Paul McCartney
69. Knock Knock - DJ Koze
70. Future Me Hates Me - The Beths
71. Dose Your Dreams - Fucked Up
72. Voicenotes - Charlie Puth
73. Time & Space - Turnstile
74. Warm - Jeff Tweedy
75. Caution - Mariah Carey
76. Hope Downs - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
77. Delta - Mumford & Sons
78. What a Time to Be Alive - Superchunk
79. Electric Messiah - High on Fire
80. I'll Be Your Girl - The Decemberists
81. I'm All Ears - Let's Eat Grandma
82. My Dear Melancholy - The Weeknd
83. I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life - Tune-Yards
84. Nearer My God - Foxing
85. Look Now - Elvis Costello & The Imposters
86. Be More Kind - Frank Turner
87. And Nothing Hurt - Spiritualized
88. Prequelle - Ghost
89. Post - Jeff Rosenstock
90. Ventriloquism - Meshell Ndegeocello
91. Ye - Kanye West
92. High as Hope - Florence + The Machine
93. Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
94. Care for Me - Saba
95. Age Of - Oneohtrix Point Never
96. Whistle Down the Wind - Joan Baez
97. Beyondless - Iceage
98. Good Thing - Leon Bridges
99. Dove - Belly
100. The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - Wye Oak
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2018
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2018
* Parts - Ohmme

Lew's choice:
* Vide Noir - Lord Huron
2017

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2018 were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.