Top 50 Albums of 2018

MY 2018 AOTY LIST IS FINALLY HERE! LIST WEEK IS COMPLETE! The albums featured in this video are listed below alphabetically by artist’s first name. Review links are provided as well, along with two other lists by TND’s editors.

Austen’s list: http://www.theneedledrop.com/features/2018/10/austen-2018

Jeremy’s list: http://www.theneedledrop.com/features/2018/12/jeremys-fav-albums-of-2018

A.A.L – 2012 – 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WiS99Qukxc

ANDERSON .PAAK – OXNARD
https://youtu.be/tIWTYmVCs9c

ANDREW W.K. – YOU’RE NOT ALONE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLWPSqE0DC4

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – DEAD MAGIC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dVNV1Q5jjU

ARMAND HAMMER – PARAFFIN
https://youtu.be/PBAuMgx3uwk

BLOOD ORANGE – NEGRO SWAN
https://youtu.be/KMc_N5ziha0

CAR SEAT HEADREST – TWIN FANTASY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcFJbKJxjDA

CURRENT 93 – THE LIGHT IS LEAVING US ALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nev2-f2cfjo

DAUGHTERS – YOU WON’T GET WHAT YOU WANT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO5pcLp8-HM

DEATH GRIPS – YEAR OF THE SNITCH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynCFF7DWHmI

DENZEL CURRY – TA13OO
https://youtu.be/nDZqxWjRLCU

EARL SWEATSHIRT – SOME RAP SONGS
https://youtu.be/G6em044hErc

GHOST – PREQUELLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L2Xv5-EmUo

GUERILLA TOSS – TWISTED CRYSTAL
https://youtu.be/57r3E3XRNRk

HARU NEMURI – HARU TO SHURA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VtHXdfZPM

HERMIT AND THE RECLUSE – ORPHEUS VS. THE SIRENS
https://youtu.be/5wzAij917v4

HOP ALONG – BARK YOUR HEAD OFF, DOG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C0gp-HN7NY

HORRENDOUS – IDOL
https://youtu.be/Sh1JemfxBkc

IDLES – JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE
https://youtu.be/4i2PpkVGQNQ

IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT – VILE LUXURY
https://youtu.be/IX5QmxD9kVE

J.I.D – DICAPRIO 2
https://youtu.be/HgUsQKCw7Wo

JACK WHITE – BOARDING HOUSE REACH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyXofB1k24A

JANELLE MONAE – DIRTY COMPUTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Way39aUJ4g

JEAN GRAE & QUELLE CHRIS – EVERYTHING’S FINE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om3JC1JSdnI

JPEGMAFIA – VETERAN
https://youtu.be/S9gg0JOTF2E

JUDAS PRIEST – FIREPOWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z9n4DNNsy8

JULIA HOLTER – AVIARY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWiKSNULvPc

KALI UCHIS – ISOLATION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9e_8zRuuO8

KANYE WEST – YE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixElcxn6PlQ

KERO KERO BONITO – TIME ’N’ PLACE
https://youtu.be/ErQy1u8wT6g

KIDS SEE GHOSTS – SELF-TITLED
https://youtu.be/9rkFbKVownA

MGMT – LITTLE DARK AGE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ3Wd60Qddw

NATALIA LAFOURCADE – MUSAS VOL. 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TABeq5TLGY

NONAME – ROOM 25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvbzLQbLShE

PARQUET COURTS – WIDE AWAKE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZREmYnygU

PLAYBOI CARTI – DIE LIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXm3ODioS80

POLYPHIA – NEW LEVELS NEW DEVILS
https://youtu.be/fdryZIr7Cp4

PORTAL – ION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3SopqFy2eg

PUSHA T – DAYTONA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z605Rm7lFTM

ROSALIA – EL MAL QUERER
https://youtu.be/E93gYPKfC8U

SCREAMING FEMALES – ALL AT ONCE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVDeTMPuyDM

SLEEP – THE SCIENCES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS9kRoXURvg

SONS OF KEMET – YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7lQBFEURZY

SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyB3yOo81cU

THE VOIDZ – VIRTUE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CrD91zHkLg

TIERRA WHACK – WHACK WORLD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKWD0CYuX0

TROPICAL [FRICK] STORM – A LAUGHING DEATH IN MEATSPACE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu41W2j52OY

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – TRENCH
https://youtu.be/GTuTUfMe64Q

U.S. GIRLS – IN A POEM UNLIMITED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qC-ZLOK-8Y

ZEAL & ARDOR – STRANGER FRUIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=provbgYpk5o

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Comments

Chris Saylor says:

You missed such a great one from the Happy Fits. Concentrate is the album, super unique alt rock.

Job Zeelenberg says:

KOD?

D Fiant says:

Ta13oo should’ve been 13 lol

Carwyn Blosch says:

Hang on, you legitimately think Die Lit is a better album than DiCaprio 2?

Jaeden Mcarter says:

wait y no submrin mn bwo

russell freeman says:

No ember? No kamikaze?

Kaitlin Sheriff says:

Anthony are you ever gonna say Polyphia right probably not idk why I asked

CeasarNL says:

CONVOLK

Gobilla 21 says:

*ARTISTIC STATEMENT*

Lomostopmotion says:

FIREPOWER!!!

bloodswarms says:

2018 was a bad year for music.

Garrett Sorrento says:

Is there anyone who isn’t 16 and has anything real to add we can talk here

Comrade Kanye says:

I love you but DIE LIT IS SO BAD HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME DIE LIT ISNT BETTET THAN ANY OF THESE ALBUMS

Sebastian Mantelli says:

U have trash taste about music

Alexandre Kottas says:

Polyphia! Yesss!

BigTittieNig06 says:

WHERE IS KOD

Munching is a thing says:

could’ve waited for i am > i was

Panax Ish says:

Khruangbin – Con Todo el Mundo

luigi esposito says:

Kamikaze

Unknown DA2 says:

Thank u for putting culture 2 at number 1. Finally the album gets its recognition!!!!

Jaeden Mcarter says:

die lit

of all things DIE LIT
come on melon man really

Jaeden Mcarter says:

aight if you are criticizing Japanese music, doesn’t that mean you would have to understand the Japanese language to know how good the lyrics are
i am asking if you know Japanese

OT5 5Hstan says:

Trench deserves better

BigJoeBaseball says:

no iridescence

Matija Kovačević says:

My top 10 hip hop albums:
10. Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD (while I still prefer Rodeo, I gotta say the production here is fantastic)
9. Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs (not as amazing as IDLSIDGO, but still great)
8. Kanye West – ye (this thing grew on me heavily)
7. JPEGMAFIA – Veteran (super abstract, I LOVE IT)
6. Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Wave (while it’s long af, I love the majority of it)
5. Saba – CARE FOR ME (i still hate you for the review of this album)
4. Denzel Curry – TA13OO (amazing album, the dark act is FUCKING ABYSMAL)
3. Noname – Room 25 (the cutest album of 2018)
2. Pusha T – DAYTONA (best rap album of 2018)
1. KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Self-Titled (I CAN STILL FEEL THE LOVE) – 10/10

Honorable mentions:
Oxnard – Anderson .Paak
FM! – Vince Staples
FETTI – Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
BEWARE THE BOOK OF ELI – Ski Mask The Slump God
DiCaprio 2 – JID (this was super close to make into top 10)
i am > i was – Sir Savage XXI

The album i really loved but didn’t put on the list cuz it’s not hip hop is Isolation by Kali Uchis, It’s definitely top 3 of the year for me.

Payton King says:

I LOVE DEATH GRIPS YES YES YES YES COULDN’T AGREE MORE

Pedro Freire says:

where the fuck is connan mockasin’s jassbusters?????

Imre Csebits says:

where is the DOOM x Czarface album??

Christian Muñoz Rodríguez says:

Anomames, Natalia “La chaparrita más hermosa de México” Lafourcade está en el top 10 del melón

Sedative Siren says:

Deluxe Pain

Lewis Knudsen says:

Leon Bridges’ Good Thing should be on here

ika kalmikov says:

How is die lit and not astroworld in this

luigi esposito says:

Kamikazee

bluezone 77 says:

Beerbongs and Bentleys no.1

warped ? says:

23:56 *surprised Pikachu face*

Miguel Cruz Gamez says:

¿ Y Cole que????

Russell Westbrook says:

These comments are hilarious

Slim Sam64 says:

12:35 TA13OO FOREVER!!!!

Inconsistent TechDad says:

Happy to see kids see ghosts so high on the list. (I THINK) it was my favorite album of 2018.

Bobby Tarantino says:

the shelf

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