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Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2018

Complex Best 2018
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Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2018 list is out, and like most years, it’s heaviest on hip hop and R&B but also includes some other stuff like Kacey Musgraves, Kamasi Washington, Robyn, and Blood Orange. Elsewhere, they’ve got many of the year’s biggest rap albums (Migos, Drake, Playboi Carti, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd, Meek Mill, Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Kids See Ghosts, Cardi B, Black Panther, J Cole, Travis Scott, Pusha T) as well as some less mainstream ones (Roc Marciano & DJ Muggs, Denzel Curry, Royce Da 5’9″, Smino, J.I.D., Noname, Tierra Whack, Saba, Jay Rock, the Curren$y/Freddie Gibbs/Alchemist album). It’s a cool list, and you can check out the full thing below. Read more about each pick here.

Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2018
50. Migos, ‘Culture II’
49. Earl Sweatshirt, ‘Some Rap Songs’
48. Mariah Carey, ‘Caution’
47. Kamasi Washington, ‘Heaven and Earth’
46. The Weeknd, ‘My Dear Melancholy,’
45. Playboi Carti, ‘Die Lit’
44. Anderson .Paak, ‘Oxnard’
43. SiR, ‘November’
42. Westside Gunn, ‘Supreme Blientele’
41. Popcaan, ‘Forever’
40. Metro Boomin, ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’
39. J Balvin, ‘Vibras’
38. Empress Of, ‘Us’
37. Teyana Taylor, ‘K.T.S.E.’
36. Kacey Musgraves, ‘Golden Hour’
35. 03 Greedo, ‘God Level’
34. Drake, ‘Scorpion’
33. Roc Marciano & DJ Muggs, ‘KAOS’
32. Jeremih and Ty Dolla Sign, ‘MihTy’
31. Vince Staples, ‘FM!’
30. Rae Sremmurd, ‘SR3MM’
29. Denzel Curry, ‘TA13OO’
28. Meek Mill, ‘CHAMPIONSHIPS’
27. Royce Da 5’9”, ‘Book of Ryan’
26. Jacquees, ‘4275’
25. 6lack, ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’
24. Robyn, ‘Honey
23. Post Malone, ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’
22. Smino, ‘NØIR’
21. The Internet, ‘Hive Mind’
20. J.I.D, ‘DiCaprio 2’
19. Noname, ‘Room 25’
18. Lil Wayne, ‘Tha Carter V’
17. Currensy, Freddie Gibbs, and the Alchemist, ‘Fetti’
16. Tierra Whack, ‘Whack World’
15. Saba, ‘CARE FOR ME’
14. Kids See Ghosts, ‘Kids See Ghosts’
13. Janelle Monáe, ‘Dirty Computer’
12. Lil Baby and Gunna, ‘Drip Harder’
11. Mac Miller, ‘Swimming’
10. Cardi B, ‘Invasion of Privacy’
9. Blood Orange, ‘Negro Swan’
8. Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists, ‘Black Panther: The Album’
7. The Carters, ‘Everything Is Love’
6. Nipsey Hussle, ‘Victory Lap’
5. Jay Rock, ‘Redemption’
4. Ariana Grande, ‘Sweetener’
3. J. Cole, ‘KOD’
2. Travis Scott, ‘ASTROWORLD’
1. Pusha-T, ‘DAYTONA’

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