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Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2018

Pitchfork Best Albums 2018

Yesterday, Pitchfork published their list of the 100 best songs of 2018, and today their 50 best albums of 2018 list as here. As usual, you can guess a lot of the inclusions based on who got Best New Music, but the rankings don’t always line up with the BNMs or the scores. For example, Yves Tumor had the highest-scored album of 2018 but came in at #10, Beach House had the second highest-scored album of 2018 and came in at #20, and Ariana Grande — who didn’t get BNM — came in at #11. The list also skips a few albums that did get BNM (Jeff Tweedy, Tim Hecker, Joey Purp, The Carters, Father John Misty, Saba, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris), and includes more than a few that didn’t (Georgia Anne Muldrow, Blood Orange, Cat Power, Camp Cope, Adrianne Lenker, Arctic Monkeys, JPEGMAFIA, Rico Nasty, and more). The 1975 (who topped Pitchfork’s song list) came in at #21. The album list was topped by Mitski (who’s becoming a popular #1) this year.

Check out their full list below and read their commentary HERE. What do you think of the list?

Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2018
50: SOB x RBE – Gangin
49: Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload
48: Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
47: Skee Mask – Compro
46: Blood Orange – Negro Swan
45: Cat Power – Wanderer
44: Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends
43: Sleep – The Sciences
42: Adrianne Lenker – abysskiss
41: Ty Dolla $ign / Jeremih – MihTy
40: Iceage – Beyondless
39: The Internet – Hive Mind
38: Kali Uchis – Isolation
37: JPEGMAFIA – Veteran
36: Rico Nasty – Nasty
35: A.A.L (Against All Logic) – 2012-2017
34: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics
33: Sheck Wes – MUDBOY
32: Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
31: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
30: Christine and the Queens – Chris
29: boygenius – boygenius EP
28: Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
27: Soccer Mommy – Clean
26: Vince Staples – FM!
25: Playboi Carti – Die Lit
24: Julia Holter – Aviary
23: Travis Scott – Astroworld
22: U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
21: The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
20: Beach House – 7
19: Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
18: SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES
17: Pusha-T – Daytona
16: Jon Hopkins – Singularity
15: Noname – Room 25
14: Amen Dunes – Freedom
13: Tirzah – Devotion
12: CupcakKe – Ephorize
11: Ariana Grande – Sweetener
10: Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love
9: Tierra Whack – Whack World
8: Low – Double Negative
7: Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
6: Rosalía – El mal querer
5: Snail Mail – Lush
4: Robyn – Honey
3: DJ Koze – Knock Knock
2: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
1: Mitski – Be the Cowboy

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