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Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2018


Long-running UK music monthly music Q Magazine has just released their year-end issue with the Top 50 Albums of 2018 list. Given the magazine appeals to a slightly older, British audience it may be no surprise they’ve crowned Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino their #1 of the year. Let’s Eat Grandma‘s I’m All Ears and The 1975‘s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships are close behind at #2 and #3, and the top 5 is rounded out with Robyn‘s Honey and Parquet Courts’ Wide Awake! Elsewhere on Q’s list: Cardi B, Christine and the Queens, Mac Miller, Cat Power, Shame, IDLES, Kurt Vile, Anna Calvi, and a few core Q artists like Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Damon Albarn’s The Good The Bad & The Queen, Gaz Coombes, and Manic Street Preachers. Check out the full Q Top 50 LPs of 2018 list below.

Need more Brit mag Best-Of’s? Check out lists from MOJO and Uncut.

50. The Orielles — Silver Dollar Moment
49. Manic Street Preachers — Resistance Is Futile
48. Kamasi Washington — Heaven and Earth
47. The Good, the Bad & the Queen — Merrie Land
46. Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy
45. Mac Miller — Swimming
44. Panic! At the Disco — Pray For the Wicked
43. Everything Is Recorded — Everything Is Recorded
42. Sophie — Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
41. Lykke Li — so sad so sexy
40. Kids See Ghosts — Kids See Ghosts
39. Cat Power — Wanderer
38. Bill Ryder-Jones — Yawn
37. Beach House — 7
36. Eleanor Friedberger — Rebound
35. Julia Holter — Aviary
34. Go-Kart Mozart — Mozart’s Mini-Mart
33. Shame — Songs of Praise
32. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks — Sparkle Hard
31. Florence + The Machine — High As Hope
30. Kurt Vile — Bottle It In
29. Gaz Coombes — World’s Strongest Man
28. Neko Case — Hell-On
27. Daniel Avery — Song for Alpha
26. U.S. Girls — In a Poem Unlimited
25. Father John Misty — God’s Favorite Customer
24. Elvis Costello & The Imposters — Look Now
23. Tracey Thorn — Record
22. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — Hope Downs
21. Low — Double Negative
20. Spiritualized — And Nothing Hurt
19. Pusha T — Daytona
18. DJ Koze — Knock Knock
17. Ty Segall — Freedom’s Goblin
16. Mitski — Be the Cowboy
15. Blood Orange — Negro Swan
14. Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel
13. Gruff Rhys — Babelsberg
12. Kacey Musgraves — Golden Hour
11. Interpol — Marauder
10. Anna Calvi — Hunter
9. Paul Weller — True Meanings
8. Janelle Monáe — Dirty Computer
7. Idles — Joy as an Act of Resistance
6. Christine and the Queens — Chris
5. Parquet Courts — Wide Awake!
4. Robyn — Honey
3. The 1975 — A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
2. Let’s Eat Grandma — I’m All Ears
1. Arctic Monkeys — Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

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