The Best Albums of 2018

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This week, Jim and Greg share their favorite albums of 2018. They also hear picks from Sound Opinions producers and listeners.

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The Best Albums of 2018

The end of 2018 is near, and that means it’s time to reveal the best of the year lists from Jim and Greg! Also, listeners and Sound Opinions producers contribute some picks as well.

Jim

  • Viagra Boys, Street Worms
  • CupcakKe, Ephorize
  • Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel
  • Superchunk, What a Time to Be Alive
  • Dessa, Chime
  • Vince Staples, FM!
  • Amanda Shires, To the Sunset
  • The Beths, Future Me Hates Me
  • John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
  • Parquet Courts, Wide Awake!

Greg

  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Years
  • IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance
  • Noname, Room 25
  • Superchunk, What a Time to Be Alive
  • Saba, CARE FOR ME
  • Our Girl, Stranger Today
  • Parquet Courts, Wide Awake!
  • boygenius, boygenius
  • Motorcade, Motorcade
  • Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound

Producers

  • Alex Claiborne: Ariana Grande, Sweetener
  • Andrew Gill: Chance the Rapper, Chance 4
  • Ayana Contreras: Petite Noir, La Maison Noir

Listeners

  • Paul from NY: Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
  • Mike from Charlotte, NC: Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound
  • Aaron from NC: Northward, Northward
  • Caldwell from Nashville: Rosalía, El mal querer

Hear more of these songs on our Spotify playlist.

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