The Best Albums of 2018

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.

Featured Songs

  1. John Prine, When I Get to Heaven, The Tree of Forgiveness, Oh Boy, 2018
  2. boygenius, Salt In the Wound, boygenius, Matador, 2018
  3. Vince Staples, FUN!, FM!, Def Jam, 2018
  4. Kacey Musgraves, Space Cowboy, Golden Hour, MCA Nashville, 2018
  5. Eleanor Friedberger, My Jesus Phase, Rebound, Frenchkiss, 2018
  6. Courtney Barnett, Nameless, Faceless, Tell Me How You Really Feel, Mom + Pop, 2018
  7. Ariana Grande, thank u, next, thank u, next (Single), Republic, 2018
  8. Chance the Rapper, 65th & Ingleside, 65th & Ingleside (Single), self-released, 2018
  9. Saba, PROM / KING, CARE FOR ME, Saba Pivot, LLC, 2018
  10. Superchunk, What a Time to Be Alive, What a Time to Be Alive, Merge, 2018
  11. Northward, Get What You Give, Northward, Nuclear Blast, 2018
  12. Rosalía, Malamente, El mal querer, Sony Music, 2018
  13. Noname, Don't Forget About Me, Room 25, No/Name, 2018
  14. Petite Noir, F.F.Y.F. (POW) (feat. Rha! Rha!), La Maison Noir, Roya, 2018
  15. Petite Noir, Blame Fire, La Maison Noir, Roya, 2018
  16. IDLES, Danny Nedelko, Joy as an Act of Resistance, Partisan, 2018
  17. Viagra Boys, Down in the Basement, Street Worms, YEAR0001, 2018
  18. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, What It Takes, Years, Bloodshot, 2018
  19. Urbie Green And His All-Stars, Jingle Bells, A Cool Yuletide, "X", 1954
  20. De La Soul, Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey), De La Soul Is Dead, Tommy Boy Entertainment, 1991
  21. Van Morrison, Fair Play, Veedon Fleece, Warner Bros., 1974
  22. Van Morrison, The Way Young Lovers Do, Astral Weeks, Warner Bros., 1968
  23. John Coltrane, Alabama, Live at Birdland, Impulse!, 1963
  24. Parliament, Mothership Connection (Star Child), Mothership Connection, Casablanca, 1975
  25. Led Zeppelin, Kashmir, Physical Graffiti, Swan Song, 1975
  26. Seu Jorge, Ziggy Stardust, The Life Aquatic Sessions, Hollywood, 2005