Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2018

Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2018

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24.

February 16, 2018
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

As well-realized as the original Twin Fantasy was, and as much as it's defined by a specific period in its creator's life, it's obvious that Toledo sees the project as a fluid work.

23.

June 22, 2018
Critic Score
75
27 reviews

Nine Inch Nails’s Bad Witch wrestles with a depraved culture that's showing signs of impending collapse.

22.

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

20.

August 17, 2018
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

Sweetener is a reflection of Grande's growing awareness of herself as an artist and her place in the world.

19.

Sofi Tukker - Treehouse
April 13, 2018
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

Though Sofi Tukker’s mélange of disparate sounds and influences ... lends Treehouse an air of worldly sophistication, Hawley-Weld and Halpern never take themselves or their music too seriously. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.

18.

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
85
31 reviews

With Wide Awake!, Parquet Courts treats both figurative and literal forward motion as a cathartic act.

17.

Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough
March 2, 2018
Critic Score
66
23 reviews

A Productive Cough is Titus Andronicus's freshest, wildest, most unexpected work to date.

16.

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

Unlike most ephemeral pop music today, Chris—like the gender-fluid character at its center—feels consequential and everlasting.

15.

August 24, 2018
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

Negro Swan is Blood Orange's most assured, accomplished, and significant album to date.

14.

November 2, 2018
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

13.

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
81
40 reviews

The singer-songwriter's impossibly effortless tunesmithing remains a preternatural force. But this time, it's accompanied by heavier subjects, more personal confessionals, and a sense that Barnett's cheery melodies exist solely to keep her from being crushed by the weight of the world.

12.

November 16, 2018
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

Caution feels like the album Mariah has wanted to make all along: one that literally throws caution to the wind and sees her embracing her inner weirdo.

10.

May 4, 2018
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

9.

May 4, 2018
Critic Score
67
10 reviews

Just as Dove's songs adopt a comparatively traditional pop-rock bent, they're lyrically more cogent than Donelly's early world-salad compositions, with a focus on family and mature relationships.

7.

August 17, 2018
Critic Score
85
35 reviews
Even as she continues to explore the dark parts of her soul lyrically, Mitski sounds more confident than ever.

6.

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
Taken together, these songs present Cardi as an artist confident enough to expand her sound but smart—and some might say calculated—enough not to drift too far from her wheelhouse.

5.

July 20, 2018
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

Hive Mind is the Internet's most musically diverse and synergetic album to date.

4.

August 31, 2018
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

Bloom may be less ambitious than its predecessor, but it frequently manages to do more with less.

2.

April 27, 2018
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

In shedding her sci-fi persona, Monáe has ended up making a great pop album, and a rallying call for “free-ass motherfuckers” everywhere.

1.

October 26, 2018
Critic Score
88
27 reviews

At nine lean but often seemingly formless tracks, Honey feels raw and incomplete, like a work in progress—and maybe that’s the point.

Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/the-25-best-albums-of-2018
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