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The A.V. Club's Best Hip Hop Albums of 2018

The A.V. Club's Best Hip Hop Albums of 2018

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03 Greedo - God Level

03 Greedo - God Level
June 26, 2018
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

Armand Hammer - Paraffin

Armand Hammer - Paraffin
August 30, 2018
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

She’s probably the most powerful woman in hip-hop right now, but what’s encouraging is that she seems to be carving a self-made path that allows for contradictions, imperfections, variabilities. Cardi B got here by rapping her face off, and on Invasion Of Privacy, she determines to stay here by doing it for—well, nine more tracks. So far, so good.

Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs

Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
November 30, 2018
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

The video-game melancholia and digital ephemera of I Don’t Like Shit showed how purposeful the blown-out sonics of the SoundCloud era can be when paired with a generational talent, but Some Rap Songs places Earl’s aesthetic within a longer timeline, reaching back to the atmospheric, bomb-shelter style of turn-of-the-millennium backpack rap, as well as the early-’90s golden age to which that nodded.

Gunna & Lil Baby - Drip Harder

Gunna & Lil Baby - Drip Harder
October 5, 2018
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

Noname - Room 25

Noname - Room 25
September 14, 2018
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

From beginning to end, Room 25 is a testimony to the power of telling your story and the hope that can be found in doing so without apology

Pusha T - Daytona

Pusha T - Daytona
May 25, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

It’s all dope-boy come-up stories, subliminal shit-talk, and luxury at a level only possible to convey via fine-art name-dropping and whatever the fuck a “caviar facial” is. For the first time since going solo, it all feels of a piece.

Saba - Care for Me

Saba - Care for Me
April 5, 2018
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

There’s an introspective urgency to Saba’s songs, like they’re the only thing keeping the 23-year-old from succumbing to the systemic and social madness that surrounds him on Chicago’s West Side, and that rawness has only expanded on sophomore effort Care For Me.

Tierra Whack - Whack World

Tierra Whack - Whack World
May 30, 2018
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

Vince Staples - FM!

Vince Staples - FM!
November 2, 2018
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
Original Source: https://music.avclub.com/the-best-hip-hop-albums-of-2018-1830834044
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