Pretty Much Amazing's Albums of the Year 2018

Pretty Much Amazing's Albums of the Year 2018

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23. Mitski - Be the Cowboy

August 17, 2018
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

21. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
She’s far from the perfect rapper, or person for that matter, but she never exactly promised either. Competing with herself, Cardi promised a self-earned victory, and she delivered.

20. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

March 9, 2018
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

19. The Voidz - Virtue

March 30, 2018
Critic Score
72
19 reviews

Julian has been leading us here since First Impressions of Earth, he has finally made his no-fi, bonkers masterpiece.

15. Jon Hopkins - Singularity

May 4, 2018
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

Singularity is the follow up every fan would hope for. It's larger; it's denser; it's quicker. It’s a 63-minute microhouse masterpiece. It rebroadcasts Hopkins’ sound as a more atmospheric, clearer vision. Whether its an improvement upon Immunity isn’t important — it’s a definite refinement.

12. Snail Mail - Lush

June 8, 2018
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

11. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer

April 27, 2018
Critic Score
85
33 reviews
It champions both Monáe and the identity she embraces, an identity which receives visibility and a new idol in one fell swoop. Naturally, an idol as talented as Monáe wears this identity proudly, imbuing it with funk and power pop to match her confidence.

9. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

February 16, 2018
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
Companion piece or full-on replacement, it matters not. Do yourself a favor and listen to the album you should have listened to seven years ago.

8. Christine and the Queens - Chris

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
86
27 reviews

7. DJ Koze - Knock Knock

May 4, 2018
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

This is the kind of album you might find yourself less inclined to play all the way through than scroll through the tracklist and queue up songs at will, but there’s enough great music here that you could have a new favorite song every day.

6. Rosalía - El Mal Querer

November 2, 2018
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

5. Beach House - 7

May 11, 2018
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

Always ones to shoot for the stars and then find out they were already living on one, Beach House’s new record 7, lives up to all the hype you can heap on it and more. 7 is massive and intimate, dense yet understandable, fresh yet classic.

4. Kali Uchis - Isolation

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

Unlike the soft, almost ingénue qualities of Por Vida, Isolation fortifies itself against unwanted faces and/or forces. Uchis grew up, and in doing so, grew harder.

3. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017

February 17, 2018
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

It’s a different sort of project, sure, and the way it ping-pongs between pastiche and higher art is interesting. But so much of this music has been done better by other artists.

2. Robyn - Honey

October 26, 2018
Critic Score
86
23 reviews

1. Pusha T - Daytona

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

Another rare instance of an artist coming up with a classic a decade after what seemed like the peak of his career (Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury), and the only thing that could’ve made it better was if he pre-released “Infrared” so that Drake could’ve responded and we could’ve had an album with “The Story of Adidon” on it.

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