Pretty Much Amazing's Albums of the Year 2018

Pretty Much Amazing's Albums of the Year 2018

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23.

August 17, 2018
Critic Score
85
35 reviews

21.

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
82
22 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.

March 9, 2018
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

19.

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.

May 4, 2018
Critic Score
82
29 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.

June 8, 2018
Critic Score
80
33 reviews

11.

April 27, 2018
Critic Score
86
36 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.

February 16, 2018
Critic Score
82
26 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.

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

7.

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.

November 2, 2018
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

5.

May 11, 2018
Critic Score
81
33 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.

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
21 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.

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.

October 26, 2018
Critic Score
88
27 reviews

1.

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
85
23 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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