Top Albums of 2018 – Contributors’ Lists

Before QRO lists our own top albums of another awful year, we give all of our contributors a chance to cast their votes....
Top Albums of 2014 - Contributors' Lists

Top Albums of 2018 - Contributors' Lists

Before QRO lists our own top albums of another awful year, we give all of our contributors a chance to cast their votes:

St. Vincent : MassEducationTed Chase
1 St. Vincent, MassEducation
2 We Were Promised Jetpacks, The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream
3 Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us
4 Big Bliss, At Middle Distance
5 Azure Ray, Waves
6 Grant-Lee Phillips, Widdershins
7 Moby, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt
8 Kate Nash, Yesterday Was Forever
9 Young the Giant, Mirror Master
We Were Promised Jetpacks : The More I Sleep The Less I Dream10 Chest High Fires, Chest High Fires
11 Death Cab for Cutie, Thank You For Today
12 Okkervil River, In the Rainbow Rain
13 Interpol, Marauder
14 Superchunk, What a Time To Be Alive
15 Lykke Li, so sad so sexy
16 Neko Case, Hell-On
17 Say Hi, Caterpillar Centipede
18 The Decemberists, I’ll Be Your Girl
19 Rubblebucket, Sun Machine
20 The Love Language, Baby Grand

Interpol : MarauderShaun Gordon
1 IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance
2 Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth
3 Oh Sees, Smote Reverser
4 Interpol, Marauder
5 Confidence Man, Confident Music for Confident People
6 Miserable Miracles, Pinkshinyultrablast
7 Boy Azooga, 1, 2, Kung Fu!
8 The Orioles, Silver Dollar Moment

Mike Infanger
Greta Van Fleet : Anthem of the Peaceful Army1 Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army
2 Atmosphere, Mi Vida Local
3 Bart and The Bedazzled, Blue Motel
4 The Monochrome Set, Maisieworld
5 Brant Bjork, Mankind Woman
6 Lily Allen, No Shame
7 Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
8 No Age, Snares Like a Haircut
9 The Fresh and Onlys, Wolf Lie Down
10 J Mascis, Elastic Days
Atmosphere : Mi Vida Local11 Metric, Art of Doubt
12 The Wombats, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
13 Art Brut, Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!
14 John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
15 Paul Weller, True Meanings

Emily Korn
1 Jessie Reyes, Being Human In Public
2 Sabrina Claudio, No Rain, No Flowers
3 Cautious Clay, Blood Type
4 Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer
5 Black Atlas, Pain and Pleasure

Mark Ortega
Sunflower Bean : Twenty-Two In Blue1 Sunflower Bean, Twenty-Two In Blue
2 Anderson .Paak, Oxnard
3 Spiritualized, And Nothing Hurt
4 Phantastic Ferniture, Phantastic Ferniture
5 Tom Misch, Geography
6 Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer
7 Against All Logic, 2012-2017
8 Mitski, Be the Cowboy
9 Jorja Smith, Lost & Found
10 Meg Myers, Take Me To the Disco

Luis Ruiz
BØRNS : Blue Madonna1 Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
2 Kali Uchis, Isolation
3 Christine & The Queens, Chris
4 Coheed and Cambria, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures
5 Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer

Howard Shiau
1 Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel
2 BØRNS, Blue Madonna
3 Meg Myers, Take Me To the Disco
4 Disturbed, Evolution
5 Smashing Pumpkins, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past, No Future. No Sun.
6 Interpol, Marauder
7 Sunflower Bean, Twenty-Two In Blue
8 Aurora, Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)
9 Tom Bailey, Science Fiction

Janelle Monae : Dirty ComputerMonica Simoes
1 Christine & The Queens, Chris
2 Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer
3 Boygenius, Boygenius
4 Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
5 Robyn, Honey
6 Natalie Prass, The Future and the Past
7 Lucius, Nudes
8 H.C. McEntire, Lionheart
9 Courtnie Marie Andrews, May Your Kindess Remain
10 The Watson Twins, Duo