18 Albums You Should Have Listened To In 2018

Every year is a new year for music. Artists work day in and day out to release their best music, to build upon or change the sound that their fans have grown to love. 2018 wasn’t any different. This year saw the drop of many anticipated albums, many of which have made this list. Here are 18 albums (in no particular order) you should’ve listened to in 2018 due to their production, vibe, vocals and lyricism.

1. KOD - J.Cole

Fave song(s): Kevin’s Heart, Motiv8, The Cut Off

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

2. ASTROWORLD- Travis Scott

Fave song(s): NO BYSTANDERS & CAN’T SAY

Genre: Hip-Hop/ Rap

3. Scorpion- Drake

Fave song: After Dark

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

4. Harlon & Alondra- Buddy

Fave song(s): Trouble on Central & Speechless

Genre: Hip-Hop/ Rap

5. Lady Lady- Masego

Fave song: Just a Little

Genre: R&B/Soul

6. Invasion of Privacy- Cardi B

Fave song: Bickenhead

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

7. Lost & Found - Jorja Smith

Fave song: Teenage Fantasy

Genre: R&B/Soul

8. Saturn- Nao

Fave song(s): Saturn (feat. Kwabs), Orbit, Love Supreme

Genre: Hip-hop/Rap

9. Sweetener- Ariana Grande

Fave song(s): R.E.M & get well soon

Genre: Pop

10. ONEPOINTFIVE- Aminé

Fave song(s): DR. WHOEVER, REEL IT IN, CANTU

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

11. Championships- Meek Mill

Fave song: 24/7 & Who’s Free (ft. Rick Ross & Jay-Z)

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

12. Last Day of Summer- Summer Walker

Fave song(s): CPR & Deep

Genre: R&B/Soul

13. Swimming- Mac Miller

Fave song(s): Small Worlds & What’s the Use?

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

14. Hive Mind - The Internet

Fave song(s): It Gets Better (With Time), Wanna Be, Come Over

Genre: R&B/Soul

15. NOIR - Smino

Fave song(s): SPINZ & HOOPTI

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

16. beerbongs & bentleys- Post Malone

Fave song: Takin’ Shots

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

17. K.T.S.E - Teyana Taylor

Fave song: Gonna Love Me

Genre: R&B/Soul

18. DiCaprio 2- J.I.D

Fave song(s): Off Deez (ft. J.Cole)  & Workin Out

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Honorable mentions:

  • Room 25- Noname    

  • Whack World- Tierra Whack

  • Hiding Place- Tori Kelly

  • Everything is Love - The Carters

  • Black Panther The Album- Kendrick Lamar

  • Culture II- Migos

  • Die Lit- Playboi Carti

  • Drip Harder- Lil Baby & Gunna

  • Negro Swan- Blood Orange

  • A Love Letter to You 3- Trippie Red

  • NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES- Metro Boomin

  • Queen- Nicki Minaj

Have fun listening to some new albums you may not have known about!