Top 10 album picks of 2018

Lily De Young

All I want for Christmas is music reviews! With the year coming to an end it is time to reflect on the hits of 2018. Without further ado, here are Buddy and Lily’s top ten albums of 2018 (in no particular order):

Lily’s favorite albums

‘Pray for the Wicked’ by Panic! at the Disco. With tons of top 10 songs including “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”, “Hey Look Ma I Made It”, and “High Hopes” this may be their most successful album yet.

“beerbongs & bentleys” by Post Malone will make you feel like a Rockstar with countless star-studded collabs such as Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, and G-Eazy. After the success of his 2016 album Stoney and this year’s b&b, it looks like the 23-year-old can only go up from here.

Car Seat Headrest changed the game with their re-released version of 2011’s album Twin Fantasy (Mirror-To-Mirror) as Twin Fantasy (Face-To-Face) this year with all new re-recorded everything reimaging lead singer Will Toledo’s 18-year-old recordings with fresh vocals and crisp guitar and drums.

‘Golden Hour’ by Kacey Musgraves perfectly encapsulates the long lonely summer months in a way that makes you feel like dancing and stargazing at the same time.

Waterparks made waves with their second studio album ‘Entertainment’ that brings the late ‘90’s pop punk scene back to life in a new polished way.


Buddy’s favorite 5 albums


This album has a little bit of everything on it. If you’re looking for an absolute banger, REEL IT IN has you covered. If you’re looking for something on the chill side, DR. WHOEVER will keep you in a mood.

Swimming by Mac Miller

This album is Mac Miller’s last before he passed away. I instantly fell in love with this album after the very first song. It sets a kind of chill mood every time anyone listens to it. It’s just a really easy album to fall in love with.

Milky Way by Bas

Although Bas is somewhat of a lesser known rapper, his album released in late August doesn’t have a single song I don’t enjoy on it. Tribe featuring J. Cole is one of my favorite feel good songs of the year, and Boca Raton featuring A$AP Ferg is one of my favorite overall songs of the year.

Scorpion by Drake

Would this even be a list if this album wasn’t here? I would say most of the adolescents across the United States would say that this was the best album of 2018. With songs like “Nonstop,” “Emotionless,” “God’s Plan,” “I’m upset,” “Mob Ties,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings.” I mean, tell me that’s not hot.

Culture 2

Ok ok, I know. “That came out last year dude.” False. Culture 2 came out 26 days into the new year. It may seem a little outdated, but remember the days of turnin’ up to “Stir Fry” in the car and struttin’ past Mr.Gannon while Quavo says he walks around with his chain loose down the hall? That was this year. I mean, “Walk It Talk It” is my music video of the year by far.