These Are the Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Did Cardi B and Drake make the cut?

These Are the Best Albums of 2018 So Far

After 2017 blessed the world with new projects such as Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, Lorde’s Melodrama, SZA’s Ctrl and Jay-Z’s 4:44, there was absolutely no way that 2018 could top that… could it?

So far, this year has been filled with stellar new albums from budding superstars — Cardi B — to reliable hitmakers — Drake and Janelle Monáe, among others. And, of course, the multitude of Kanye West-produced albums that he crafted in his Wyoming compound.

We here at iDaily have already opened your minds to the best and worst movies of the year, and now, using a combination of Metacritic scores and album sales, we’ve set our sights on determining the best (not the worst, but the best) albums of 2018.