Album Roundup

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NASIR — Kanye West & Nas

The sociopolitical wisdom of Nas and the producing-wizardry of Kanye — what more can you ask for? I’ll have more to say in my forthcoming roundup of all Kanye’s summer albums.


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Expectations — Bebe Rexha

A guilty pleasure that I don’t feel even a lick of guilt over how much pleasure it brings me. Then why even the suggestion of shame? The album contains nary a moment of pop novelty throughout, besides perhaps her intermittently heart-wrenching voice — which is Kesha-esque, albeit lacking her producing inventiveness and palpable personality — and the country-infused closer, which should inform whatever comes next for Bebe, a way to differentiate herself musically from the other hordes of wannabe chart-toppers. Nevertheless, I like what I like, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!


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International Artist — A Boogie wit da Hoodie

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Dan + Shay — Dan + Shay

The epitome of country pop — the album’s first half is more country, the second half veers towards pop — except the voices are male instead of female.


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Bad Witch — Nine Inch Nails

A bit too metal-ish for my tastes. For fellow fans of Trent Reznor’s (Nine Inch Nails is his musical pseudonym) film scores for David Fincher, the album’s worth a listen to fully appreciate his range; only one of its six tracks — “I’m Not From This World”  bears significant resemblance to his cinematic compositions.


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Pray For The Wicked — Panic! At the Disco

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2018 Albums, Ranked

  1. Black Panther — Kendrick Lamar
  2. Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
  3. NASIR — Kanye West & Nas
  4. DAYTONA — Kanye West & Pusha T
  5. KIDS SEE GHOSTS — Kanye West & Kid Cudi
  6. ye — Kanye West
  7. The Color of You — Alina Baraz
  8. Redemption — Jay Rock
  9. Light of Mine — KYLE
  10. Man of the Woods — Justin Timberlake
  11. beerbongs & bentleys — Post Malone
  12. My Dear Melancholy, — The Weeknd
  13. DAY69 — 6ix9ine
  14. Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
  15. SR3MM — Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi
  16. Testing — A$AP Rocky
  17. ? — XXXTENTACION
  18. Culture 2 — Migos
  19. Bobby Tarantino II — Logic
  20. Vacation in Hell — Flatbush Zombies
  21. GANGIN — SOB X RBE
  22. Sex & Cigarettes — Toni Braxton
  23. Isolation — Kali Uchs
  24. D6: Reloaded — Lil Wayne
  25. KOD — J. Cole
  26. Little Dark Age — MGMT
  27. Blue Madonna — BØRNS
  28. 44/876 — Sting & Shaggy
  29. Amen — Rich Brian
  30. Five Five — Pouya
  31. For My Fans — Fetty Wap
  32. Expectations — Bebe Rexha
  33. 4275 — Jacquees
  34. Common Ground — Above & Beyond
  35. It’s Complicated — Wale
  36. California — Diplo
  37. Punken — Maxo Kream
  38. When We (Remix) — Tank
  39. 2.23 — Blac Youngsta
  40. Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
  41. Trapholizay — Zaytoven
  42. Cosmic — Bazzi
  43. As She Pleases — Madison Beer
  44. Life of a Dark Rose — Lil Skies
  45. Love Yourself Tear — BTS
  46. Lost & Found — Jorja Smith
  47. Ready — Ella Mai
  48. BEWARE THE BOOK OF ELI — Ski Mask the Slump God
  49. Activated — Tee Grizzley
  50. God’s Favorite Customer — Father John Misty
  51. Vibras — J Balvin
  52. By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
  53. The Big Pescado — Berner
  54. P2 — Dave East
  55. Camila — Camila Cabello
  56. I Like It Loud — Tiesto
  57. M A N I A — Fall Out Boy
  58. Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
  59. MEMORIES DON’T DIE — Tory Lanez
  60. International Artist — A Boogie wit da Hoodie
  61. Bless Yo Trap — Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz
  62. Goodbye & Good Riddance — Juice WRLD
  63. Reckless — NAV
  64. The Longshot — The Longshot
  65. Fate — Tammy Rivera
  66. The World is Yours — Rich the Kid
  67. Kolorblind — DJ ESCO
  68. Edgewood — Trouble & Mike WiLL Made-It
  69. Hurtin’ Me — Stefflon Don
  70. F.A.M.E. — Maluma
  71. Rearview Town — Jason Aldean
  72. This One’s For You Too — Luke Combs
  73. Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Lena Hall
  74. November — SiR
  75. The Chocolate Box — Jeremih
  76. Voicenotes — Charlie Puth
  77. The Vault — G-Eazy
  78. Dan + Shay — Dan + Shay
  79. Heart Break Kodak — Kodak Black
  80. Die Lit — Playboi Carti
  81. Ottopsy — Chief Keef
  82. Lil Boat 2 — Lil Yachty
  83. Glock Bond — Key Glock
  84. Drip Season 3 — Gunna
  85. Spiritual Conversations — Mozzy
  86. SUPERFLY — Future & Co.
  87. The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It — 2 Chainz
  88. Bad Witch — Nine Inch Nails
  89. Humble Beast (Deluxe) — G Herbo
  90. Rich As In Spirit — Rich Homie Quan
  91. Pain and Pleasure — Tink
  92. Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
  93. Ray Ray from Summerhill — YFN Lucci
  94. Fredas Son — YFN Lucci 
  95. We Beefin? — at Wendys
  96. Dex Meets Dexter — Famous Dex
  97. Harder Than Ever — Lil Baby
  98. Age Of — Oneohtrix Point Never
  99. Just Cause Y’all Waited — Lil Durk
  100. Apart — Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
  101. The Marina — Curren$y & Harry Fraud
  102. Sick Boy…Everybody Hates Me — The Chainsmokers 
  103. Hear No Evil — Young Thug
  104. Chained to the City — Kevin Gates
  105. Master the Day of Judgement — YoungBoy Never Broke Again
  106. Until Death Call My Name — YoungBoy Never Broke Again
  107. 2 Heartless — Moneybagg Yo
  108. Grow God — Money Man
  109. Don Talk — Don Q
  110. N****S Get Shot — Young Dolph
  111. Rich Hood — HoodRich Pablo Juan
  112. The Leek 4 — Chief Keef
  113. Pray For The Wicked — Panic! At the Disco

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