The year 2018 has already packed our playlists with amazing new jams and albums. Highlights come from up-and-comers (hi, Cardi B) and reliable hitmakers (what’s up, Drake).

And, of course, a ton of Kanye West-produced albums that he crafted in his Wyoming compound.

With popular artists such as Migos, J. Cole and Post Malone putting out albums, it’s hard to find time to listen to everything. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work for you.

Using a combination of Metacritic scores and album sales, we’ve determined the best albums of 2018, and how to download them.

Artists: cardi b, Drake, Janelle Monae, kacey musgraves, pusha t

Related Artists: Cardi B & YG, Nicki Minaj, The Carters, Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks, Lil' Kim, Bhad Bhabie, Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B, Post Malone, CupcakKe

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