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Vote for Beat's Album of the Year 2018

We want your help to decide. 

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2018 has been a stellar year for music. This year’s album releases had us falling for new acts and others helped rekindle our love for old favourites. We’ve seen phenomenal debuts along with stunning additions to already glimmering catalogues, leaving the process of deciding on a favourite for the year quite daunting.

After much debate, the editorial team here at Beat have managed to condense our favourite album releases of 2018 down to a list of 30, but we want to hear from you to help us land on a winner. Whether it was a record that snuck up on you unannounced and took you into its warm embrace, or a release that surpassed your already high expectations, we want to know what has been your favourite album of 2018.

Check out the list below, and if you think we’ve left something out be sure to let us know. Get voting and stay tuned to see which record takes out the title of Beat's Album of the Year, to be announced on Friday December 21.

To vote for Beat's Album of the Year, go to this form. Voting closes Wednesday December 19.

Nominees for Beat's Album of the Year 2018 (in random order)

  1. Earl Sweatshirt — Some Rap Songs

  2. The Ocean Party — The Oddfellows’ Hall

  3. Kirkis — 2

  4. Julia Holter — Aviary

  5. Oh Pep! — I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You...

  6. Kurt Vile — Bottle It In

  7. Noname — Room 25

  8. Emma Louise — Lilac Everything

  9. The Goon Sax — We’re Not Talking

  10. Mitski — Be the Cowboy

  11. Blood Orange — Negro Swan

  12. Little Ugly Girls — Little Ugly Girls

  13. Laura Jean — Devotion

  14. Didirri — Measurements

  15. Snail Mail — Lush

  16. Jack River — Sugar Mountain

  17. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — Hope Downs

  18. Gabriella Cohen — Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love

  19. The Presets — Hi Viz

  20. Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel

  21. Jon Hopkins — Singularity

  22. Tropical Fuck Storm — A Laughing Death in Meatspace

  23. Gurrumul — Djarimirri

  24. Mod Con — Modern Convenience

  25. Totally Mild — Her

  26. Camp Cope — How to Socialise & Make Friends

  27. Marlon Williams — Make Way for Love

  28. Kamasi Washington — Heaven and Earth

  29. Beach House — 7

  30. Parquet Courts — Wide Awake!

The winner will be announced on Friday December 21.