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Slutty Raver Costumes Best Albums of 2018 Awards

Great job! You get five stars and an A+. These are the best ten albums of 2018, as selected by Slutty Raver Costumes. Be sure to buy them.

The following albums are our picks for the top ten albums of 2018. They are listed in chronological order. Keep in mind this is a dance music blog. If you don’t agree then why don’t you go make your own list? Read through to the bottom to see a playlist of our top ten music videos of 2018.

Camila Cabello, Camilla

Camila Cabello, Camila on Vinyl ($24.97)

On January 12, 2018 Camila Cabello released her debut album Camilla. They have played “Havana” on the radio 14 times per day every day since then, and there is a Spanish remix with Daddy Yankee. The 11-track release featured production from Skrillex, Pharrell Williams and more.

The Weeknd, My Dear Melancholy

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The Weekend, My Dear Melancholy ($5.99)

Skrillex also contributed a track to the Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy alongside Gesaffelstein. It was released on March 30, 2018. This was the Weeknd’s Selena Gomez break up tribute album. Now he just whores around with Bella Hadid. But he’s so good at singer songwriting!

Marshmello, Joytime II

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Marshmello, Joytime II

Marshmello released his second studio album Joytime II on June 22, 2018. It was the follow up to his 2016 release Joytime. He has blown up since then. Around the same time he collaborated with Anne-Marie on a track called “FRIENDS” that was included on her debut album the same year.

Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked

Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked on Vinyl ($24.99)

Alternative band Panic! at the Disco released Pray for the Wicked on June 22, 2018. It was their sixth studio album. They made a comeback to the top of the alt rock charts with singles like “Say Amen” and “High Hopes.” Both songs were readily remixed into house music remixes.

Ariana Grande, Sweetener

Ariana Grande, Sweetener on Vinyl ($26)

In 2018 the life of Ariana Grande was an unbelievable cluster fuck of drama, news and publicity. On August 17, 2018 she dropped her fourth studio album Sweetener. It included hit songs such as “God Is a Woman,” “Breathin” and “No Tears Left to Cry.” The music videos promptly went viral.

Joji, Ballads 1

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Joji, Ballads 1

Former YouTube comedian turned serious musician Joji released his debut studio album Ballads 1 via 88 Rising on October 26, 2018. The resulting singles “Slow Dancing in the Dark,” “Yeah Right,” “Can’t Get Over You” and “Test Drive” were in the top trending on YouTube. It sold good too.

Steve Aoki, Neon Future III

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Steve Aoki, Neon Future III

Out on November 9, 2018, Neon Future III was Steve Aoki’s fifth studio length album. It included the hit song “Waste It on Me” featuring Korean boy band BTS. There were other good songs such as “Be Somebody” with Nicky Romero featuring Kiiara, or “Lie to Me” featuring Ira Wroldsen.

Clean Bandit, What Is Love?

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Clean Bandit, What Is Love?

Clean Bandit released What Is Love? on November 30, 2018. Their second studio length album, it had a lot of hit singles like “Rockabye” featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. There was the epic “I Miss You” featuring Julia Michaels. And who could forget “Solo” featuring Demi Lovato?

Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing

Alessia Cara, The Pains of Growing on Vinyl ($25)

Alessia Cara debuted her sophomore album The Pains of Growing on November 30, 2018 via Def Jam records. Songs like “Trust My Lonely” and “Not Today” made it seem like she was going through the pains of growing up in the spotlight. She got into a suit wearing phase.

The Chainsmokers, Sick Boy

The Chainsmokers, Sick Boy LP ($9.99)

On December 14, 2018 the Chainsmokers unloaded their second studio length album. They avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with collaborative singles like “Side Effects” featuring Emily Warren, “Somebody” featuring Drew Love, and “This Feeling” featuring Kelsi Ballerni.

For more watch our top ten music videos of 2018 on YouTube. They are very similar to the top ten albums list, but in the form of three minute music videos. So many memories.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.