My Favorite Albums of 2018





Happy New Year! For my first post of the year, I'm going to be sharing my favorite albums of 2018. So many of my favorite artists released music this year and I discovered several new musicians as well - so I'm very excited to share them with you! I've been looking forward to writing this post all year and I have loved curating this list throughout 2018. I hope you enjoy reading it!

sweetener // Ariana Grande



The most anticipated album of 2018 for me was Sweetener by Ariana Grande. I love all of her albums so much, but this is my favorite. I can see that it wasn't made in the way her other albums were - it feels more genuine and complete in comparison to her past releases. Sweetener shows how much she has grown as a person and as a musician over the past two years. I absolutely love every single song on this album that its hard to even pick my favorites. 

My favorite songs:
blazed feat. Pharrell Williams
R.E.M
God is a woman
no tears left to cry
everytime
goodnight n go
get well soon

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships // The 1975


A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships is another album that I looked forward to all year. The 1975 is one of my all time favorite bands and this is a great representation of who they are. Their lyrics are so personal and honest, while also being culturally relevant to the times we live in today. They have so many important underlying messages that most artists these days don't write/sing about, which sets them apart from a lot of other pop music today. 

My favorite songs:
TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME
Love It If We Made It
I Like America & America Likes Me
Sincerity Is Scary
It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)
I Couldn't Be More In Love

Youngblood // 5 Seconds of Summer


5SOS has been one of my favorite bands since 2014 and I have loved seeing how far their music has come over the years. Youngblood shows so much growth and maturity compared to their first 2 albums, while also incorporating parts of their older style into it. I went to their Meet You There Tour a few months ago and this album sounded even better live! That was my fourth time seeing 5SOS and it was the best one I've been to so far. It seems that they have found what their signature sound is with Youngblood and I can't wait to see what else they release in the future!

My favorite songs:
Youngblood
Lie To Me
Moving Along
If Walls Could Talk
Meet You There

Camila // Camila Cabello


Camila's debut album feels very authentic to who she is and is a great introduction to her career as a solo artist. I wasn't much of a fan of Fifth Harmony, but when Camila went solo her music was so much different than what I thought it would be. I don't know exactly what it is, but it has really let her true talent shine through - both vocally and with her songwriting abilities. This album came out in the beginning of 2018 and it has been on repeat ever since. She has been one of my favorite and most listened-to artists of the year - I can't wait to hear more music from her!

My favorite songs:
Never Be the Same
All These Years
She Loves Control
Havana
Inside Out
Real Friends

Shawn Mendes // Shawn Mendes


I have been a fan of Shawn Mendes for a while and this is by far his best, and most personal, album he's released so far. I said this before with others I mentioned in this post, but his music has grown so much in the past few years. His voice sounds more mature and feels like he really found who he is musically. 

My favorite songs:
Like To Be You feat. Julia Michaels
Lost In Japan
Why
Youth feat. Khalid
Mutual
When You're Ready

Yesterday's Tomorrow Night // Harry Hudson


In my opinion, Harry Hudson is an incredibly underrated artist who I hope gets more recognition in 2019. His sound is a mix between pop, folk and rock, which is a group of genres that fit really well together for him. He's overcome a lot in his life and his strength shows in his music. I've been non-stop listening to this album for the past few months!

My favorite songs:
The Legend Of The Yellow Rose
Criminal 
Cry For Love
Kelsey
Yellow Lights
Gone

Make My Bed // King Princess


Another artist who is very underrated is King Princess. I first heard of her song "1950" when Harry Styles posted about it earlier in the year and I've loved every song she's released since. She has such a unique sound and is someone who I believe will be a prominent figure in the future of pop music. 

My favorite songs:
Upper West Side
Holy
1950

A Star Is Born Soundtrack // Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper


A Star Is Born was my favorite movie in 2018, a big part of that is because of this amazing soundtrack. A beautiful story of hope, love, and heartbreak is told through the music. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper made a great duo in this movie and it wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for them in it. 

My favorite songs:
La Vie En Rose
Maybe It's Time
Shallow
Always Remember Us This Way
Is That Alright?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my favorite albums of the year. In the comment section below I would love to hear what some of your favorites of 2018 are & what you thought of mine. My next post is going to be about my favorite makeup products of the year, so be sure to subscribe and come back soon for that! I have a lot of fun posts planned for this year and I can't wait to share them soon! I hope you have a happy and healthy new year! ♡♡

-Melissa

Below is a list of links to some of my other music-related posts from 2018 that you may be interested in!

Comments

  1. Ariana Grande in definitely on everyone's list for 2018.

    Yiota
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    1. I agree! 2018 was a great year for her music! Thanks for reading, Yiota! :)

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  2. These are awesome picks! I love this new album by Ariana Grande and who doesn't love Havana by Camila Cabello. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Happy new year Melissa, hope you have a wonderful 2019! Thank you for sharing your favourites, I quite like some of Shawn Mendes songs so going to give the album a listen to. 5 Seconds of Summer are a great band too! Cool list! <3 xx

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    1. Shawn Mendes' album is great, I think you'd really like it! Thanks for reading, Bexa! Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  4. I loved reading about your favourite albums of the year. I must admit that I'm not familiar with all of them, but I might look them up. I heard some songs from A Star a Born and I think they're just wonderful. Lady Gaga has a great voice and I'm happy she is starting to use it more often. People often don't see that, because of her eccentric style, but she is a very good singer so it's great she is opting for more serious musical performances.
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    1. I agree! In the past few years, I feel that she's being herself and really letting her true talents shine through without any distractions. she's one of my favorites! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Ivana! :)

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    1. Me too! They're my favorite! Thanks for reading, Ashley! :)

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  6. I love so many of these but there are a couple I've not listened into so will definitely do so! I'm always in need of new stuff to add to my Apple Music!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Soph! I hope you enjoy these recommendations! :)

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  7. Happy New Year! I remember being so excited about 5SOS's new album, but it seems like they fell off the radar a little after Youngblood, which is such a shame. Ariana Grande's new album was my absolute favourite!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  8. Thanks for sharing & Happy New Year! I am definitely in love with Ariana Grande's album and Havana was one of my favourite songs :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, Chynna! Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  9. I often listen most of these songs. These are really good collection. Some of the together can be a good gift ideas for music lover friends.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  10. I really enjoyed the Shawn Mendes album .

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  11. Love all these picks. Perfect styling as always!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
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    Xo

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  12. Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx- Nina

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  13. Amazing picks you have here dear. Can't go wrong with any of these. Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. I also loved Sweetener! My favourite song from it no tears left to cry, God is a woman is a close second. I agree with you on how Camilla's talent really shone after she went solo, glad her solo career is doing so well. Youngblood (the song) was one of my summer anthems , before it I had never listened to 5SOS before. Great list Melissa! xx

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    1. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Demilade! No tears left to cry and God is a woman are two of my favorites too, I listen to them non-stop - God is a woman was actually my most played song of the year on Spotify haha. I'm glad Camila's solo career is going well too, it seems like all of the girls from 5H are doing so much better as solo artists! You should definitely listen to more 5SOS! Especially their newest album, I think you'd like it! Thanks again for reading and Happy New Year! :)

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  15. I love the soundtrack for A Star Is Born. I'll have to check out a couple others now. Thanks!

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    1. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper did such a great job with it! Thanks for reading, Bill! I hope you enjoy some of my recommendations! :)

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  16. It is always nice when you discover new artist and albums you enjoy. Ariana Grande does a great job with her songs! Oh man, I haven't heard of 5SOS for the longest! I love that you bring in different flavors of music. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you for our kind comment, Nancy! Ariana released so much great music in 2018, I'm excited to see what else she releases this year! You should definitely listen to 5SOS's newest album, it's much different than what they released in the past! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment! :) Happy New Year!

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  17. Interesting selection, thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  18. These are great albums! Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga and Brady Cooper are my favorite!
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    1. Thanks for reading! :) Sweetener & A Star Is Born are amazing!

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  19. I notice some that happen to be my favorites too! Like Ariana, Shawn Mendes, and A Star is Born's soundtracks! Thank you so much for sharing them!

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    1. I love that we have a common taste in music! Thanks for reading, Dyn! :)

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  20. I love Camilla and Ariana Grande. Their music is amazing. Something that I really enjoy listening to.

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    1. I agree! They make great music! Thanks for reading, FashionRadi! :)

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  21. Great list! I admit I haven't heard of King Princess but now I'm intrigued to listen to her songs. My favourite song in 2018 for me would be Shallow, I just couldn't stop singing that song for days though I still have to watch the movie.

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    1. You should definitely listen to King Princess! She makes great music! Shallow is such an amazing song, I highly recommend watching the movie! The part of the movie where she sings that song is such a powerful moment! Thanks for reading! :)

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  22. Great music picks. I haven't heard of The 1975 as well as Harry Hudson. Will check them out.

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    1. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I do! Thanks for reading, Hena! :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing your top picks! I'm definitely guilty of just leaving spotify on radio, I should go look out artist albums more often! :)

    Hope that your week is going well so far :)

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    1. I recommend checking out the Spotify discover playlists or going on the "recommended songs" section of your favorite playlists! That's how I find most of the new artists I listen to! Thanks for reading, Mica! I hope your week is going well so far, too! :) Thanks for your comment!

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  24. I have also loved Ariana Grande's music lately; she has such a feel-good, powerful vibe to her music right now!!

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    1. I agree! For the past year she's been releasing so many amazing songs! Thanks for reading, Gabrielle! :)

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  25. I loved Ariana's album too, deffo my favourite of the year xx

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    1. It's such a great album! Thanks for reading, Gemma! :)

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  26. Such wonderful albums – thank you for sharing! Ariana Grande is one of my faves too :)

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