2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions

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2018 Albums: AM Top 3000 Predictions

Postby Harold » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:32 pm

Forum veterans probably know that, once the EOY albums spreadsheet is complete, I usually post a completely unscientific set of predictions as to which of the year's albums will end up on the AM all-time top 3000 when the site is updated, and in what order. My "method" is simply to add each album's points from the spreadsheet to its Metacritic score. As basic as this calculation is, it's been surprisingly accurate over the years. So, here are my predictions for the albums of 2018!

The format for each listing is as follows:
Artist / Title / AM Spreadsheet Points / MetaScore / Total

TOP 500:
Janelle Monae / Dirty Computer / 231 / 87 / 318
Low / Double Negative / 220 / 86 / 306
IDLES / Joy as an Act of Resistance / 212 / 88 / 300

501-1000:
Pusha T / Daytona / 188 / 86 / 274
Mitski / Be the Cowboy / 174 / 87 / 261
Robyn / Honey / 155 / 89 / 244
Kacey Musgraves / Golden Hour / 141 / 89 / 230
SOPHIE / Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides / 134 / 86 / 220
Kamasi Washington / Heaven and Earth / 128 / 86 / 214
Beach House / 7 / 129 / 80 / 209

1001-2000:
Arctic Monkeys / Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino / 127 / 76 / 203
Cardi B / Invasion of Privacy / 117 / 84 / 201
Parquet Courts / Wide Awake! / 117 / 82 / 199
Courtney Barnett / Tell Me How You Really Feel / 118 / 80 / 198
Christine and The Queens / Chris / 108 / 89 / 197
Rosalia / El mal querer / 107 / 89 / 196
Blood Orange / Negro Swan / 111 / 84 / 195
Jon Hopkins / Singularity / 104 / 84 / 188
Kali Uchis / Isolation / 98 / 87 / 185
U.S. Girls / In a Poem Unlimited / 98 / 87 / 185
Noname / Room 25 / 90 / 93 / 183
Shame / Songs of Praise / 95 / 83 / 178
Spiritualized / And Nothing Hurt / 94 / 84 / 178
Yves Tumor / Safe in the Hands of Love / 89 / 89 / 178

2001-3000:
Young Fathers / Cocoa Sugar / 79 / 87 / 166
DJ Koze / Knock Knock / 79 / 85 / 164
Tirzah / Devotion / 81 / 80 / 161
Snail Mail / Lush / 81 / 80 / 161
Julia Holter / Aviary / 76 / 83 / 159
Travis Scott / Astroworld / 73 / 85 / 158
Father John Misty / God's Favorite Customer / 73 / 83 / 156
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Hope Downs / 71 / 84 / 155
Amen Dunes / Freedom / 66 / 87 / 153
Ariana Grande / Sweetener / 70 / 81 / 151
Let's Eat Grandma / I'm All Ears / 61 / 85 / 146
Deafheaven / Ordinary Corrupt Human Love / 61 / 85 / 146
Kids See Ghosts / Kids See Ghosts / 60 / 84 / 144
Sons of Kemet / Your Queen is a Reptile / 62 / 81 / 143
The Internet / Hive Mind / 60 / 83 / 143
Earl Sweatshirt / Some Rap Songs / 55 / 87 / 142
Cat Power / Wanderer / 62 / 79 / 141
Daughters / You Won't Get What You Want / 51 / 87 / 138
The 1975 / A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships / 52 / 85 / 137
Iceage / Beyondless / 52 / 83 / 135
Car Seat Headrest / Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) / 46 / 87 / 133
Kurt Vile / Bottle It In / 54 / 78 / 132
MGMT / Little Dark Age / 54 / 77 / 131
Saba / Care for Me / 37 / 93 / 130
Nils Frahm / All Melody / 46 / 83 / 129
Anna Calvi / Hunter / 45 / 84 / 129

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