Best Rock Albums Of 2018

Best Rock Albums Of 2018

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Our Best Rock Albums Of 2018 list presents a collection of rock albums led by a stunning release by Paul McCartney and a legion of modern artists. There weren’t as many classic rock artists releasing new albums in 2018. Of course, there still was a handful of legends who released new music including new studio albums by Paul Simon, Roger Daltrey, Ted Nugent, Joe Perry, Ann Wilson, Rod Stewart, and Sting. 2018 saw another pairing between Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa with their killer rock and blues record entitled Black Coffee. On the new band front, the year 2018 welcomed the debut album of the very exciting and daring new group Måneskin. Led Zeppelin fans turned their heads quickly when they heard the debut album of a band that sounded more like a complete copy of Led Zeppelin than any other band in rock history called Greta Van Fleet. Young rock fans loved them. Led Zeppelin fans just shook their heads. That’s rock and roll.

# 50 – Trench – Twenty One Pilots

Trench - Twenty One Pilots

# 49 – Pray for the Wicked – Panic! at the Disco

Pray for the Wicked - Panic! at the Disco

# 48 – God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

God's Favorite Customer - Father John Misty

# 47 – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - Arctic Monkeys

# 46 – By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile

By the Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile

# 45 – A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships – The 1975

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships - The 1975

# 44 – Warm – Jeff Tweedy

Warm - Jeff Tweedy

# 43 – The Tree of Forgiveness – John Prine

The Tree of Forgiveness - John Prine

# 42 – Delta – Mumford & Sons

Delta - Mumford & Sons

# 41 – Dove – Belly

Dove - Belly

# 40 – High as Hope – Florence + The Machine

High as Hope - Florence + The Machine

# 39 – Ventriloquism – Meshell Ndegeocello

Ventriloquism - Meshell Ndegeocello

# 38 – And Nothing Hurt – Spiritualized

And Nothing Hurt - Spiritualized

# 37 – Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Look Now - Elvis Costello & The Imposters

# 36 – Wrong CreaturesBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club

Wrong Creatures - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

# 35 – Sweetzerland ManifestoJoe Perry

Sweetzerland Manifesto - Joe Perry

# 34 – Crooked ShadowsDashboard Confessional

Crooked Shadows - Dashboard Confessional

# 33 –  Anthem of the Peaceful ArmyGreta Van Fleet

Anthem of the Peaceful Army - Greta Van Fleet

# 32 – The Music Made Me Do ItTed Nugent

The Music Made Me Do It - Ted Nugent

# 31 – ThunderboltSaxon

Thunderbolt - Saxon

# 30 – You’re Not AloneAndrew W.K.

You're Not Alone - Andrew W.K.

# 29 – Combat SportsThe Vaccines

Combat Sports - The Vaccines

# 28 – Attention AttentionShinedown

Attention Attention - Shinedown

# 27 – Gravity – Bullet for My Valentine 

ullet for My Valentine - Gravity

# 26 – I Hope You’re HappyBlue October

I Hope You're Happy - Blue October

# 25 – Like It on Top –  Ana Popović

Like It on Top -  Ana Popović

# 24 – All That ReckoningCowboy Junkies

All That Reckoning - Cowboy Junkies

# 23 – And Justice for NoneFive Finger Death Punch

And Justice for None - Five Finger Death Punch

# 22 -Ember – Breaking Benjamin

Ember - Breaking Benjamin

# 21 – I Know a GhostCrowder

I Know a Ghost - Crowder

# 20 – All I See Is WarSevendust

ll I See Is War - Sevendust

# 19 – Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly CreaturesCoheed and Cambria

Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures - Coheed and Cambria

# 18 – Down the Road WhereverMark Knopfler

Down the Road Wherever - Mark Knopfler

# 17 – Il ballo della vitaMåneskin

Il ballo della vita - Måneskin

# 16 – The Blue HourSuede

The Blue Hour - Suede

# 15 – Stone Temple PilotsStone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots lp

# 14 – Children of ParadiseWillie Nile

Children of Paradise - Willie Nile

# 13 – As Long as I Have YouRoger Daltrey

As Long as I Have You - Roger Daltrey

# 12 – 44/876 – Sting and Shaggy

44/876 - Sting and Shaggy

# 11 – What Happens NextJoe Satriani

What Happens Next - Joe Satriani

# 10 – Boarding House Reach – Jack White

Boarding House Reach - Jack White

# 9 – Rainier FogAlice In Chains

Rainier Fog - Alice In Chains

# 8 – Immortal – Ann Wilson

Immortal - Ann Wilson

# 7 – Ivory – Gin Wigmore

Ivory - Gin Wigmore

# 6 – FirepowerJudas Priest

Firepower - Judas Priest

# 5 – Come Tomorrow – Dave Matthews Band

Come Tomorrow - Dave Matthews Band

# 4 – Blood Red RosesRod Stewart

Blood Red Roses - Rod Stewart

# 3 – In the Blue LightPaul Simon

In the Blue Light - Paul Simon

# 2 – Black Coffee – Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee

# 1 – Egypt Station – Paul McCartney

Egypt Station - Paul McCartney

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