From electric bikes and fold-up drones to combat robots and digital skipping ropes
Another year, another countdown. Music in 2018 saw a (relative) newcomer cement her superstar bonafides, a fiercely formidable country trio give a toast to divorces, the world’s best rapper restore our faith in “songs inspired by the movie” albums, and a British rock group blast into space. Coming through like sweetener, these were the 20 albums that we’re still playing as the year closes out. (Compiled by EW staffers Leah Greenblatt, Sarah Rodman, and Alex Suskind).
20. Astroworld – Travis...
One-off collaborations, movie soundtracks and internet upstarts provided some of the most exciting music this year.