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2018 in Review: Honorable Mentions

Revisit the rest of 2018’s essential albums here.

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“ASTROWORLD” is Travis Scott’s ode to Houston

“ASTROWORLD” is a collaborative work that brings together the joint efforts of hip-hop’s biggest names under Travis Scott’s creative direction. He handles much of the album’s production and enlists several of his peers to help create some of the best beasts on any hip-hop album released this year. Scott also calls on his A-list friends and Cactus Jack signees to provide features that take the album’s tracks to new heights.

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Cardi B makes waves with debut album “Invasion of Privacy”

At just 13 tracks long, “Invasion of Privacy” is one of 2018’s most solid, consistent albums. Featuring production from Boi-1da, Benny Blanco and DJ Mustard—as well as guest performances from the likes of Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, SZA and YG—the album effortlessly balances its trap, Latin and R&B influences, and gives listeners everything from strip club anthems to pop crossovers.

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BROCKHAMPTON comes out on top with studio debut “iridescence”

On September 21, Brockhampton released “iridescence,” their major label debut and first project without founding member Ameer Vann. On “iridescence” Brockhampton is as interesting as ever, delivering tight flows over UK grime-influenced production. But like the band’s story so far, this album also has its fair share of highs and lows.

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