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Here's a look at some of our favourite albums of 2018. It took a whole lot of hours to get it down to just 100. From debut albums from emerging artists to returns from legendary bands after lengthy hiatuses... from arena and festival headliners to bands who've played our local pub.

We'll be revealing the top 20 bit by bit on Thursday and Friday, and on Friday afternoon we'll reveal our Album Of The Year for 2018. Get involved and join the conversation with #bnqtAOTY18

1. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
2. Tom Misch - Geography
3. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
4. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
5. Can't Swim - This Too Won't Pass
6. Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today
7. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
8. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
9. Christine And The Queens - Chris
10 The Vaccines - Combat Sports
11. Foxing - Nearer My God
12. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
13. The Story So Far - Proper Dose
14. Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
15. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
16. George Ezra Staying At Tamara's
17. Boston Manor - Welcome To The Neightbourhood
18. The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
19. Ross From Friends - Family Portrait 
20. Tiny Moving Parts - Swell

Music is a beautifully subject thing. Although we did want to draw prominence to a top 20, after that we always find it really hard to rank bands and albums so instead we've noted a further 80 to list our fave 100 albums of 2018. The remainder are organised alphabetically by month released. 

JANUARY
The Dangerous Summer - The Dangerous Summer
Fall Out Boy - M A  N   I    A
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - Young Adult
Marmozets - Knowing What You Know Now
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Jeff Rosenstock - POST-
Shame - Songs Of Praise
To Kill A King - The Spiritual Dark Age
Tonight Alive - Underworld
Waterparks - Entertainment
The Xcerts - Hold On To Your Heart

FEBRUARY
Don Broco - Technology
Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers
Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Turnstile - Space & Time
The Wombats
- Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

MARCH
Black Foxxes - Reidi
Casey
- Where I Go When I Am Sleeping
The Magic Gang - The Magic Gang
Nervus - Everything Dies
Soccer Mommy - Clean
Superorganism - Superorganism
Ty - A Work Of Heart
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

APRIL
Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha
Blossoms
 - Cool Like You
Brand New Friend - Seatbelts For Aeroplanes
Albums in April often get lost around Record Store Day. There probably were more albums released this month, apologies if we've missed them!

MAY
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquillity Hotel Base + Casino
James Bay - Electric Light
Biffy Clyro - MTV Unplugged (Live at Roundhouse London)
Leon Bridges - Good Thing
CHVRCHES - Love Is Dead
Koze - Knock Knock
Sean McGowan - Son Of The Smith
Peace - Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll
Protoje - A Matter Of Time
Frank Turner - Be More Kind
Kamaal Williams - The Return

JUNE
Bodega - Endless Scroll
Culture Abuse - Bay Dream
Father John Misty - God's Favourite Customer
Florence And The Machine - High As Hope
Gorillaz - The Now Now
Ben Howard - Noonday Dream
The Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight
Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Down
Jorja Smith - Lost & Found
Snail Mail - Lush
State Champs - Living Proof

JULY
Bury Tomorrow - Black Flame
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Tom Grennan - Lighting Matches
Real Friends - Composure
Trash Boat - Crown Shyness
Years & Years
- Palo Santo

AUGUST
Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed
As It Is - The Great Depression
Deaf Havana - Rituals
Miles Kane - Coup De Grace
Slaves - Acts Of Fear And Love
Trophy Eyes - The American Dream

SEPTEMBER
Fatherson - Sum Of All Your Parts
Joyce Manor - Millions Dollars To Kill Me
Jungle - For Ever
Pale Waves - My Mind Makes Noises
Nile Rodgers & Chic - It's About Time
Thrice - Palms

OCTOBER
Auntie Flo - Radio Highlife
Basement - Beside Myself
Tokyo Police Club - TPC
Tom Odell - Jubilee Road
Twenty One Pilots - Trench
You Me At Six - VI

NOVEMBER
Alpines - Full Bloom
Architects
 - Holy Hell
Art Brut - Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
Break
- Another Way
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - Bought To Rot
Mumford & Sons - Delta
Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
Young Romance - Don't Look

DECEMBER
The month kicked off with 1975 albums and then transition into Christmas shopping, so if there were many new albums that month they have been overshadowed... 

In the early part of next week we'll be uploading our individual staff picks of the year:

jt | Mike | Jane | Claire | Max | Jonnie | TomJez | Sam | Shibby | Joe | Colleen | Tim | Aaron | Meg | Shannon