Ultra5280’s Best of 2018: Top Albums


We have nailed down our lists of Best Albums for 2018. We also asked some of our best friends for their selections as well. Without further adieu we give you the 2018 edition of The Best Albums of 2018 presented by Ultra5280. Cheers to an amazing year in music and hopefully 2019 brings in the same.

Robert Castro / Editor In Chief Ultra5280

Amy Osgood- President of The Tobias Krause Fan Club

  1. Florence and The Machine- High As Hope

  2. Kanye West- Ye

  3. Kacey Musgraves- Golden Hour

  4. St. Vincent- MassEducation

  5. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Tearing At The Seams

Bruce Trujillo- Programming Assistant-Open Air

  1. Mountain Man- Magic Ship

  2. Black Panther Original Soundtrack- Kendrick Lamar

  3. Lucero- Among The Ghosts

  4. La Luz- Floating Features

  5. Vic N The Narwhals- Los Narwhals

Tobias Krause- Event Director -Underground Music Showcase

  1. Deezie Brown- Self Titled

  2. SiR- November

  3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Sex & Food

  4. Oxeye Daisy- Self Titled

  5. Dragondeer- If You Got The Blues

Zoe Lanterman- Marketing Manager- Live Nation Colorado

  1. Snail Mail- Lush

  2. Beach House- 7

  3. Jungle- For Ever

  4. Moaning- Self Titled

  5. Superorganism- Self Titled

Peter Wallace- General Manager- Do303

  1. A Star Is Born Soundtrack (with dialogue)

  2. Kacey Musgraves- Golden Hour

  3. Houndmouth- Golden Age

  4. Brent Cowles- How To Be Okay Alone

  5. Morgan Saint- Alien

Joel Rekiel- Marketing Manager- Levitt Pavillion Denver

  1. Rainbow KittenSurprise-How To: Friend, Love, Freefall

  2. Fucked Up- Dose Your Dreams

  3. CupcakKe- Ephorize

  4. MGMT- Little Dark Age

  5. Muse- Simulation Theory

Shon Cobbs- Host- Behind The Scene Podcast

  1. Machu Linea- Girl

  2. Kramies- Of All Places Been And Everything The End

  3. The Milk Blossoms- Dry Heave The Heavenly

  4. Curta- End Of Future Park

  5. Four Fists- 6666

Virgil Dickerson-Fun Pusher-Illegal Pete’s

  1. Anderson Paak- Oxnard

  2. Shannon and The Clams- Onion

  3. Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

  4. CupcakKe- Eden

  5. Father John Misty- God’s Favorite Customer

Ryan Garbarino- Marketing Manager- AEG Presents

  1. Mastersystem- Dance Music

  2. Twin Peaks- Sweet 17’ Singles

  3. Hop Along- Bark Your Head Off, Dog

  4. Amen Dunes- Freedom

  5. Typhoon- Offerings

Rikki Aston- Talent Buyer- Live Nation Colorado

  1. Nombe- They Might’ve Even Loved Me

  2. Lizzo- Big Grrrl Small World

  3. Parcels- Self Titled

  4. Greta Van Fleet- Anthem of The Peaceful Army

  5. Kikagayu Moyo- Masana Temples

Lina Skrzypczak- Music Lifestyle Writer-Ultra5280

  1. Black Moth Super Rainbow- Panic Blooms

  2. J Cole- KOD

  3. Cardi B- Invasion Of Privacy

  4. Kanye West- Ye

  5. Anderson Paak- Oxnard

Danny Sax- Talent Buyer- AEG Presents

  1. Zeal & Ardor- Stranger Fruit

  2. The Interrupters- Fight The Good Fight

  3. Daughters- You Won’t Get What You Want

  4. Pig Destroyer- Head Cage

  5. Behemoth- I Loved you At Your Darkest

Geoff Brent- Talent Buyer- Live Nation Colorado

  1. The Frights- Hypochondriac

  2. Culture Abuse- Bay Dream

  3. Anderson Paak- Oxnard

  4. nothing, nowhere- ruiner

  5. Let’s Eat Grandma- I’m all Ears