10 best rock albums of 2018

Here are the best rock albums of 2018.

When Coachella announced its 2018 lineup — headlined by Beyonce, Eminem, and The Weeknd — trendy music writers gleefully declared the death of rock music. The Los Angeles Times' headline read "Coachella is going without a single rock headliner for the first time," saying that the festival "deserves credit for a lineup that feels like a credible snapshot of music as it's really happening in 2018."

A reminder: other bands that have been "really happening" over the decades include Air Supply, Milli Vanilli, and Christopher Cross. If you don't recognize those names, there's a good reason: They were pop artists who had their moments and then faded away rather quickly. We're not comparing Marshall Mathers, Queen Bey, or The Weeknd to those artists, we're just saying that what's popular isn't always enduring (or even good), and that rock music has a knack for pushing through peaks and valleys of popularity.

The truth is, there have been a lot of great rock albums this year, and by "rock," we mean anything from heavy metal to blues to Americana to punk. Here are the best rock albums of 2018.

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