indie rock
Insider's Guide
In this collection you’ll discover the most popular indie rock music albums of 2018 based on the number of social media engagements each album generates across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit. Click on titles to view engagement levels and to sample a song from each album.

The Top 20

To produce this list, we looked at the social media footprint for each album, focusing on editorial coverage, YouTube videos, SoundCloud tracks, Bandcamp pages, smart links, and any other digital avenues where music fans shared the album across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or Pinterest.
Think we’ve missed an esssential indie rock album from this year? Let us know.

The Rest

The Xcerts - Hold on to Your Heart

2,393 Engagements

The Vaccines - Combat Sports

2,336 Engagements

Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait for Love

1,996 Engagements

DZ Deathrays - Bloody Lovely

1,684 Engagements

The Academic - Tales from the Backseat

1,600 Engagements

Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief

1,575 Engagements

Gengahr - Where Wildness Grows

1,482 Engagements

Hockey Dad - Blend Inn

1,398 Engagements

Vundabar - Smell Smoke

1,388 Engagements

Anna Burch - Quit the Curse

1,214 Engagements

Pearl Charles - Sleepless Dreamer

1,185 Engagements

The Men - Drift

1,161 Engagements

Bahamas - Earthtones

1,107 Engagements

Moaning - S/T

1,087 Engagements

Turin Brakes - Invisible Storm

1,004 Engagements

Hinds - I Don't Run

1,000 Engagements

Insecure Men - S/T

979 Engagements

Hurry - Every Little Thought

838 Engagements

Salad Boys - This Is Glue

801 Engagements

Mastersystem - Dance Music

736 Engagements

Nap Eyes - I'm Bad Now

733 Engagements

Liza Anne - Fine But Dying

511 Engagements

The Magic Gang - S/T

493 Engagements

Twin Peaks - Sweet '17 Singles

475 Engagements

The Shins - The Worm's Heart

419 Engagements

Shamir - Resolution

414 Engagements

Donovan Wolfington - Waves

179 Engagements

Renata Zeiguer - Old Ghost

132 Engagements