Jon and Stephen close out the year with our top five albums of 2018, with special guest Courtney E. Smith. Courtney is the author of Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time and reviews music for Refinery29. Before that, Courtney worked for MTV, CBS, and iHeart Radio.

We’ve created a Spotify playlist for all 15 of our picks, which you can listen to here: