Our Readers Vote: Top 5 Bands/Artists of 2018

Since we’re at the end of 2018, we had a poll where our readers voted for their favorites of 2018 – between movies, television, albums, podcasts and more, readers voted on each category (or wrote in their favorites)! We had hundreds of responses and we’ve collected the top 5 responses!

Here’s what our readers voted for the top 5 bands/artists of 2018!

5. Jason Manns

Jason Manns starts off our readers favorite band/artists, coming in at #5! Jason’s been busy producing for bands/artists such as Gil McKinney and Briana Buckmaster, but he’s also a phenomenal talent in his own right.

4. Twenty One Pilots

Courtesy of Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots returned this year with a new album, Trench, and came in at #4 on our readers favorite bands/artists!

3. Briana Buckmaster

Briana came in at our readers #3 choice for top bands/artists of 2018! 2018 was the rise of Briana, who released her debut album, Begin, this year. She’s a phenomenal singer and really showcased her vocals this year!

2. Panic! At The Disco

Courtesy of Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco came in at #2 on our readers favorite bands/artists! They also released a new album this year, Pray for the Wicked!

1. Louden Swain

It’s no surprise that Swain topped our readers list of favorite bands/artists! With the release of Splitting the Seams this year, this band is continuing to prove how great of musicians they are.


Briar is the owner and current editor-in-chief of Nerds and Beyond. She started the site in 2015 with the goal of being a unique, professional news site dedicated to all the things she loved - and providing fans with the best content available. She still oversees the day-to-day operations, and can't wait to continue to work hard and watch the site grow.

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