GQ has published its year-end list (written by Max Cea) wherein it showcases 15 artists’ picks for what will become 2018’s most iconic album.

Included is Ms. Grey‘s pick – beerbongs & bentleys by Post Malone.

Read the opening of the article + Ms. Grey’s reasoning for her pick below, and click beerbongs & bentleys‘ artwork to see what the other 14 artists and their picks are!

Skylar Grey – What is 2018’s Most Iconic Album? | GQ ::
“….in a year in which music’s biggest stars mostly disappointed, what body of work will stand the test of time? We surveyed the music industry to find out.

Lost in the annual end-of-year ranking of, well, everything, is the reality that every year is not equal. Take music. Some years you get Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Magical Mystery TourThe Velvet UndergroundSongs of Leonard CohenI Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, and The Doors. And other years you get Silent Shout by The Knife (no disrespect to The Knife).

So far as albums go, 2018 was, above all, strange. It was a year that saw the form taken to its maximalist and minimalist extremes; if a record wasn’t seven songs, it might as well be 25. The majority of pop’s biggest stars released music in 2018, and most of it was… pretty forgettable. But 2018 was also a year in which new voices emerged, in which the boundaries of genre continued to dissolve, and in which female artists in particular made work that powerfully addressed a turbulent moment.

All of which begs the question: 50 years from now, supposing for a moment that the planet is still intact and content is still in demand, what albums will our grandchildren write retrospectives on? What albums from 2018 will stand the test of time, influence how future music is made, and prove to be iconic? To find out, we surveyed 15 music writers, artists, and others in the industry. Tellingly, there wasn’t much consensus….

Skylar Grey (musician):
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

It epitomizes the zeitgeist of where hip-hop has evolved to; the music, the audience, and its culture. In 10 years no one will be able to argue he didn’t take the crown of the class of 2018—a new era is upon us.

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