Most Checked Out Music, Games, & Comics of 2018

Last week we showed you which books and movies were the most popular in the library in 2018, and now we’ve got 3 more categories for you! Music was dominated by the soundtrack to last year’s hit musical The Greatest Showman, though this year’s A Star is Born was no slouch either. In comic books DC and particularly Batman were the most popular yet again, though there were a few surprises, like the lesser-known Blue Beetle and Saga series making it into the list. Most interesting however, might be the sheer dominance of Nintendo’s Switch system in this year’s most popular video games. 9 of the year’s most popular games are available at the library exclusively on the system, and the 3 Switch games that also appear on other systems made it onto the chart primarily on the strength of their Switch copies’ circulation. Check out the 3 lists below and see if your favorites were popular with other Avalonians as well!



25 MOST POPULAR ALBUMS


1. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK – VARIOUS ARTISTS

[CD | Streaming]


2. [TIE] BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA – P!NK

[CD | Streaming & Download]


2. [TIE] REPUTATION – TAYLOR SWIFT

[Streaming]


4. [TIE] COMPLETE RARITIES: I.R.S. 1982-1987 – R.E.M.

[Streaming]


4. [TIE] A STAR IS BORN: SOUNDTRACK – LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] 7 – BEACH HOUSE

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] CRY PRETTY – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] FLICKER – NIALL HORAN

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] JUPITER CALLING – THE CORRS

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] PACIFIC DAYDREAM – WEEZER

[CD | Streaming]


6. [TIE] SONGS OF EXPERIENCE – U2

[CD | Streaming]


12. [TIE] AMERICAN DREAM – LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

[CD | Streaming & Download]


12. [TIE] COMMON GROUND – ABOVE & BEYOND

[CD]


12. [TIE] FROM A ROOM, VOLUME 2 – CHRIS STAPLETON

[CD | Streaming]


12. [TIE] SWEETENER – ARIANA GRANDE

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] 44/876 – STING & SHAGGY

[Streaming]


16. [TIE] LOVE IS DEAD – CHVRCHES

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK – VARIOUS ARTISTS

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] MEANING OF LIFE – KELLY CLARKSON

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] NATION OF TWO – VANCE JOY

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] RED PILL BLUES – MAROON 5

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] REVAMP: THE SONGS OF ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN – VARIOUS ARTISTS

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] SONGS FOR THE SAINTS – KENNY CHESNEY

[CD | Streaming]


16. [TIE] TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO – ARCTIC MONKEYS

[CD]


16. [TIE] UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

[CD | Streaming]


 



22 MOST POPULAR VIDEO GAMES


1. LEGO WORLDS

[Nintendo Switch | Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


2. XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2

[Nintendo Switch]


3. MADDEN NFL 18

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


4. MONOPOLY FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

[Nintendo Switch]


5. [TIE] DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE

[Nintendo Switch]


5. [TIE] KIRBY STAR ALLIES

[Nintendo Switch]


5. [TIE] SONIC FORCES

[Nintendo Switch]


8. SNIPPERCLIPS PLUS: CUT IT OUT, TOGETHER!

[Nintendo Switch]


9. [TIE] BEN 10

[Nintendo Switch]


9. [TIE] FARMING SIMULATOR

[Nintendo Switch]


9. [TIE] L.A. NOIRE

[Nintendo Switch | Playstation 3 | Playstation 4]


9. [TIE] MADDEN NFL 19

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


9. [TIE] ROCKET LEAGUE

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


9. [TIE] SEA OF THIEVES

[Xbox One]


15. [TIE] THE CREW 2

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


15. [TIE] THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

[Nintendo Switch]


15. [TIE] FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


15. [TIE] KINGDOM COME: DELIVERANCE

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


15. [TIE] MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


15. [TIE] RED DEAD REDEMPTION II

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


21. [TIE] CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY

[Nintendo Switch | Playstation 4]


21. [TIE] JURASSIC WORLD: EVOLUTION

[Playstation 4 | Xbox One]


 



13 MOST POPULAR GRAPHIC NOVELS


1. WONDER WOMAN VOL. 1: THE LIES

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


2. BATMAN VOL. 4: THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] BATMAN: PRELUDES TO THE WEDDING

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT – MASTER RACE

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] BATMAN VOL. 5: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] BATMAN VOL. 6: BRIDE OR BURGLAR?

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR

[eBook]


3. [TIE] THE FLASH VOL. 5: NEGATIVE

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] INFINITY

[eBook]


3. [TIE] BLUE BEETLE VOL. 1: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] SAGA VOL. 7

[Graphic Novel | eBook]


3. [TIE] THOR VS. HULK

[Graphic Novel]

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