idobi’s Top Picks of 2018

#idobi2018 By | January 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM

2018 flew by in a rush of ridiculous headlines, historic movements, and, of course, memes. Out of the blur, music was the shining light showing us the way. The idobi team have put together some of their best picks of 2018 to remind us all of the gems last year produced.

Best Album:
Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack

Best Song:
“All the Stars” – SZA, Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Video:
“This is America” – Childish Gambino // “Nice For What” – Drake
// “Time in a Tree” – Raleigh Ritchie // “Apeshit” – Beyonce & Jay-Z

Favorite Collaboration:
“Winnebago” – Gryffin feat. Quinn XCII, Daniel Wilson
// “lovely” – Billie Eilish & Khalid

Moment that Made it Better:
All the first-time female politicians from marginalized groups getting elected in the midterms. Also pressing play on season 3 of The Good Place.

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Democracy will be saved and we will be ushered into an age of enlightenment.

Favorite Meme:
Jordan Peele’s Obama meet and greet.

Best Album:
Torn between Love & Loathing – With Confidence
/
S/T – The Dangerous Summer

Best Song:
“Like A Rockstar” – Chase Atlantic

Best Music Video:
“Everything Is Fine” – All Time Low

Favorite Collaboration:
“Week” – 7715

Moment that Made it Better:
The Announcement of Toy Story 4

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Still hope kids will go to shows and enjoy live music

Favorite Meme:
Rudy Juuliani

Best Album:
Toss-up between Lucifer II by Lucifer and The Banished Heart by Oceans of Slumber. Both phenomenal albums, and completely different experiences to each other.

Best Song:
“Where You Are Lost and I Belong” – Ihsahn

Best Music Video:
“Rats” – Ghost

Favorite Collaboration:
Prodigy and ho99o9’s “Fight Fire with Fire”, because I still live in the late 90s (part time)

Moment that Made it Better:
The midterm upsets, probably.

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Everyone calms the fuck down and realizes we’re all in the same boat,
regardless of politics.  

Favorite Meme:

Best Album:
Love – Aaron Carter

Best Song:
“Mo Bamba” – Sheck Wes

Best Music Video:
“Solara” – Smashing Pumpkins

Favorite Collaboration:
Smashing Pumpkins reunion

Moment that Made it Better:
All the crazy times with my friends

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
2019 is going to be a crazy AF year for me

Favorite Meme:
Ariana Grande licking a lollipop

Best Album:
Generation Rx – Good Charlotte

Best Song:
“House in the Trees” – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
// “Everything is Fine” – All Time Low

Best Music Video:
“Birthday” – All Time Low

Favorite Collaboration:
“Belong” – Dashboard Confessional & Cash Cash

Moment that Made it Better:
“thank u, jeff”

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Truth and responsibility washes away the age of fake news.

Favorite Meme:
Vindicated // Celebrity full names

Best Album:
Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B

Best Song:
“Apes**t” – The Carters

Best Music Video:
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

Favorite Collaboration:
“Eastside” – Benny Blanco, Halsey, & Khalid

Moment that Made it Better:
The turnout of the midterm election. We might not be where we want to be yet but it’s inspiring to see so many more people making their voices heard.

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Honestly, the start of 2019. This year has been so long it’s anyone’s guess if it’ll actually end.

Favorite Meme:
The “thank u, next” memes killed me.

Best Album:
Pray for the Wicked – Panic! at the Disco

Best Song:
“Moving Along” – 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Music Video:
“Greatness” – Don Broco

Favorite Collaboration:
“Clay” – Stand Atlantic feat. Hannah Greenwood (from Creeper)

Moment that Made it Better:
When the internet banded together and got NBC to renew Brooklyn Nine-Nine less than two days after it was canceled by Fox

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Taking Back Sunday will announce East Coast dates for their 20th anniversary tour (including Toronto, obvs)

Favorite Meme:
Is this a pigeon? especially this scene-friendly one

Best Album:
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships – The 1975 / Cinematic – Owl City

Best Song:
“Aurora Borealis” – Bohnes / “Riddle Me This” – WSTR

Best Music Video:
“Say Amen (Saturday Night)” – Panic! At the Disco

Favorite Collaboration:
“Why Are We So Broken” – Blink-182 & Steve Aoki

Moment that Made it Better:
Every time NYCFC won

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Head Automatica’s lost album mysteriously appears online

Favorite Meme:
Nothing beats a well-placed Surprised Pikachu

Best Album:
Dispose – The Plot In You

Best Song:
It was impossible to pick one!! There was a lot of new great content this year.
“Dissolution” – Awaken I Am
“Evaporate” – Dance Gavin Dance
“Come Out to LA” – Don Broco

Best Music Video:
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Favorite Collaboration:
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life and Ana Lily Amirpour directing “Chapter 10” of Noah Hawley’s Legion.

Moment that Made it Better:
Having the opportunity to pause all the craziness in my life, so I could marry my best friend and for us to have a wonderful adventure in Costa Rica and Nicaragua as a result! 🙂

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
For everyone to remember that we aren’t in competition with each other and to enjoy what we have in front of us.

Favorite Meme:
Lebron yelling at JR Smith and the Avengers: Infinity War “I don’t feel so good”

Best Album:
Youngblood – 5 Seconds Of Summer

Best Song:
“Not Today” – Alessia Cara

Best Music Video:
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

Favorite Collaboration:
“The Middle” – Maren Morris, Zedd & Grey

Moment that Made it Better:
When they decided to make a Christmas episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Thing You Still Hope Will Happen:
Still hoping for a HAIM & Harry Styles collab ft. Shania Twain

Favorite Meme:
The hard pills to swallow meme