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: 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