Music videos have a bad reputation. I will agree that the majority of them are bad, but there are some that rise above.
Here are my favorite music videos in no particular order:
Kendrick Lamar- ELEMENT
I really love the vision of this video. It is so clear and well executed. The cinematography is beautiful and conveys a wide breadth of emotion.
Modest Mouse- King Rat
The animation in this video is so quirky and weird. It fits the tone of the song perfectly.
Transit- I’m So Indie
The video (and the song) is really funny especially if you’re a closeted hipster.
The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony
A simple idea executed perfectly!
Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit
A little time capsule of 90’s grunge.
J. Cole- False Prophets
I think this video encapsulates Cole and his music perfectly.
This stop motion video conveys the tone of the song with very interesting and creative visuals.
The Shins- Simple Song
Tells an engaging story.
The Talking Heads- Once in a Lifetime
Devo- Beautiful World
Wall Of Voodoo- Mexican Radio
I don’t even know.
Beastie Boys- Intergalactic
It hits you like a freight train. No sugar coating.
Johnny Cash- Hurt
A little package of despair and regret.
Hopsin- ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 7
The feeling of an existential crisis.
Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
The video is infinitely better than the song, also puppets.
Gorrilaz- Clint Eastwood
Weezer- Island In The Sun
Peter Bjorn and John- Young Folks
It’s all about conveying tone people.
Rhythms del Mundo ft. Arctic Monkeys- Dancing Shoes
Yo balio mucho.
Katy Perry- Last Friday Night (TGIF)
A guilty pleasure.
Taylor Swift- Shake It Off
A self aware time capsule of 2014.
Gwen Stefani- Hollaback Girl
Weird Al- Amish Paradise
Pretty self explanatory.
The Lonely Island- Jack Sparrow
I like movies.
Bo Burnham- Repeat Stuff
Soundgarden- Black Hole Sun
Bloodhound Gang- Fire Water Burn
Funny premise executed well.
Wheatus- Teenage Dirtbag
Warms my withered heart.
What are your favorite music videos?