December 2, 2008
The holiday season is upon us, which for any self-respecting music writer means making end-of-the-year lists. I, like many a blogger, live for this kind of year-end reflection, so this will be the first of many lists. Here before you are the absolute 25 best music videos of the year 2008. All the videos are embedded below for easy viewing, but I highly recommend you watch the higher quality version, which you can view (if available) by clicking on the song title. Except for the five at the end (the best of the best) the order is completely random.
The qualifications for this list are the video must be visually interesting, uniquely executed, with a song that’s pretty good as well. Superb editing and gorgeous cinematography doesn’t hurt either. Basically I didn’t put a video on this list if it’s not was worth your time (it’s not like you have anything better to do over the holidays than sit for an hour and a half watching music videos though, amirite?). As always, If you have any favorites videos from the year that you think I missed, make sure to leave it in the comments. The first three are embedded below, but you’ll have to click through to see the whole list.
Click the link below for the rest!
Alphabeat – What Is Happening (Dir. Toben Seymour)
Weezer – Pork and Beans (Dir. Matthew Cullen)
…and the top 5 music videos of 2008 are:
Rogue Wave – Chicago X 12 (Dir. Bob Odenkirk)
The Mountain Goats – Sax Rhomer #1
CSS – Move
Jamie Lidell – Another Day
Girl Talk – Still Here (Unofficial Video)
Birdmonster – The Iditarod
Evangelicals – Midnight Vignette
M83 – Graveyard Girl
A-ha – Take On Me (Literal Version),
Tags: Alphabeat, Architecture in Helsinki, Bjork, Damien Jurado, Fleet Foxes, Fujiya & Miyagi, Gnarls Barkley, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Justice, Kanye West, Music Videos, No Age, Noah and the Whale, Okkervil River, Passion Pit, Radiohead, Rogue Wave, Santogold, Supergrass, The Last Shadow Puppets, The New Pornographers, The Ting Tings, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Wild Beasts