November 29, 2010
The end of the 2010 is approaching and I, like most self-respecting music bloggers, am scrambling to put together my year-end lists. I’m kicking it off this year with one of my favorite lists to make, the best music videos of the year. The quality of music videos this year has been outstanding, I almost feel like I’ve seen more great videos in 2010 then in the last three years combined, and that made it extremely difficult to narrow this list down to 25 (there’s an extended Honorable Mention section to make up for it). Whether it’s the work of groundbreaking directors like Andreas Nilsson, Spike Jonze, and Keith Schofield or brilliant clips from new directing talent like DANIELS, Peter Serafinowicz, and (surprisingly) Kanye West, there has never been a shortage of fantastic videos to watch.
These are the music videos that I felt pushed the envelope of the medium with fantastic visuals, superb editing, gorgeous cinematography, and innovative ideas. Basically, these are the videos that are worth spending your valuable time watching (it’ll take about 2 hours to view them all), and you’ll probably watch to watch again and again. The videos are embedded below or you can click the song title to view the highest quality version. As always, If you have any favorites videos from the year that you think I missed, make sure to leave it in the comments. Enjoy!
Follow the jump below for the rest of the list!
Casiokids – En Vill Hest (dir. Kristoffer Borgli) :
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (dir. One In Three)
James Blake – Limit To Your Love (dir. Martin de Thurah)
Best Coast – When I’m With You (dir. Pete Ohs)
Shimmering Stars – I’m Gonna Try (dir. SALAZAR)
Hot Chip / Bernard Sumner – Didn’t Know What Love Is (dir. Andreas Nilsson)
Janelle Monae – Tightrope (dir. Wendy Morgan)
Dancing Pigeons – Ritalin (dir. Tomas Mankovsky)
Crystal Fighters – In The Summer (dir. Tobias Stretch)
Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (dir. Megaforce)
Tags: Andreas Nilsson, Arcade Fire, Audiobullys, Baths, Chromeo, Darwin Deez, El Guincho, FM Belfast, HEALTH, Hot Chip, Junip, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Nobody Beats The Drum, OK Go, Parenthetical Girls, Shearwater, Sleigh Bells, Summer Camp, The Hundreds In Hands, The XX, We Have Band, Wolf Parade, Yeasayer