Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Enjoy Your No Fat Decaf Latte, Too.

Disturbing trend alert:

Brilliant songs with stupid pointless videos.

Exhibit A:
Guillemots' (pronounce it Gilly-motts, then go out immediately and buy the album and the EP, as it is an early contender for album of the year) "Made Up Love Song Number 43" fromThrough The Windowpane:


It's the best song you've heard all year, right? But the only thing even remotely interesting in the video is the shopping cart in the background, which loses it's gimmicky appeal pretty quickly, since nothing happens to it.

Check their website. Don't you think with all that, they could have spared a spark or a dragon for the video?

Exhibit B:
Tapes N Tapes, "The Insistor" from The Loon

You're rawking out aren't you? Don't you want to go find the Object of Your Affection and reassure him that yes, YES! You WILL be his badger! But you have to close your eyes because the idea of the old time-y movie as music video is so boring and hackneyed, and so your love is lost, left without the knowledge that you'll be his bail bond.

So why even bother? Can any music video live up to the excellence of the songs? Or is it the diet caffeine free soda effect- you want something fizzy and refreshing, but you're not willing to sacrifice the calories or jittery feeling to make it a truly worthwhile treat? What's the point? Why not just drink some water? Or only make a video when you have a compelling concept? Don't sully my illusion of your brilliance with your Why Bother videos.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Chris Chan said...

I don't care much for music videos, but if they must be made at all, they should all involve Christopher Walken dancing. I dislike most of today's music, but I love it when Christopher Walken does his own choreography.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Chris Chan said...

I don't care much for music videos, but if they must be made at all, they should all involve Christopher Walken dancing. I dislike most of today's music, but I love it when Christopher Walken does his own choreography.

3:12 PM  

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