I'm sorry, Beyoncé. Kanye West's little outburst at the VMAs this week is - by far - the most interesting thing about the "Single Ladies" video. Since when is 3 women dancing over an alternately white and grey background "Video Of The Year" material? In fact, none of this year's "Best Video" nominees are memorable beyond a few seconds after watching.
Come on, MTV! Don't you remember when videos were interesting? Well I do. This is not in any way a "best videos of all time" or even a "most interesting videos of all time" list, this is just a few videos that came to mind when I thought back on some music videos that never violated the cardinal rule of television: don't be boring.
- Nine Inch Nails - "Closer"
I could only find the TV edit, but those "Scene Missing" cards make the whole thing all the weirder.
- Menomena - "Evil Bee"
Creepy, beautiful, and a great complement to a great song.
- Bjork - "Bachelorette"
Michel Gondry takes us down the rabbit hole of recursion in this fantastic video. Just one of many ridiculous and amazing Bjork videos (most have which have been pulled from YouTube - nice marketing, record label!).
- Fatboy Slim - "Weapon Of Choice"
If you're going to make a video that's just dancing, it better either involve treadmills or Christopher Walken.
Do you have a favorite video? Let me know and link it up in the comments.