The Year in Music Videos – May

by alphamonkey on December 31, 2007 · 0 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

Oddly enough, May is a month when I’m more inclined to shut myself in with some Portishead or the like and just tune out to the weather, but I’m now denied my May thunderstorms of old due to locale. Still it remains a low-key month for me, so it’s a nice bit of synchronization when most of the clips for May match my decidedly non-flashy moods.

Color me a simple man, but performance videos are often a really smart choice for a band. The Kings of Leon eschew concept in favor of concert for this clip for Molly’s Chambers, and my only real complaint was that the effects were too forced in such a low-key setting.

Alberta Cross – The 80’s an interesting choice. Granted, the young lad is very much a Williams stand-in, but the format doesn’t feel tired or cliche.

I don’t know why I love lo-fi clips so much, but The Tigerpicks’ Disco Punk Electro Funk is one of those ‘made for a dollar’ clips that I just can’t get enough of.

Montage videos are always a tricky business, especially when you’re matching up stock footage to provide a literal interpretation of a song’s lyrics. Evermore gave it a shot nonetheless with their clip for Never Let You Go, which I must admit only works in portions. There are too many spots that seem rather forced, but I forgive those moments due to a couple points of visual smarts in the editing room.

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