Pearl Jam- Do The Evolution
This animated video is most definitely a classic. The dark side of man is chronicled in wonderful 2d animation. In 1999 this Tim Burton directed video received a grammy in the category Best Music Video, Short Form. It might take multiple views for everything to sink in. But please take a few minutes to watch it.
Boards Of Canada- Dayvan Cowboy
Directed by Melissa Olson, the first ever official music video from Boards of Canada is truly a thing of beauty. Suspended on the edge of space in a balloon, an astronaut looks down at the beautiful planet earth and prepares to dive in. Leaping from the balloon, he floats down through the earth's atmosphere, dense cloud cover and into the ocean. This video translates the power and atmosphere of Boards Of Canada's music into a dreamlike, imaginary journey from space, into the sea and to the shore, in one continuous sequence.
a good example of that.
Lovedrug- Pretend You're Alive
This what director James Scott had to say about the video "I guess I was trying to match the music with imagery that evoked feelings of despair....I filmed this from a bus, private plane, train and a jet, not to mention the street an airport, train station."
Smashing Pumpkins- 1979
I just love the concept of the video. Kids just being kids. Watching this video always brings back memories of growing up. And just having fun with my friends. Not the best video on the list, but definitely the most carefree one.
Sigur Ros- Glosoli
Cinematography is superb incredibly beautiful and touching. I love the fact that all of the kids cast in the video are from Iceland. no weird Hollywood puppet children in Iceland. I don't want to spoil the ending for those of you that haven't seen it. But trust me it's very breathtaking.
Radiohead- Street Spirit (fade out)
The video for this song was shot using different film frequencies, allowing various actions to unfold at different rates within the same frame. The emotional effects of this practice range from silly to unsettling. Try not to watch this video too many times, it begins to feel a little more disturbing each time.
Blur- Coffee and Tv
This song his actually about a dancing milk carton. However, its adventures are funny, cute, but with a pleasing streak of cruelty. The milk-carton protagonist even has its own fan site. It's a very entertaining video, a must watch.
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
This is off of one of the Chili Peppers best efforts. It's kind of a lot to take in. The concept is basically that it's a video game that the viewer is watching. There is so much on the screen that it's hard to follow at times. But none the less it's still very creative and different from anything else out there.
Common Children- Morning Star
This is easily one of my favorite songs of theirs. It's such a shame that the majority of people have never had the pleasure of experiencing Common Children's music. This video was actual done by a fan of the band. But I still love the artistry of it.
A-Ha- Take On Me
Iconic. It's really the only sure way to describe the video for "Take on Me," one of the earliest examples of how an MTV clip propelled a song from being nothing to being everything. It's also the first time I ever saw a video that depicted an actual story. I always loved this video as a kid....great stuff!!