Monday, August 27, 2007

Music videos 43

2 people have asked when I was going to get this finished now, which in the world of this blog is an extraordinary level of demand. I really must get this list of 100 great music videos from Stylus Magazine finished, seeing as it feels like I first began in 1997.

16 The Chemical Brothers: “Star Guitar"

What a great one to come back with. This is from the fertile mind of Michel Gondry, of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame. On a side note, check out the trailer for his ace-looking upcoming film Be Kind Rewind. Anyway, this is all that a music video should be: it fits the music like a glove and enhances it without distracting too much. YouTube is probably not the best way to watch this video: catch it on a bigger screen in higher definition if you can. Describing it is almost spoiling it; suffice to say, the video is poetry in motion and is very, very special. The perfect synchronicity of music and motion mean that there is something new to see almost every time you watch it. You might have guessed that I like this one... Also worth watching are this excellent demonstration by Gondry of how he made the video, and his similarly-executed video for Kylie Minogue's Come Into My World.

15 Peter Gabriel: "Sledgehammer"
Boring. Cliche. Blah.

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Blogger Simon Varwell said...

I love the Star Guitar video - very cool. Only saw it for the first time relatively recently.

12:20 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

Yup, it's awesome. The Kylie video is based on the same conceit and is probably a bit cleverer in execution.

2:33 pm  

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