Showing posts with label OK Go. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OK Go. Show all posts

Monday, February 22, 2016

I Want My Music Television: 2/22/16



Cherry Wine - Hozier


It is nice to see Saoirse Ronan finally get some recognition with all the nominations she has racked up for her work in Brooklyn, I thought she was one of the greatests child actors ever after Atonement but she kind of faded into the background after that aside from an attempt at action stardom with Hanna. I had the theory that it is hard to become a superstar when everyone is afraid to even try to pronounce your name. Even when she told Stephan Colbert it is like "inertia" while discussing absurdly spelled Irish names recently. Now she has teamed up with fellow Irishman Hozier for a powerful music video that brings to light domestic abuse. Proceeds from the single download of Cherry Wine will benefit a series of domestic abuse charities worldwide. Please visit Hozier.com/cherrywine for more information about this campaign.

Upside Down and Inside Out - OK Go


The kings of viral videos are back with maybe their best yet as they claim is completely real and filmed in zero gravity. Lots of replayability trying to figure what was going on. My favorite part is the paint balls. But again, the biggest problem with their video is OK Go made a song that is not very good.

Cosmic Love - Mayer Hawthorne


Mayer Hawthorne is going Trapped in the Closet for his upcoming album in the sense that all the music videos will be part of a detective series, and with his throwback style, of course it is a noirish type story. I think I may just wait until the whole story is release before watching another one.

Golden Gal - Animal Collective


And here is another trippy video from Animal Collective.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I Want My Music Television: 6/25/14



There have been a couple of videos that have caught my eye lately so I thought I’d give them some love since the death of Musical Television left a void for a forum on the art form. If you are interested in buying the video through iTunes, click the title link (where available). If you are interested in buying the song, look for a link in the analysis.


A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay


Coldplay is sometime considered U2-lite and this could very well be their I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Except Bono is inherently cool and even this semi-ironic look at himself, Chris Martin comes across even less cool. But still, I still wish the video featured the live performance (aside from a honking horn) with the silly instruments being used on their backs instead of the bland dance track of the original.


Writings on the Wall – OK Go


It feels like it has been a long while since the last OK Go video and their latest trippy optical illusion filled video does not disappoint in that you have to re-watch it multiple times just to figure out what is going on. But like every other OK Go music video you mute the crappy song on the second watch because it is not any good.


Get Her Back – Robin Thicke


A couple months ago Robin Thicke and Paula Patton split after years of marriage, a courtship that goes back to when they were teenagers, and a kid (most speculated that being twerked on my Miley Cyrus in a Beatlejuice suit was the main reason she left). Not that I cared much because Allen is the only member of the Thicke family I care about. A couple months later he released a song called Get Her Back, it was a sweet slow jam that certainly will not make a Blurred Lines dent in popular culture. Then he announced his upcoming album would be called Paula. Alrighty. The cynic in me wants to call this whole “separation” a cheap marketing ploy for the new album. Then came the music video for the song and oh no, it is embarrassingly bad. The video features texts (presumably between Robin and Paula) that make he look like a complete fool. Then he appears in the video for no apparently reason with a black eye and bloody nose. Is he accusing her of domestic abuse? Trying to get her back after that make him seem even worse. If this really has all been a marketing scheme, it is a massive fail. And if it is not a marketing ploy, c’mon Robin, as Michael Wibon would say, there is always another train coming. Just do not get on the Miley Express again.


Bartender - Lady Antebellum


I came to the realization watching the new Lady Antebellum video is that Kate Upton should be in every music video ever. Though I am not sure I would drink anything Buster Bluth served me.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2011


The links will lead you to YouTube and if you are interested in buying the video or song, click the corresponding iTunes badge.

1. In Your Arms - Kina Grannis In Your Arms - Kina Grannis



2. Howlin’ for You - The Black Keys Howlin' for You - The Black Keys



3. Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys



4. Muppet Show Theme Song - The Muppets and OK Go Muppet Show Theme Song - The Muppets & OK Go



5. Walk - Foo Fighters Walk - Foo Fighters



6. Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette

7. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

8. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys and Santigold Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold) - Beastie Boys & Santigold

9. All Is Not Lost - OK Go All Is Not Lost - OK Go

10. The Shrine / An Argument - Fleet Foxes The Shrine / An Argument - Fleet Foxes

11. Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith Red Solo Cup (Edited Version) - Toby Keith

12. Good Man - Raphael Saadiq Good Man - Raphael Saadiq

13. ‘Til the End of Time - Timothy Bloom featuring V 'Til the End of Time (feat. V) - Timothy Bloom

14. Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles

15. Cry Baby - Cee-Lo Green Cry Baby - The Lady Killer (Deluxe Version)

16. All Of The Lights - Kanye West All of the Lights (Revised Version) - Kanye West

17. Camera - Matt and Kim Cameras - Matt & Kim

18. Uncharted - Sara Bareilles Uncharted (Director's Cut) [Ben Folds Intro] - Sara Bareilles

19. Sadness Is a Blessing - Lykke Li Sadness Is a Blessing - Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Version)

20. Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) - Foster the People Don't Stop (Color On the Walls) - Foster the People

21. We All Go Back to Where We Belong (John Version) - R.E.M. We All Go Back to Where We Belong (John Version) - R.E.M.

22. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells

23. Paradise - Coldplay Paradise - Coldplay

24. Day Dreams - Raphael Saadiq Day Dreams - Raphael Saadiq

25. Monster - Kanye West featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj Monster - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

26. Go Outside - Cults Go Outside - Cults

27. Free My Mind - Katie Herzig Free My Mind - Katie Herzig

28. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

29. Michael Jackson - Das Racist Michael Jackson (feat. Travis Rosenberg) - Relax

30. Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - ADELE

31. Bizness - tUnE-yArDs Bizness - Tune-Yards

32. From The Clouds - Jack Johnson From the Clouds - Jack Johnson

33. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

34. The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne The Walk (Edited Version) - Mayer Hawthorne

35. Invisible - Skylar Grey Invisible - Skylar Grey

36. Block After Block - Matt and Kim Block After Block - Matt & Kim

37. Settle Down - Kimbra Settle Down (US Version) - Kimbra

38. Otis - Kanye West & Jay-Z Otis - JAY Z & Kanye West

39. Called Out of the Dark - Snow Patrol Called Out In the Dark - Snow Patrol

40. Long Time - Cake Long Time - Cake

41. Even if I Don’t - Rachael Yamagata Even If I Don't - Chesapeake

42. Single Girls – Laura Jansen Single Girls - Laura Jansen

43. Sing Your Own Song - John Wesley Harding Sing Your Own Song - The Sound of His Own Voice

44. Say You Like Me - We The Kings Say You Like Me - We The Kings

45. The Last Huzzah - Mr. (Expletive Deleted) eXquire featuring Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, and El-P

46. ÜBerlin - R.E.M. ÜBerlin - R.E.M.

47. Girl Panic - Duran Duran Girl Panic ! - All You Need Is Now

48. Holy Holy - Wye Oak Holy Holy - Wye Oak

49. Young Blood - The Naked and Famous Young Blood - The Naked and Famous

50. Rolling in the Deep - Adele Rolling In the Deep - ADELE