--December 2006 Faves--
personal top faves (in chronological order):
The View "Superstar Tradesman" Dir. Indica Rich Boy feat. Polow da Don "Throw Some D's" Dir. Bernard Gourley Cornelius "Fit Song" Dir. Koichiro Tsujikawa DJ Scotch Egg "Scotch Hausen" Dir. Steve Glashier Jarvis Cocker "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" Dir. Dougal Wilson Fionn Regan "Be Good Or Be Gone" Dir. Si & Ad
The Rifles "Peace & Quiet" Dir. Terry Hall FauxFox "Nothing Gold" Dir. Victor Solomon Emotional Joystick "Muddy and Sloppy" Dir. Silace Amaro Dead Man Ray "Landslide" Dir. Han Hoogerbrugge The Cinematics "Keep Forgetting" Dir. Moh Azima
in a league of its own:
Patrick Daughters' Shins clip gives me real actual goosebumps on repeat viewings.
Cornelius "Beep It" dir. Koichiro Tsujikawa - hideously underrated - or non-rated, take yer pick - on Antville.
Ok, I've got to jump in finally. First off, I know Antvilleans may think otherwise, but Patrick Daughters is NOT the music video god everyone thinks.
Don't get me wrong, I think he is talented and I appreciate what he is trying to do most of the time, but I do not feel like he delivers. That is the biggest problem I have with his videos. Something is almost always missing, be it good performance, good production design, enough coverage, story not developed when applicable, ...
I can keep quiet about this no longer. I haven't decided yet if this deserves it's own post.
BTW, his Shins video is one of the most overrated videos of 2006! Yes, exclamation.
I also dug: The Klaxons "Golden Skans" dir. Saam Jay-Z ft. Chrisette Michele "Lost One" dir. Anthony Mandler Bloc Party "The Prayer" dir. Walter Stern Boards of Canada "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country" dir. Neil Klug Zero dB "Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines" dir. Joe Tunmer Pop Levi repost
Fall Out Boy "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" dir Alan Ferguson cool MTV party crasher