I still love a good music video.
And even though you don’t see many of them on television, the Internet is teeming with them.
These are the videos that represent my favorites of 2012:
1. Todd Terje — Inspector Norse
I just find this video immensely funny. I try to do the majority of my dancing in the privacy of my own home. So I admire this guy’s care-free attitude. Also, you’ve got to be careful with those home recipes! Ha.
2. Grimes — Oblivion
Here is what Claire Boucher aka “Grimes” had to say about this video: “The sports world is so different from what we normally engage with, so it was like this voyeuristic look into a really violent community. Art gives me an outlet where I can be aggressive in a world where I usually can’t be, and part of it was asserting this abstract female power in these male-dominated arenas– the video is somewhat about objectifying men. Not in a disrespectful way, though.”
3. M83 — Wait
This is the final installment in a trilogy of videos done for M83’s double 2011 album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” about a bunch of strange kids. This is my favorite of the collection.
4. Hot Chip — Don’t Deny Your Heart
Good advice. Joyous video.
5. Dinosaur Jr. — Watch the Corners
This stars one of my favorite entertainers, Tim Heidecker, who you will be hearing more about in upcoming year-end lists. He happens to be in the video for my favorite song off the new Dinosaur Jr. album.
6. Twin Shadow — Five Seconds
Silly, yes. But I like the dramatic mood it sets.
7. Orbital — New France
I have a soft spot for animated stuffed animals. I enjoyed this video more than “Ted.”
8, Sufjan Stevens — Mr. Frosty Man
Zombies. Santa Claus. And Mr. Frosty Man? All in claymation? Count me in.