An Inland Voyage’s Top Music Videos Of 2012

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.

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