Archive | December, 2011

My favourite music vids of 2011

9 Dec

It took me two days to finalise my vote for the Rage 50 recently and I thought I’d share the vids I selected with you. I always find it a shame when great songs have terrible videos and vice versa but alas this is often the way it happens.

Here’s my top 3 followed by the rest of my shortlist of 16. I chose these 3 because not only are they cool videos but also because they are lesser known and therefore less likely to get votes. I could have chosen an obviously popular video like Lotus Flower by Radiohead (which is in fact in my shortlist) but the truth is that it’s likely to be in the top 50 whether I vote for it or not. I like to vote for the underdog. In no particular order, here they are:

Hunting Grounds – In Colour

Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

Tegan & Sara – Northshore

Here’s the rest of my shortlist, I’ve ordered them with the ones that were closest to making it into the top selection first

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Beyonce – Run The World

Emma-Louise – Jungle

Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Grouplove – Itchin On A Photograph

Coldplay – Paradise

PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder

Pink – Raise Your Glass

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

Art vs Science – Higher

Agnes Obel – Riverside

Lamb – Build a Fire

The Living End – Song For The Lonely

Metronomy – The Look

Coldplay – Christmas Lights