the important and the not-so-important, horribly conflated.

2010’s Music Video Meme

In music on March 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Last year, it was sustained, unapologetic nudity. (Those links are completely NSFW) This year, it’s the ridiculously indecipherable plot. If you combine the two, you get close to what I imagine is Kanye West’s ideal.

Exhibit A: Caribou, “Odessa.” What happened to that Elk? Is it all a flashback?  Whaaaaaat did I just watch?

Exhibit B: Sunset Rubdown, “Dragon’s Lair” …More Woodland Creatures! Don’t be afraid of the Heavily-Eye-Shadowed Witchperson, little sword-wielding girl! Did you just gain the power of flight?!

Exhibit C: Yeasayer, “O.N.E.” …I like my indie rock bands in cages with futuristic strobelight-adorned pyramidal keyboards. Who is the girl at the bar? And what’s with the face blender?

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  1. odessa’s plot is decipherable
    you just need to watch it carefully
    several times
    and think about all of the little details that are shown

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