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?

  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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