The Best Music Videos of 2008


Without further ado my selection of the best music videos of 2008.

The BPA (ft David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal): ToeJam. Directed by Keith Schofield. Definitely the funniest video of the year. The end is pretty hilarious.

Radiohead: House of Cards. Directed by James Frost. Fascinating experimental video using new visualization technology. Read more about the making of here.

The Hours: See the light. Directed by Tony Kaye. Art director Damien Hirst and starring Sienna Miller. Dark. Great.

Justice: Stress. Directed by Romain Gavras. One of the most talked about music videos of the year. It's another youths on a rampage video. It reminded me a lot of the videos for Come to Daddy by Aphex Twin, Hot Ride by The Prodigy and Father by Ms Dynamite.

Buraka Som Sistema: Sound of Kuduro. Forget krumpin', parkours and free running, this is some kuduro from Angola. Great song as well.

N.E.R.D.: Spazz. Directed by Robert Hales. I like this one because the editing, camera work, special effects and other treatments of the live performance go well with the song.

Baby Kites and Nokea: Reef. Directed by PanOptic. Looks like it was directed/animated by an architecture student from the Bartlett or the AA School of Architecture.

Some more animated music videos that caught my eye: Blue Seeds: Lost and Delirious, The Raveonettes: Black/White, Jack Conte: Yeah Yeah Yeah and Susie Asado: Hello Antenna.

And bubbling under: City and Colour: Sleeping Sickness directed by Vincent Morisset. Pretty cool even though the interactive feature doesn't really work. Nice idea though. Reminded me of Dogville and an arts project the name of which I can't remember. Jakob Dylan: Something Good This Way Comes directed by Josh & Xander. A collection of beautiful images from somewhere across the U.S., could be Arizona, could be Texas. And yes, son of. Hercules and Love Affair: You Belong directed by Kris Moyes. Very stylish.

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