The Best Music Videos of 2013
Ten years from now, you’ll remember a video more than a song. There’s more to relate to and connect with in a visual representation of something than an auditory. A great music video can be emotionally engraved in your brain. No joke. After watching many hundreds of them throughout the year, here are the best and most memorable music videos of 2013.
10. Dutch Uncles – “Flexxin”
Because: It’s this year’s Amanaemonesia.
9. Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool” (Dir. by CANADA)
Because: Oh, the planning this took and also the lady’s foreshadowing underwear.
8. Mutual Benefit – “Advanced Falconry” (Dir. by Allie Avital Tsypin)
Because: The kids.
7. Passion Pit – “Carried Away” (Dir. by Ben Brewer & Alex Brewer)
Because: Relationships are hard.
6. Pusha T – “Numbers On The Boards” (Dir. SOME)
Because: Chin jut/teeth grit; I BELIEVE (in) this man. The lighting is also some of the best I’ve seen in a while.
5. Dan Deacon – “Guilford Avenue Bridge” (Dir. by Alan Resnick)
Because: Touring is hella work, but Dan Deacon and Alan Resnick make it look amazing.
4. FKA twigs – “Water Me” (Dir. by Jesse Kanda)
Because: It manages to be slow and fast/disturbing and beautiful at the same-slowly-dripping time. It’ll grow on you.
3. Beach House – “Wishes” (Dir. by Eric Wareheim)
Because: Everything…all of it…just every bit. Please watch the making of this video too.
2. Death Grips – “COME UP AND GET ME” (Dir. by Death Grips)
Because: It’s extremely rare to encounter front man Stefan Burnett in silence, much less nine minutes of it, but in this case it’s more frightening than serene. If there was a stand off with this man, the police would lose.
1. Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone” (Dir. by Vania Heymann)
Because: It’s just your basic lip synching clip, but it’s done 16 times in interactive television channel-flipping format. It’s something you want to share with your friends and ask, “Which channel did you choose?” Vania Heymann is just one of a new breed of video producers that want more from the medium, and interactivity seems to be wave they’re riding. Rumour has it more channels will be added as time passes. Let’s all petition for a channel featuring Mick Jagger. What’s below is a trailer of the video, because they only handed out the lengthy embed code to the internet’s heavy hitters, so please click on the link below the clip to find your favorite channel.
Watch the full, interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone” here. <<<<<<<<<<
For more great videos that might have sneaked by you in 2013 – 130 more to be exact – just click play below.