Interactive dance clips; dangerous escalators; one-shot wonders; murderous muppets; product whores – our favorite 11 music videos from this year cover a lot of ground.
“There is no superiority in terms of music; there is no good music; there is no bad music. Every music is designed specifically and catered to a taste, so it’s preferences. People who judge music as good or bad are thinking of it as like…f’ing sports or something.”
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
A new single from the always moody Dirty Beaches. The creepy clip plays like a short film – wait for it.
How do we even start to cover the covers? Maybe with some connections: Dirty Beaches does Johnny Cash — Cash does Nine Inch Nails — Reznor & Karen O do Zeppelin — it just goes on from there.
A song can take you back—both to places of your past and, interestingly, sometimes to places you’ve never been before…sometimes the artists haven’t been either. Here is some music-evoked nostalgia for you.
Hype-heavy for good reason, Alex Zhang Hungtai is Dirty Beaches. A solo act, draped in 60’s era nostalgia, his first release, Badlands, is “ballads and dirges laced with murder and lament”, and is one of this year’s most interesting indie releases.