Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Best Music Videos of All Time

Radiohead week on mC

In 1995 music videos were still relevant as ways to hear new music and get to know your favorite musicians a little better. Few made better videos than Radiohead, and few came close to the paranoid brilliance of "Just":

When OK Computer blew up everyone's mind two years later, the accompanying videos for "Paranoid Android" and "Karma Police" definitely aided and abetted.

But when Thom Yorke joined forces with the rest of U.N.K.L.E. a year later, the video for "Rabbit In Your Headlights" seemed to flow from the same determined madness of the protagonist in the "Just" video. Present in both is a realization so profound that it shatters reality. Listening to Radiohead has this same feel - that if you listen closely enough, the epiphany will become clear, and all else falls away.


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