Frontier Psychiatrist

The Top 10 Music Videos of February-March 2012

Posted on: April 16, 2012

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We dropped the ball on the top 5 videos of the month for February, so today we’re making up for it with a double entry.  The best videos of the last two months run the gamut from old school to groundbreaking.  Many of our most-featured artists are included, as are a handful of obscure upstarts.  Sit back and enjoy the show.

10. Mouse on Mars – “Polaroyced”

Concept: Guy in mask dances.  French bulldogs fly.  Glitter falls from sky.

9. Joey Bada$$ – “Survival Tactics”

Concept: Guy with best rap name ever hangs out with friends in scary masks.  Terror ensues.

8. Odd Future – “Oldie”

Concept: The guys from Odd Future take a 10-minute break from alienating their audience to rap.

7. Nite Jewel – “One Second of Love”

Concept: What appear to be cult members crash a party and writhe on the floor.  A large transgender man dances with a longhorn.  Then it gets weird.

6. BBU – “The Hood”

Concept: A group of Chicago rappers make you feel guiltier than you already do for being white.

5. Grimes – “Oblivion”

Concept: Grimes attends various sporting events, ignores them in favor of singing.  We learn that high school football in Canada is in fact American football.

4. Tanlines – “Brothers”/”All Of Me”

Concept 1: This is actually an interactive video; for the full experience, head here.  It’s just two guys playing music in an apartment, but you can control the camera angle by clicking and dragging.  A simple idea that turns out to be pretty cool.

Concept 2: Old guys dance.

3. Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”

Concept: Whatever it is, it has something to do with Yoko Ono.

2. The Shins – “Simple Song”

Concept: James Mercer tells us what he thinks of his fictional family from beyond the grave.  The Royal Tennenbaums in music video form.

1. Chairlift – “Met Before”

Concept: Another interactive entry that sadly cannot be properly embedded. You can click here for the full experience, and I highly recommend that you do.  In short, you use your keyboard to choose which guy Chairlift lead singer/cute girl Caroline Polachek decides to pursue.  I recommend choosing the one that looks most like you.

L.V. Lopez is co-editor of Frontier Psychiatrist.  


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