You guys know I love a good music list (see “11 Awesome Modern Electronic Duos” and “Best Music Vids of the Aughts“) so imagine my delight upon seeing Pitchfork’s list of the Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s. I don’t agree with all of their choices, but it’s certainly a fun list to peruse and brings back some fond memories of the days when MTV showed at least some music videos. I think whoever had final say on the list was a big Aphex Twin fan—totally disagree with their number one choice. Below, a few of my faves.
Jamiroquai’s awesome and this video is proof. Not that complicated but it looks fantastic and sticks with you. I can’t believe this wasn’t higher on the list.
I totally forgot about the Foo Fighter’s “Big Me” video. I wasn’t that crazy about their self-titled debut album, but this video definitely made me a fan of the band. Also, Dave Grohl is amazing.
You know I can’t leave Daft Punk off of any list I make. Pitchfork points out that each group in the video corresponds to a different track in the song. I guess that’s kind of obvious now that I read it though.
Awesome, awesome video. The story is adorable. Whoever thought of having an anthropomorphic milk cartoon go searching for the young man listed as missing on its side is a genius.
The song I’m not too crazy about, but it’s a beautiful, brutal video with a stunning finale. Also, wasn’t this video banned from MTV in the US?
Along with UNKLE and Blur above, this video would complete my top three for the 90s. Great song. Classic video. The fake Fonzie looks a little bad, but it’s still hilarious. Brian Bell mouthing “I love you” to the girl is awesome. Weezer was hot right out of the gate and their joy at being signed and making their first video [correction: second video. thanks, CCap] is palpable.
There’s a bunch of other nice trips down memory lane (Radiohead’s “Just,” more Foo Fighter, Nirvana) so be sure to peep the full list.