Best Of 2012: Music Videos
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Best Of 2012: Music Videos

O Youtube. You are procrastination-inducing, the perfect companion to a clutch of kush; endless stacks of videos, an abyss that stares back. 72 hours of video uploaded per minute. One could spend hours sifting through sub-par videos, “official” lyric slideshows, and horrible 96kbps compression jobs to come up with a crumby numbered list – we considered this! – that is completely, well, boring. So for your year-end enjoyment, we decided to do something a little bit different. This list is our earnest attempt at compartmentalizing 2012′s selection with a little more thought than “this one’s better than this one and this one’s the best.” Instead, enjoy our equally arbitrary categories (some more serious than others) that are equally flush with meaninglessness but also, hopefully, a little bit of funny.

BEST PSYCHEDELIC VISUALS
Django Django – Life’s a Beach

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BEST SEXY BIKER SKANK
Lana Del Ray – Ride

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BEST ART DIRECTION
Mr. Gnome – House of Circles

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BEST ELIJAH WOOD PILL BINGE
Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures

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BEST STEEZ
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop feat. Wanz

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BEST SEIZURE INDUCER
Death Grips – I’ve Seen Footage

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BEST HAIR
BIGBANG – Fantastic Baby

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BEST GUY-ON-GUY HAIR BRUSHING
Perfume Genius – Hood

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BEST ANIMATED PSYCHOTIC VIOLENCE
Trash Talk – Slander

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BEST 90′s HOMAGE
Stepdad – Will I Ever Dance Again

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BEST VID THAT MADE ME LIKE A MEDIOCRE SONG
Animal Collective – Today’s Supernatural

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BEST FAN-SOURCED VIDEO
Prince Rama – So Destroyed

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BEST KILL-CRAZY RAMPAGE
Action Bronson – The Symbol

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BEST CLICHE TOUR VIDEO
Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

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BEST LSD PARTY
White Fence – It Will Never Be

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BEST SWORDPLAY & SNAKE HANDLING
Grimes – Genesis

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BEST BENDER BY A PRIEST
Wavves – Sail to the Sun

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SO Note: Disagree? More ideas? Let Lou know what he missed or what he nailed at @shreddspread.

Lou Jeannot

Lou Jeannot

Music Contributor at Serial Optimist
Lou is co-founder of a Michigan record label and is passionate about design in music, video games and urban planning. He lives in Muskegon, MI with a bear and a dog.
Lou Jeannot

5 Comments

  1. BESTof2012: Vids from @fancystepdad @mrgnomemusic @princerama2012 in my new article for @Serial_Optimist today — http://t.co/jCwLx4GM

  2. #BESTof2012 : vids from @thedjangos , @actionbronson , @japandroids and more in today’s list. Watch em here: http://t.co/jCwLx4GM #music

  3. @davidkdean says:

    Super dope list from @Shreddspread Best of 2012: Music Videos – http://t.co/dFFnsAAh

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