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

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUCXZV96l9A[/youtube]

 

BEST SEXY BIKER SKANK
Lana Del Ray – Ride

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_-3di1yx0[/youtube]

 

BEST ART DIRECTION
Mr. Gnome – House of Circles

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm_N27v38_Y
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BEST ELIJAH WOOD PILL BINGE
Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNGpATRCrI
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BEST STEEZ
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop feat. Wanz

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes[/youtube]

 

BEST SEIZURE INDUCER
Death Grips – I’ve Seen Footage

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DigtCrO77L8[/youtube]

 

BEST HAIR
BIGBANG – Fantastic Baby

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbokV76tkU[/youtube]

 

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

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpkr8uNWpk[/youtube]

 

BEST ANIMATED PSYCHOTIC VIOLENCE
Trash Talk – Slander

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDkbdMfZ27g[/youtube]

 

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

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24boljZDeCg[/youtube]

 

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

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xbkT3calM[/youtube]

 

BEST FAN-SOURCED VIDEO
Prince Rama – So Destroyed

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5nISrIVsNs[/youtube]

 

BEST KILL-CRAZY RAMPAGE
Action Bronson – The Symbol

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AHvZWojSc[/youtube]

 

BEST CLICHE TOUR VIDEO
Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVCtbfuDqw[/youtube]

 

BEST LSD PARTY
White Fence – It Will Never Be

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drfIG6pe0K4
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BEST SWORDPLAY & SNAKE HANDLING
Grimes – Genesis

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH-q0I1fJY[/youtube]

 

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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