LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby: This 2018 piece would be just as good in the form of a novel or a film; such serene narrative fullness and emotional pull seldom achieved in the domain of music video; this effort, somehow, decontextualizes itself into the domain 'Oscar nomination.'
The Shins: Simple Song: 2012. In my opinion, Shin's songwriter James Mercer is one of our generation's fine lyricists; his unpredictable metaphors being of a distinct literary or poetic quality. His epic track "New Slang" set the indie rock bar at its highest point. Thus, it is no surprise that Mercer is making videos which are, in the narrative sense, beyond the call of duty. Like the above LCD storyline, this one, too, feels like it could be a movie or a book, but with an entirely different
Metz: A Boat to Drown In: 2020.
Mazzy Star: Blue Flower: Live on British television, 1994.
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Just Like Honey: From their debut record Psychocandy, 1985.
Blur: The Universal: From their 1995 record The Great Escape,
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Maps: From their 2003 record Fever to Tell,
Pulp: Common People: From their 1995 record Different Class,
Rosalia: De Plata. 2017. This video was made by the Spanish filmmaking collective Manson.
Ride: Today. 1991.