Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Music Video Mayhem: The Strokes, Pnau, Architecture in Helsinki

Are The Strokes big winners?

That's right, it's that time of the week where we look at three new music videos and pit them against each other in the ultimate face-off. Last week saw Ke$ha defeat Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre (yes, the mind boggles) and now The Strokes, Pnau and Architecture in Helsinki battle it out for your entertainment. Let's take a look at the videos.

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness

I found myself tiring of 'Under Cover of Darkness' and how quickly it was being so very, very overrated. However, the video goes a small way in bringing back some of my interest, mostly because it's not the total wank-fest it was expected to be. Well played, Casablancas. Admittedly, it's a pretty basic film clip; nicely shot in a theatre with a focus on the band. No complaints.

Pnau - The Truth

Pnau finally unveiled the video for 'The Truth' and they didn't disappoint! It's manic, colourful and heavily influenced by the 80s... so everything you should expect from Pnau and then some! Nick Littlemore could lose the 'I'm on drugs' eyes and maybe find a shirt, but those are relatively small issues that really don't have any bearing on, well anything really. Again, the video has me excited about the song all over again and that's what it's meant to do... make you excited!

Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High

Sleek, stylish... and creepy as all hell. Architecture in Helsinki score points for creativity and originality and the video is beautifully shot, but I honestly can't watch the video without cringing a little throughout most of it. I'm sure the gentleman featured in 'Contact High' would appreciate it if you didn't tell anyone about the busy, busy hands that are groping him throughout. Or, you know, the whole making out with ornaments and trees thing.


'The Truth' brings the fun. And the fun will always win, even if it has druggy eyes and partial nudity. Who do you think had the best video this week?

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