Sunday, 24 April 2011

Music Video Mayhem - Kimbra, Arctic Monkeys, Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland


Music Video Mayhem returns, and we're mixing it up today by pitting artists from very different backgrounds against each other. We've got pop, rock, indie, R&B and hip-hop taking center stage. New Zealand's most intriguing export, Kimbra, returns with the video for her amazing second single, 'Cameo Lover;' Arctic Monkeys also recently unveiled a new song in the form of 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' and Nelly and Kelly Rowland attempt to make lightning strike twice with 'Gone.' The videos for these three tracks are ready to compete... which one's the best? Let's find out...

Kimbra - Cameo Lover

So, Kimbra's pretty awesome. But you already knew that. Her previous video, 'Settle Down,' was the perfect visual companion. It was cool, quirky and immediately caught your attention; much like the song itself. Similarly, the video for 'Cameo Lover' captures the fun, 60s inspired retro vibe we love so much in the song and somehow manages to make your listening experience even more amazing than it already was. There's even a cameo by the girl from 'Settle Down!' Pure awesomeness and right now, Kimbra can do no wrong.

Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

While Kimbra gives the 60s some love, the Arctic Monkeys draw some inspiration from 1970s New Wave and punk. You could almost believe that 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' was released thirty years ago! While that's an achievement, it doesn't mean the video is good. It's basically a glorified performance video with some snazzy technical wizardry. Fun, yet hardly memorable.

Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland - Gone

As a song, 'Gone' is no 'Dilemma.' As a video... 'Gone' is no 'Dilemma.' Kelly Rowland deserves better.


Kimbra crushes the competition with 'Cameo Lover!' Like there was any doubt.

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