Monday, 23 May 2011

Music Video Mayhem - Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Architecture in Helsinki

Beyonce wants to chain you up... like she would to a Hyena.

It's time for a some Music Video Mayhem! That's right, we've got three competitors with three brand spankin' new clips, but only one can come out on top. Today, Avril Lavigne takes on Beyonce and Aussie favourites, Architecture in Helsinki. Will Avril be smiling at the end? Will Beyonce 'Run the World?' Or can AIH escape with a victory? Let's find out.

Avril Lavigne - Smile

Remember when Avril was a wanna-be punk rock skater girl who would because she could, but she don't and she won't? Neither does she. Now, if you put some earplugs in (or alternatively just push the mute button) this isn't THE most offensive video. Lavigne looks super pretty and appears to have found the fountain of youth (yeah, I just saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean) as she's 26 going on 17. Even the idea for the video isn't THE worst out there. Completing the love heart was a nice touch... but how did she find something to perfectly meld the pieces back together. Maybe she's a witch. Anyway, if you're going to actually listen to the song, just be warned it's possibly the worst single that the former 'Complicated' singer has ever released. "Last night I blacked out, I think... What did you, what did you put in my drink? I remember making out and then..." Seriously? You're better than this.

Beyonce - Run the World (Girls)

Beyonce rides a horse, beats up a car, BULL! Beyonce crucifies a blonde (symbolism of her desire to kill Gaga for making her say those bizarre lines in 'Telephone?'). LION! Combination of military and tribal fashion, Beyonce does the chicken dance, group dance, Converse shoes, chains, HYENAS! Beyonce gives us the finger, gets sprayed with water, loves goooold, shows us fierce, group dances in sexy yellow, goes to war and then dances some more... this time in green. Could have used more bull, lion and hyena. Seriously, only B could get away with the unnecessary, two second use of a lion. Final verdict? Still amazing.

Architecture in Helsinki - Escapee

Typical indie fare and a notable step down from the awesomeness of 'Contact High.' Not that this isn't good, it's beautifully shot and makes you want to start a band so you too can be as cool as Architecture in Helsinki. But you won't, so don't even bother. Trust me, I tried. Sadly, Engineering in Dusseldorf never took off like it should have. 'Escapee' is a good way to spend three minutes, but it's also fairly forgettable. Which means...


She runs the world... for now.


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