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July 22, 2006 8:16 PM   Subscribe

Top 100 Music Videos, according to Stylus. Last month Pitchfork made their pitch for a hundred awesome music videos. This month it's Stylus's turn.
posted by caddis (47 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool.

But you also have to respect the tastes of the King of Beaver.

(not my fault if you go to the homepage!!!)
posted by pwedza at 8:27 PM on July 22, 2006


I can't wait for a The List of Top 100 lists of Top 100 Music Videos.
posted by daninnj at 8:28 PM on July 22, 2006


Lot more Sad Bastard music on this one than Pitchfork's and their #1 has always been a favorite of mine- waitaminnit, made in 1998?!?

I'M SO FREAKIN' OLD!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:40 PM on July 22, 2006


No Tool.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:49 PM on July 22, 2006


God bless YouTube. Seriously.
posted by jonson at 9:01 PM on July 22, 2006


Thanks for this - great post! I will skip the videos of songs I can't tolerate, but there are plenty of guilty pleasures in her, for sure!
posted by newfers at 9:21 PM on July 22, 2006


They both omitted Horses; oh well, tastes differ.
posted by caddis at 9:24 PM on July 22, 2006


there are plenty of guilty pleasures in her, for sure!

Freud nods, knowingly.
posted by dreamsign at 9:32 PM on July 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


Wow. Jonathan Glazer made Radiohead tolerable. I had no idea he made videos before he made movies.
posted by dobbs at 9:32 PM on July 22, 2006


I like these a bit better then the ones from pitchfork.
posted by delmoi at 10:08 PM on July 22, 2006


I really like Stylus. They seem to be mostly free of the air of "hip" that hangs our Pitchfork like a burrito fart.
posted by BioCSnerd at 10:09 PM on July 22, 2006


Not a bad list, but they put the #1 one at #2.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:12 PM on July 22, 2006


Yay! Go Radiohead! I knew "Just" had to be near the top somewhere.....
posted by Windigo at 10:13 PM on July 22, 2006


It's just a shame that Youtube's resolution is so bad, it really ruins "Let Forever Be". Also, I'm not getting any audio on "089. Kid606 – Sometimes"
posted by delmoi at 10:15 PM on July 22, 2006


From the article:

I was about ten years old when I first saw the video for “1979,” and I fully expected it to be a forecast of what the next ten years of my life were going to be like. Or, at least, I hoped as much.

Wow. I feel old :P
posted by delmoi at 10:36 PM on July 22, 2006


Suprised neither of them had Sugar Water by Cibo Matto
posted by fullerine at 10:36 PM on July 22, 2006


Was delighted to see Pulp's Bad Cover Version here as well as on the Pitchfork list. Maybe not the greatest music video of all time, but for me at least, the most enjoyable.
posted by jonson at 10:50 PM on July 22, 2006


Wow, I wish they had found and uncensored version of 99 problems.
posted by delmoi at 10:57 PM on July 22, 2006


Sad, I've only seen 2 of the top 10 (G Thang and Just). But I think the rest of my personal top 10 were on there. Lots of good stuff, and how awesome is it that you can actually watch the videos right there, right away.

God bless YouTube. Seriously.
Amen.
posted by Joe Invisible at 11:03 PM on July 22, 2006


And there in the flesh is the exact link I was so god damned hot to post. Glad I didn't, though I do like Stylus Magazine, and I find it amazing they have never had a direct link from here until now.
posted by persona non grata at 11:21 PM on July 22, 2006


Anyone have high-resolution versions of these bookmarked somewhere? I seem to remember a post a few months back...
posted by sixacross at 11:22 PM on July 22, 2006


Last month Pitchfork made their pitch for a hundred awesome music videos. This month it's Stylus's turn.

Next month? No one fucking cares.
posted by bob sarabia at 11:45 PM on July 22, 2006


Thanks Caddis for filling up my evening!

I didn't know before that there was actually a video for one of my favorite songs by the Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime #20. Oh the joy!

I have to admit seeing A-Ha at #4 made me gag a little. Too much PBS in my youth and I loathe that video & song (after seeing it played way too often).
posted by spacelux at 12:29 AM on July 23, 2006


On further viewing, The Card Cheat was correct about #1.
posted by spacelux at 12:48 AM on July 23, 2006


The number one video in a just and good world.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:08 AM on July 23, 2006


"99 Problems", without edits

I also had hoped they'd use this one instead.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:12 AM on July 23, 2006


I don't know if it's the light in here but, through the pleasure of seeing familiar faces and the happy times, it's the painful marks which linger. Nostalgia is a sweet skin 'round the sour tragedy of knowing you've already lost the only youth you'll ever have.
All these men are dead now.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:18 AM on July 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


Not a bad list at all. Though as mentioned upthread, "Sugar Water" should be on all these lists.
posted by mr.marx at 6:29 AM on July 23, 2006


Massive Attack's Unfinished Sympathy didn't make either list, but should have.
posted by prolific at 6:56 AM on July 23, 2006


This list is way better than the Pitchfork list, and while I still would have liked to see Pearl Jam's "Do The Evolution" or Genesis' "Land of Confusion", the addition of Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" kind of makes up for not having those. Allen Ginsberg is a music video super star.
posted by eunoia at 7:00 AM on July 23, 2006


What the hell is it with the Futurehead's cover of Hounds Of Love? Awful, awful version, below average video, dull group. And yet it's seemingly revered.

Also, your favourite band and their best video both suck.
posted by TheDonF at 8:27 AM on July 23, 2006


The long-form video of Thriller will always be number one, haters.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:03 AM on July 23, 2006


"They seem to be mostly free of the air of "hip" that hangs our Pitchfork like a burrito fart."

Are you kidding? Stylus's modus operandi is to try to out-hipster Pitchfork.
posted by klangklangston at 9:34 AM on July 23, 2006


What, no Deee-Lite?
posted by MegoSteve at 10:19 AM on July 23, 2006


Where's the top 100 lists of top 100 lists? I wanna know which top 100 list is the number one top 100 list so I know to pay attention to that one and say the hell to all the other top 100 lists about top 100 lists which have top 100 lists in them. This is kickass music I wanna put it in a top 100 list of top 100 lists that have top 100 lists in them.

*runs away screaming like a maniac*
posted by ZachsMind at 10:40 AM on July 23, 2006


wow...thanks for killing my sunday...:)
posted by es_de_bah at 11:56 AM on July 23, 2006


The absense of The Residents makes this a deeply flawed list.
posted by mkhall at 12:05 PM on July 23, 2006


Let me save everyone a lot of time:

The absense of [insert any band of significance to you which was not on that list] makes this a deeply flawed list.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:23 PM on July 23, 2006


anyone who includes Jameraquai in anything "best" is immediately discredited by me....seriously.
posted by mrblack at 1:09 PM on July 23, 2006


AWESOME. I know what I am going to be doing on a lazy sunday.
posted by subaruwrx at 1:20 PM on July 23, 2006


Fell in Love with a Girl:
...The video’s great unsung reference point—8-bit video games. A = Strum. B = Cymbal Crash. Thumb in A-B-A-B-Up-Down-Left-Right to unlock Buddy Holly lightning round.

BEST. REVIEW. EVER.

Of course, they say that the video doesn't feature the stars -- but by not featuring Jack & Meg you're forced to, y'know, enjoy the music.

I was pleasantly surprised that "Hurt" ranked so high. It's an amazing tour-de-force, the best compilation montage of a man's life I can imagine. (Backed, of course, by a cool song I already liked.)
posted by dhartung at 3:03 PM on July 23, 2006


Forgot to mention my unlisted favorite -- Carpark North's Human (dir: Martin de Thurah). The way it forces you to look at the kids without seeing them as small adults, sensualizing experience without sexualizing it, is bracing.
posted by dhartung at 3:49 PM on July 23, 2006


"anyone who includes Jameraquai in anything "best" is immediately discredited by me....seriously."

Sorry, that's a great song and a great video. Dismissing anyone sweepingly based on a name is pretty stupid... seriously.
posted by klangklangston at 5:13 PM on July 23, 2006


Have to agree with you Card Cheat, that Johnny Cash video is one of the most powerful, moving things I've ever seen.
posted by bap98189 at 9:01 AM on July 24, 2006


"anyone who includes Jameraquai in anything "best" is immediately discredited by me....seriously."

Sorry, that's a great song and a great video. Dismissing anyone sweepingly based on a name is pretty stupid... seriously.


absolutley not based on a name at all...just my opinion, can't understand why people love this guy...anyway, I guess that's what this list and comments are all about.
posted by mrblack at 10:27 AM on July 24, 2006


Replacements in at #7 - I can live with that.
posted by vronsky at 1:23 PM on July 24, 2006


mrblack, a great video is one that you can enjoy watching even if you wouldn't otherwise listen to the song. There are several of those on this list. I actually like the Jamiroquai song (come on, it's sorta Stevie Wonderish...) but I think if I didn't the video would still be impressive.
posted by litlnemo at 2:12 PM on July 24, 2006


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