The 25 Best Music Videos of 2010
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5. Josh Ritter – “The Curse”
Album: So Runs the World Away
Director: Liam Hurley
Josh Ritter’s tale of an Egyptian mummy comes to life through artful puppetry.
4. Janelle Monae – “Tightrope” (feat. Big Boi)
Album: The ArchAndroid
Label: Wonderland / Big Boi
Director: Wendy Morgan
Janelle Monáe can dance a little, and that’s never been more evident than this wonderfully choreographed video.
3. Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You”
Album: The Lady Killer
The kiss-off song of the year was already great with nothing but kinetic typography, but it got better with the introduction of Little Cee Lo and High-School Cee Lo, who grow up to turn things around on The Heartbreaker:
And the original typographic version:
2. Arcade Fire – “The Wilderness Downtown”
Album: The Suburbs
Director: Chris Milk
This interactive short film lets you put your childhood home into the video. Visit WildnerssDowntown.com to customize it for yourself.
1. OK Go – “This Too Shall Pass”
Album: Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Directors: James Frost
Nobody puts as much care into music videos as OK Go, and they’ve outdone themselves with the Rube Goldberg version of “This Too Shall Pass.”
Plus, here’s a marching-band version: