The 25 Best MUSIC VIDEOS of 2011

Every once in a while I meet someone who casually mentions that music videos are dead and I’m always shocked. Music videos have never been more alive and vibrant than they are now in the age of video democracy online. This post is a celebration of the creative spirit that fights every day to set great songs to even better visuals. You guys are my heroes.

Watch the videos in a countdown stye playlist below or continue on to catch them embedded 1-by-1 with my woefully minimal commentary. 

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[LP] Boots Electric – HONKEY KONG (w/ “I Love You All The Thyme”)

i would beg if i thought it would make you stay

♫ Boots Electric – I Love You All The Thyme

I just can’t get into the Eagles Of Death Metal frontman’s solo project as Boots Electric. The album was certainly named appropriately but I guess Honkey Kong is just not my genre. I need more balls in my guitar shredding! Oddly enough its the LP’s most neutered track that I’m actually digging. “I Love You All The Time” is perfectly bouncy in its sappy love confessions. Its missing Hughes’ signature raunch (see videos for Honkey Kong singles “Complexity” and “Boots Electric Theme”) but it somehow works. The man has range. And hops.

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 25 – [7.25.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

What better day to drop the 25th Digest!? Chew on these and fire off some thoughts in the comments.

Right-click link to download. For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Frank Ocean – Dreamkilla / New (or maybe old) Frank Ocean produced by the Midi Mafia who also did one of the best songs of the year so far, “Swim Good.” Butter.

♫ Boots Electric – Boots Electric Theme / The first single from Eagles Of Death Metal’s frontman Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes. Hmm… I wanna love it but it’s just no EODM track.

♫ Wale – Lacefrontin’ / Remember when this guy was supposed to be the big thing? Just not feeling it. So much going on here but kinda nothing going on.

♫ Star Slinger – Dutchie Courage / Star Slinger bringing the Read more