Best videos of 2010 - Category: Best Creatures

One of the things that makes us human is our imagination, which often produces creatures which are definitely not human.

Goldfrapp - Alive (taken from Head First)
Tale as old as time: Beauty and the beast.

Yeasayer - Madder Red (taken from Odd Blood)
This one is also firmly in “beauty & the beast” territory. Though my three-year-old daughter (definitely a beauty) LOVES Kristen Bell’s pet, and has asked to watch this video several times in a row on multiple occasions.

Unicycle Loves You - Mirror, Mirror (taken from Mirror Mirror)

This bizarre love triangle reminds me of this oft-repeated quote: “If you love something, set it free; if it comes back it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was.”

Beach House - Walk in the Park (taken from Teen Dream)

If Wes Anderson had directed Teen Wolf while on acid, this may have been the result.

Hey Champ - Neverest (taken from Star)

Dolphins are right up there with primates in terms of intelligence, they even admire their own reflections if given the chance. These dolphins would have plenty to admire. (NSFW)

Superhumanoids - Persona (taken from Urgency EP)Sometimes the line between human and non-human is blurry, as is the line between genius and insanity.

LCD Soundsystem - Home (taken from This is Happening) I wish I had heard this song a little more on the radio this year, instead of that novelty song, “Robots Need Love, Too.”

Best Coast - When I’m with You (taken from Crazy for You)

Because of conditioning, even kids who are afraid of clowns aren’t afraid of Ronald McDonald. But after years of a diet consisting of artificial food, painting his face and hair artificial colors, and a bankroll in the billions, could you still consider him human?

RJD2 - Let There Be Horns (taken from The Colossus)

I’ve saved possibly the best for last here, but this minotaur represents the predicament of modern man more clearly than any human actor could.

It ain’t over yet…

2 Responses to “Best videos of 2010 - Category: Best Creatures”

  1. jonathan Says:

    LCD’s video has to be the epitome of rockstardom! my vote goes to this one
    teenage angst trip gets 2nd & dolphin fetish (for the humour!) gets 3rd.

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