G-Eazy – “I Mean It” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxnaPa8ohmM For a song with a chorus that says "If I ever said I f***** your b****, just know I meant it", I expected the video to be stellar. And honestly, I would say that without a doubt, it has lived up to my expectations. The entire thing teeters between serious and silly, where the [...]

The Weeknd – “False Alarm” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW5oGRx9CLM At this point, it's impossible to deny the talent and creative ability of The Weeknd, who only keeps getting better with time. I remember back in 2016 when his third studio album Starboy was released and people went absolutely bonkers. It took me a while to listen to it (mostly because I was stuck [...]

Backstreet Boys – “Everybody” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M6samPEMpM Teen pop is an easily hated upon genre and I do have to admit that a good majority of it really isn’t great. However, there is something magical about 90’s pop and the Backstreet Boys easily stick out as some of the best, simply because they seemed so down to earth and larger than [...]

Kylie Minogue – “Get Outta My Way” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHGaW8lBlSk Who else remembers a time in pop culture history when music was brought to us by TV shows instead of streaming services? I do, and one thing I especially remember is the VH1 Top 20 Countdown that happened every Saturday morning. Each week they would count down the top songs and music videos and [...]

Chance The Rapper – “Same Drugs” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be37-T72DNk Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book is a rare example of an instantly captivating record. It’s also rare in the sense that there are no bad songs on here. Whereas most records take time to grow on you or a few listens to understand, this mixtape was straight to the point yet so intricately produced [...]

Janet Jackson – “Nasty” – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s1fHtIVqiQ The first time I sat down to watch this video was a few years ago. I had actually never seen a full Janet Jackson music video before (how, you may ask? I wish I knew, but I really don’t have an answer) but I was beyond excited. Her third studio album Control was an [...]

Wallows – “Treacherous Doctor” – Music Video Discussion

I haven’t asked anybody else’s thoughts on animated music videos, but generally I’m not a fan of them myself. That’s why I was surprised to be so intrigued by the video for “Treacherous Doctor”, the final single from indie rock band Wallows. Whereas most animated videos do little to capture the watcher’s attention and connect [...]

“Smile Like You Mean It” – The Killers – Music Video Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAErD8xzjCM Over fifteen years ago, The Killers released their debut album Hot Fuss which contained the single “Mr. Brightside” which is still being overplayed at karaoke bars and college parties to this day. However, despite the major success of the single that most times would lead to a “one hit wonder” type of scenario, the [...]

LANY – “Thick & Thin” and “Super Far” – Music Video Discussion

Music videos in this day and age are at times almost as important as the songs themselves. But producing music videos isn’t easy; from the concept to the direction to production, the entire process is extremely time and money consuming. And the sad reality is, is that most of them end up looking just like [...]