This year, many sites have compiled what they claim to be the best music videos of 2006. Here are a few of my favorites:
Knights of Cydonia - Muse. It's Kung-Fu meets spaghetti western with some sci-fi and a unicorn thrown in. Everything cheesy mixed together does not, surprisingly, equal a cheesy mess.
Rise Up With Fists - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. A satirical look at Hee-Haw. Lewis channels Sissy Spacek channeling Loretta Lynn. Sarah Silverman has an appropriately inappropriate cameo.
Dirty Blue Jeans - Jeremy Warmsley. At first you think your eyes are playing tricks on you, then you realize they aren't, and then you notice what a brilliantly shot video this really is. A cinematic accomplishment.
We Are Your Friends - Justice vs. Simian. That must have been some party, because now the place is a frigging mess.
All In My Head - Good Shoes. Party tricks on parade!
Meds - Placebo. I hate this band's name. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, this is a great song and a totally trippy video.