Hello, my friends. Today I'd like to talk about a new art medium that has come to my attention since I started college. Yes, I didn't discover music videos until college. Exploring the Internet has opened my eyes to the actual artistic quality of some of the music videos out there. So I thought I'd share some of my favorites and get your thoughts.
I'd love to expand my list too! Tell me about your favorite (non-explicit) music videos and I'll check them out.
My first set is going to be from Linkin Park--actually, the majority of this post will probably be from them. Linkin Park was already my favorite music group, but when I discovered the incredible depth of their music videos, I got hooked. Here are some of what Linkin Park has to offer:
I like this video because it has a truthful, intense, but hopeful story going on with the abused girl and the song. The glass and tear graphics are really awesome too, in my opinion.
This video for "Numb" is incredible because just about everyone can relate to the story of the artist who feels shunned from society despite her obvious ability to contribute to it.
This next one made me cry. That's all I can say.
That's the first music video I really got into. "Burn It Down" is one of my favorite songs ever, and I just love the graphics and intensity reflected here.
Here's another group I think does really good music videos: The Piano Guys. If you haven't heard of them, you need to! It's a cellist and a pianist doing the best arrangements and covers eve. I'll post my two favorite (funny) videos by them in another post that you can check out later. Here's one of the really inspirational ones I like:
Not only is the music incredible, but the camera angles with the orchestra and the Utah landscape are gorgeous. It gives me chills.
A couple other random videos I like: First, one from Nickelback, whose songs. I really like, though their videos don't tend to impress me. The one for "Savin' Me" is pretty good, however. I like the story, although it's kind of random.
Second, a couple of Taylor Swift's videos that I've seen and liked. I hear she generally does a pretty good job with her videos, although recent ones have disappointed me. This one, for "The Story of Us" (which is one of my faves by her) is really good, though. I love the intensity and the obvious emotion.
Then of course, her famous old winner of a video, which actually made me cry because I'm so pathetic:
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