View Full Version : What is your favorite music video?

2008-06-13, 09:46 AM
As the title says: what is your favorite music video? Post a link!

At the moment my favorite one is the Carnival of Rust by Poets of the fall: very Burton-ish, and the song sticks to mind.


2008-06-13, 02:06 PM
Knights of Cydonia - Muse

/win thread

Oops, forgot link


Took me a while, laggy forums.

Illiterate Scribe
2008-06-13, 02:48 PM
Anything by Astley. Srsly, the dancing makes it.

Moff Chumley
2008-06-13, 08:45 PM
Knights of Cydonia - Muse

/win thread

Oops, forgot link


Took me a while, laggy forums.

So, so seconded. TMV has some pretty cool videos, and I've yet to see a /bad/ Gorillaz video. Mediocre, maybe, but none are bad. King Crimson's Sleepless is pretty awesome, and anything by Primus ties KoC. Claymation vids for the win!

Azerian Kelimon
2008-06-13, 08:52 PM
The Estranged trilogy of videos and Thriller are, of course, :awesome: with a big smiley.

Then, there's the It's a Long way to the top (If you wanna Rock 'n Roll) by AC/DC, simply because seeing hard rockers playing along with bagpipes is the coolest thing since Ace of Spades.

There was also that completely kickass SOYCD fanvid which was more like a small movie (And it won prizes!), but I can't find it.

Finn Solomon
2008-06-13, 09:51 PM
Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend.


I really like November Rain too. One of the best ever.

2008-06-13, 10:02 PM
Something like 85% of the AMVs for my main anime fandom (Death Note) use the red filter like Tabasco. Most of the rest are comedies. That sliver to which neither description applies, wins my undying love.

Assume spoilers.

This one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=O4J98Ot_wQA) is my favorite of the approximately forty-seven thousand AMVs to "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell. Honestly, I always thought the song had more to do with Death Note than with James Bond to begin with.

This one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzt3y1qIb8k) actually involves a song composed specifically for the occasion. It could have been sung with a bit more gusto, but you have to appreciate the amount of work put into it.

This one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=oSfNsn6_Bqc) makes extensive use of the red filter, but does it well. It also bears the mark of being one of the few AMVs where the rhythm was genuinely made more important than the lyrics. Awesomesauce.

And, from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, if you haven't seen this AMV (http://youtube.com/watch?v=mxRxpnHqfCE) to Welcome to the Black Parade, either you haven't seen Gurren Lagann or you just don't watch many AMVs (if the former, again, don't watch), but yeah - all the moments that made you cheer yourself hoarse and cry yourself dry, all there in a five-minute video.

Also from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, this one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=T0F1Do9cNYo) does a pretty fun poke at the Spiral King's minions minus Thimilyph. Made me laugh my arse off the first time 'round.

2008-06-13, 10:38 PM
This video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0) is by far my favorite music video. It's just so inspired.

Watch it... You'll understand.

2008-06-14, 12:50 AM
Empty Walls (http://youtube.com/watch?v=BZSKvSz1roQ) by Serj Tankian.

H. Zee
2008-06-14, 01:50 AM
This. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=01C4RPEinM4) Pure undiluted awesome.

And this one's even better. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EM5BxEXQFoI&feature=related)

2008-06-14, 04:14 AM
Pffft. Amateurs.



I have yet to see a single thing on the internet filled with more pure, unadulterated, and neutron-star-level-of-density awesome.

2008-06-14, 11:22 AM
Where Dragons Rule (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1eRQpvrq68). Some fellow made a nice video for it, IMO.

Innis Cabal
2008-06-14, 11:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNtGYdm2rOY- Interpol, Evil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8E0Afc7Heg- Existentialism on Prom Night - Straylight Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4WbwwhBmRk-Crash Test Dummies- MMM MMM MMM MMM

2008-06-14, 12:03 PM
As I Sad Sadly by Her Side- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__MOjSyLgNc)

Ash to Ashes - David Bowie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r44OFO-MNPo)

Straight to You - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yaz_2ayVZBg)

Azerian Kelimon
2008-06-14, 12:04 PM
Can't believe no one listed it yet.

Sledge-Hammer! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0&feature=related)

Seriously. Anything with dancing chickens is awesome.

2008-06-14, 12:21 PM
I'm not going to link Happiness in Slavery, but there you go.

I don't particularly like NIN, but I love the videos, and I love Bob Flanagan.

I also like the nasheed They have killed me .. (( a story of an addict )) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yNOYDWc6bn0) by Zaid Al-Fawaz.

Pie Guy
2008-06-14, 04:19 PM
The Twilight Zone by Golden Earring!

The first music video to ever follw a plot. Seriously.

2008-06-14, 05:49 PM
By state law (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63-VsPNUHss) each Californian household must own at least one Red Hot Chili Peppers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldMUEJBA1tk&feature=related) album. Or at least it seems that way.

But the Aquabats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4tw6vBbwVY) and White Stripes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRDi67G0Siw) have some sweet videos.

Jack Squat
2008-06-14, 08:35 PM
Let it Roll - Little Feat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgmgErncC_A&feature=user) mostly because I want that (1933?) Ford Coupe.

I'll also agree that Sledgehammer is a great video.

And while this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW1toLy_FMQ) isn't an official music video, it's pretty awesome as well.

2008-06-14, 08:43 PM
Even though it's incredibly cheesy, and low budget, I love Breaking the Law (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OYn5hxeFt10). Nothing beats robbing a bank with the power of rock.

2008-06-16, 01:08 AM
Sweet Lullaby -- Deep Forest (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vvnVdMpgQOk) always helps me feel good about the world.

The Girl and the Sea -- The Presets (http://youtube.com/watch?v=v7JOnV0nOog) lovely animation that enhances the song.

Solid Rock -- Goanna (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KV_0Mf9YcyA) for a straight performance video, I really like it.

2008-06-16, 08:52 AM
Wow, lots of rock & metal, no hip-hop. I'll fix that. Now, don't get scared kiddies, I'm not going to post something by Fiddy or some rubbish like that, it's proper music. Just give it a chance :D

Flyentology (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dBqGINeDvg) by El-P featuring Trent Reznor (yes, Trent as in Nine Inch Nails Trent) is a good video.

Stepfather Factory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acgr18qpcPM&feature=related) again by El-P

None Shall Pass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1u43KDiWD0&feature=related) is good because i'm a fan of both Aesop Rock & designer Jeremy Fish.

And last but not least: Casting Agents & Cowgirls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JItQ4Kg5Zy8) by Busdriver.. because it's Busdriver, and he's insane, but well, he's Busdriver :D

The Vorpal Tribble
2008-06-23, 10:40 AM
I'm going to take music video as any video with music in it :smallwink:

Plant Techno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUIIcbIjgk)

Jillian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkmgsksTT4A) by Within Temptation set to scenes from Serenity

Savin' Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVF_JOL0P1M) by Nickelback

The Saga Begins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7arl-cYDRn0) by Weird Al

Memories (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhzJO34SCoc) by Within Temptation

J'en Ai Marre (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHgZRBrWZ8c) by Alizee :elan:

2008-06-23, 10:52 AM
The Saga Begins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7arl-cYDRn0) by Weird Al


I'm just going to list them for now but I may link them later.

Girl's Not Grey-AFI
Grind-Alice in Chains
Rooster-Alice in Chains
Just a Day-Feeder
Save Us-Feeder
So Cold-Breaking Benjamin
In Bloom-Nirvana
Black Hole Sun-Soundgarden

That's about it to be honest, there may be more I think of later.

2008-06-23, 11:09 AM
I'm not so sure that it is my favorite, but it is definitely one of them :smallwink:

DoTA (http://youtube.com/watch?v=0OzWIFX8M-Y)

And no, I'm not Swedish :smallbiggrin:

Edit: Crap, can't remember how to work the link properly (ie: add a caption)...Yes, at one time I did know how to :smallannoyed:

Edit V2: A) where the hell did my link go (I had one, just w/o the caption)- and B) Thank You to The Vorpal Tribble for the hint/help/save.

The Vorpal Tribble
2008-06-23, 11:33 AM
Edit: Crap, can't remember how to work the link properly (ie: add a caption)...Yes, at one time I did know how to :smallannoyed:
This sort of thing you mean?
Text (link)

2008-06-27, 06:27 PM

yes. :smallbiggrin:

My favorite part is at 0:44 when he does the little hip swing.

The Vorpal Tribble
2008-06-27, 06:49 PM

yes. :smallbiggrin:

My favorite part is at 0:44 when he does the little hip swing.
*backs away slowly...*

2008-06-27, 07:50 PM
Probably Land of confusion, both the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MzShg7yXik

and the cover by disturbed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KW8DRSvEoQ

oh, and how could I forget: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU&feature=related


2008-06-27, 08:00 PM
Damn, I was gonna post the land of confusion videos. Oh well.

Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8fr8y9cMyx8)

Breaking Benjamin - So Cold (http://youtube.com/watch?v=cV6xBQDCTzg)

Innis Cabal
2008-06-27, 08:18 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=L_Ve9h1HNBA- Circles- Soul Coughing

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aYZ5-lTEKQQ&feature=related- Rollin, same band

H. Zee
2008-07-01, 10:33 AM
How could I have forgotten this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI)?


2008-07-01, 02:33 PM
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy

Dr. Bath
2008-07-01, 02:53 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDS83yrM30Y&feature=related) is plain awesome.

As is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSmaT0UriG0)

2008-07-06, 10:23 PM
Blech, MTV >_<

Even though I can't stand watching most music videos...

The Smashing Pumpkins have made the most amazing ones I have ever seen.

"Tonight, tonight", "33", "Ava Adore", "Disarm", "Stand Inside Your Love", "Zero" are all really great.

And Primus does make some good ones. Humorous and wacky at the very least :D.

2008-07-06, 10:25 PM
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy


Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

I can't say im a huge fan though.

But I like some of his stuff.

Windowlicker, Pulsewidth, Flim, BoyGirl Song, Avril 14th, and Vordhosbn are great songs.

Sorry I had to double post. :smallbiggrin:

2008-07-07, 05:49 AM
Most videos by Die Ärzte are pretty awesome. And funny.

Even if you don't understand german, they're worth watching. ;)

Lied vom Scheitern (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWVv2qG9Z4c&feature=related)

Deine Schuld (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6NqBFDphm0&feature=related)

Rebell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VugE7su2hmc&feature=related)

and of course:
Yoko Ono :smallbiggrin: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Q80kuHa2Y&feature=related)

2008-07-07, 05:53 AM
Mostly tied to a good first impression. Crazy, Aerosmith. It might just be because I had a crush for her though. The video isn't that amazing after all....(best shot of Lyv's hind-dom, when she is refueling the car)

2008-07-07, 06:24 AM
Some of my faves have already been mentioned (Gorrilaz, Aphex Twin, Peter Gabriel) so here are some others.

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sUnAxegUJu0)

Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BieVgyrfglQ)

Radiohead - Just (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R5X7HKxpiQA)

Andoird Lust - Stained (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S6fVhYTRVp8)

Blech, MTV >_<

Even though I can't stand watching most music videos...
What has MTV got to do with music videos? :smalltongue:

2008-07-07, 02:47 PM
What has MTV got to do with music videos? :smalltongue:

Oh, I just saw somebody mention it xD

But I do think they have a tendacy to play the worst music videos...

If they ever get around to playing music that is!