Saturday Video Roundup: the best of music video, part 3

In previous Best of Music Video posts (part 1 and part 2) we’ve looked at everything from Johnny Cash to Prodigy to Death in Vegas to NIN and then some – and if you noticed a certain … heaviness … five points to Gryffindor. Today, in honor of the beautiful weather outside, we’re going to look at some of great rock video’s comparatively lighter moments.

We’ll start with one of the cleverest narratives I’ve ever seen in the video genre, Blues Traveler’s retelling of the Wizard of Oz fable from “Run Around.” Cynical, anyone? (And by the way, what did Adam Duritz ever do to John Popper?)

I remember being just blown away the first time I saw New Order’s “Round and Round,” primarily because of its staggering minimalism. At first you’re struck by just how little is going on, but the more you watch, the more you’re intrigued by how much is going on.

Finally, Edison Carter’s alter-ego is having a hard time getting to sleep.

Hope you enjoyed it, and be sure to tell your friends so we can get some of that viral stuff I’ve been reading about. Meanwhile, I hear sunshine and a beer calling my name…

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