It was a very
good week in music video land. So good, in fact, that we've decided to resurrect a long lost feature from the Baeble days of yore. The Roundup is our way of gathering up all of the most interesting visual tid bits from the week that was and putting them in one place for your general viewing pleasures. So without further ado, here are the best 5 moments from the last week.
#5 - Grimes - "Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream
ain't the same artist who released the bizarre, freakishly delicious pop Visions
bestowed upon us back in 2012. OK, maybe the new video for "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream" suggests she's still very much in touch with her inner weirdo. But she's also been hanging with artists like Rihanna and Lana Del Rey of late, and the vibe here is decidedly...mainstream. Which we're not saying is a bad thing, mind you. But there a lot of you out there who care about that kind of thing. So, fair warning.
#4 - Neon Indian - "Slumlord Rising"
's Vega Intl. Night School
has been one of our favorite new albums of the fall
. To be honest, we hadn't given Alan Palomo much of a thought since "Polish Girl" - a delicious fit of 8-bit pop that launched the project into the stratosphere back in 2011 - came and went. But there's something about this song and video... Is it Palomo's ode to Thriller"? Perhaps. Either way, this video is a trip, man. And its' soundtrack is ambitious and sounds oh so good this spooky time of the year.
#3 - The 1975 - "Love Me"
Uh, yeah. Color us surprised when we finally heard the return of The 1975
. "Love Me" dropped two weeks ago and the single is a total shock to the system. It's quirky, soaked in that campy, 80's funk pop bands like INXS and Peter Gabriel (on "Sledgehammer" at least) were selling to the world at the height of their powers. And then there's this video; an excessive, over-the-top burst of color and sexy stimuli (plus cutouts of Harry Styles and Elvis). It's a hoot and we don't know what they're up to. Perhaps they're not the boy-band-masquerading-as-actual-band we thought they were? Time will tell.
#2 - Justin Beiber - "Sorry"
We're told this video marks the end of The Biebz
' great apology tour of 2015. That's it? Not sure how long one has to apologize for pissing in buckets, f*cking strippers in Brazil, drag-racing in FL, etc, etc...but we could have used a little more of it. Oh well. His royal Beibz has officially won us over with his last 3 singles (including the Jack U collaboration "Where Are You Now" with Skrillex and Diplo). There really is a reason to be excited about this...gulp, pop star right now. We're kind of pumped for Purpose
. I guess we're all Beliebers now. Deal with it.
#1 - Adele - "Hello"
OK everyone. This was the BIG ONE. The one that blew up the music industry last Friday. Queen Adele
...our great savior coming out of hiding (excluding that Bond cameo) to save us all. "Hello" made us cry, it made us laugh (that flip phone), it made us feel things we haven't felt since she released 21
in 2011. And some of us love it and some of us hate it. Be we all know this is the biggest thing to happen in a long, long time....so let's all embrace it. T minus 3 weeks until the release of 25