There's tons of cool music videos that never see the inside of your television. Allow me to train your retinas on some that I think deserve more attention than they have gotten.
10. Soulwax "E Talking"
Here's the Sesame Street on drugs version of a night out at the club.
9. Snow Patrol "Chocolate"
Ah....the end of the world.
8. Vitalic "Poney Park 1"
Repeated viewings will put you in some sort of zen like dog-induced trance.
7. Stephen Malkmus "Baby C'mon"
Quite inventive use of stop motion to overcome a lack of budget.
6. The Decemberists "16 Military Wives"
Kid's Afterschool Special + Royal Tenenbaums + US Foreign Policy = Rocking Video
5. Royksopp "What Else Is There?"
Hauntingly beautiful images and the first of 2 videos on my list by insanely talented Danish director Martin de Thura.
4. Phoenix Foundation "Hitchcock"
Director Reuben Sutherland shows what it would look like if Grand Theft Auto physics worked in the real world.
3. Kasabian "Cutt Off"
I just love how coldblooded and perfect this video is.
2. U.N.K.L.E. "An Eye For An Eye"
Perfectly done animation for a song that will stay with you for days.
1. Carpark North "Human"
A Danish band you never heard of with the best video I saw in 2005. Director Martin de Thura combines the pains of childhood with a great "Children of the Damned" vibe. This is what Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters would look like in the real world.