The first of many countdowns…top music videos of 2010Posted: December 19, 2010
10. Sent By Ravens – “New Fire”
Performance videos, while often overdone, can be effective when done right under a tight budget. This is one such example.
9. Civil Twilight “Letters From the Sky”
One of my favorite songs of the year, the video does a great job reflecting the chill, pensive mood of the song.
8. Fair – “Disappearing World”
This reminds of “Where the Wild Things Are” for some reason. Another melancholy track that is impossibly catchy.
7. Paper Route – “Gutter”
This song has a groove you can’t get out of your head…clever way to film as well.
6. Underoath – “In Division”
Proof that Aaron Gillespie does NOT equal the essence of Underoath. Like the underwater filming.
5. Anberlin – “Impossible”
Another song that is impossible for me to NOT rock out to when I hear it. The slow-mo that doesn’t end annoyed me at first, but grew on me…
4. Owl City – “Umbrella Beach”
very HAPPY song that is proof of why Owl City should have a career beyond “Fireflies”.
3. Abandon Kansas – “Close Your Eyes”
Favorite “band performance video” of the year. Especially like the cinematography with the carnival. The song that got me into this band.
2. The Devil Wears Prada – “Assistant To the Regional Manager”
Creepy…but well done. My most listened to song of the year.
1. Project 86 – “Destroyer”
Love the subliminal messages and overall theme of the video. Who do you belong to?