Is “Pork & Beans” Really The Third-Best Music Video Of The Past Ten Years?
Just in time for the arguing over their Top 500 Tracks Of The Decade list to die down, the folks at Pitchfork have put together another end-of-the-oughts ranking for people to nitpick—this time, a list of the 50 best music videos of the past 10 years. To these eyes, it seems a little novelty-heavy, particularly in its upper echelons—“Trapped In The Closet” at No. 2; the chocolate-rainy “Pork & Beans” at No. 3; “Dick In A Box” ahead of Kanye and Kylie at No. 13—but I suppose in the era of videos not coming down from the MTV-premiered heavens, that sort of “get it? GET IT??” trickery is what makes clips stand out. (The fact that I would likely top my personal list with their No. 6—Pulp’s multi-layered parody “Bad Cover Version”—probably bears out that assertion.) Anyway, feel free to get angry in the comments section!The Top 50 Music Videos Of The 2000s [Pitchfork]