Chemical Brothers: Star Guitar (2002)
Michael Gondry’s video for Daft Punk’s Around the World, in hindsight, looks like a warm-up for this video. It’ll take you a moment to figure out what’s going on. I’d be curious to know at what point you twig to what is the most clever use of this particular music video cliché I’ve seen.
Radiohead: Street Spirit (Fade Out) (1996)
There’s something deeply disturbing about how director Jonathan Glazer fiddles with the speed of events. Some of the video is silly, but the overall effect is one of melancholia. Brr.