Watch the new video for Animal Collective’s “In the Flowers”, the stunning, sublime opener to Merriweather Post Pavilion. The incongruent visual montages, going from a lo-fi retrospective (with one cool, hard-ass lookin’ dude), to seas of swirling flowers, to explosions of light, color, and ballet, may be a bit overwhelming at times. Nevertheless, it seems like Animal Collective hemorrhages these beautiful overtures at will.
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What is the most WTF moment that Lady Gaga has brought about? Was it the lyric “let’s have some fun / this beat is sick / I wanna take a ride on your disco stick” (from “Lovegame”)? Was it Christopher Walken doing a dramatic reading of the lyrics of “Poker Face”? Was it the TV interview she did where she wore a dress made entirely out of Kermit the Frog dolls? Oh no, dear reader. Those moments have now been usurped by Francis Lawrence-helmed, Kubrik-indebted clip for “Bad Romance”, off of the forthcoming re-release of Lady GaGa’s unbelievably-successful debut album The Fame.
British mega-star Robbie Williams’ new album hit iTunes on the 10th, and if his first single is any indication, Reality Killed the Video Star should deliver some solid, enjoyable pop hits. Think a little Elton John mixed with early Whitney Houston.
You Know Me - Robbie Williams (Official full-length video)
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Danish duo Syntaks (composed of Jakob Skott and Anna Cecilia) created nothing short of a musical landscape with Ylajali, which came out earlier this month. “Twentytwohundred” will leave the listener wondering where the melody was in all that sound, but intrigued nonetheless. The video below helps explain what Syntaks is going for with its visualizer effect setting the electro/melancholy mood.