Really, I'm just waiting for The Protomen to do this.
July 14, 2011 7:47 AM Subscribe
Music videos are a dime a dozen. However, it's pretty rare for an entire album to be made into a single video with a coherent narrative. What are some examples of this?
posted by schmod to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Last night, somebody pointed me to the fantastic video
of TV on the Radio's Nine Types of Light
, which is an hour-long music video that encompasses every song on the album.
What other albums have been made into a single video with a coherent narrative to tie everything together?
- It's gotta be good.
- I'm not looking for a series of single videos played back-to-back. There needs to be some sort of narrative or thematic link between tracks.
- I'm not looking concert recordings, unless the live performance adds some kind of narrative element that was not present on the album.
- No soundtracks, unless the film was genuinely focused on the music. Let's arbitrarily say that the film needs to be at least 80% music.
- EPs, and really long single songs are OK.
- Collaborations and compilations are also OK.
- Normal-length songs with extended videos (ie. Telephone by Lady Gaga, and O Valenia by the Decemberists) are cool, but not really what I'm looking for. We'll save that for another post.
The only other video like this that I can think of is Vincent Moon's rendition of Beirut's The Flying Club Cup
. I'm sure I'm missing some others. Enlighten me!