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Youtube music video suggestions - artists like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj?

I have a friend who wants to watch some new music videos. He has no access to the internet, but I do. Great! I can help out. Except we have very different tastes in music and he only gets as specific as "like Nicki." He also really likes Rihanna and Beyoncé's more beat-driven songs, La Fouine, and a lot of Nigerian popular music. Can you make suggestions for me? Preferably with links, because I'm on strictly metered internet and can't download a lot of videos to find the good ones.
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Feature Length Music Video

I'm looking for movies that are essentially glorified music videos in the vein of Interstella 5555, Fantasia, or The Wall. Are there any other movies like those?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Dec 18, 2013 - 25 answers

Iconic music videos of the 80s and 90s?

One of my good friends had very little interaction with pop culture through childhood and most of college, and so missed out entirely on the now-classic music videos that were airing on MTV and VH1 up through the mid-90s. They're interested in improving their music video literacy, so I'd like to put together a playlist for them. Help me make sure I don't miss anything!
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 2, 2013 - 49 answers

Wanted: A Blog To Help Me Find Clever Music Videos

I like music videos that feature clever ideas, wittily executed, and I'm hoping to find a music video blog curated by somebody with similar taste. Some of videos I've enjoyed include Her Morning Elegance, Woke Up New, Bad M*therF*cker, and anything by Spike Jonze or Michel Gondry. What blogger (or tweeter) will help me find more videos I love? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Aug 27, 2013 - 1 answer

Coincidence, subliminal message, subconscious symbolism, or what?

I've noticed some recurrent patterns in music videos (use of numbers, colors, etc.) that have piqued my interest. I'm wondering if any industry insiders can shed any light or if anyone has explored this concept academically or otherwise. [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

from whence the look of music videos from the late nineties?

Many music videos from the late nineties, six underground by the sneaker pimps being the most salient example to me, have a distinctive cinematographic feel and style to them, with very high contrast (super dark blacks and popping-out, almost oversaturated whites); a lot of murky brown/green and pops of red/blue. Does this style have a name? Is it a film effect or some kind of post-processing, or both? digital? Why was it so prevalent in the late-nineties, and, correct me if I am mistaken, mostly just for music videos? [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Jan 8, 2013 - 22 answers

Who performed these music videos?

Who performed these music videos? Years ago I watched MTV in the early morning when they aired all the zany gainaxy music videos. Three of those stand out in memory for their sheer surreal nexus currency. [more inside]
posted by CyborgHag on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Dudes being dudes in music videos

MusicVideoFilter: Please help me on my quest to compile a definitive list of really cheesy 1980s music videos of a particular type. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Aug 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Studio music videos

What are some music videos in which rock bands or artists are shown in the studio doing the exact performance that was eventually released on album or CD? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jul 11, 2012 - 37 answers

Songs to sign along with!

I'm learning sign language, and I thought it'd be fun to practice by making music videos. I'm hearing, but I'd like my videos to be interesting even without sound. Know any suitable songs for this? [more inside]
posted by Yma on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Please help me return to Tokyo without leaving my armchair!

I lived in Tokyo for a while. I miss it. Please help me find films / TV / music videos shot in Tokyo so that I can indulge my nostalgia. [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature on Oct 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Really, I'm just waiting for The Protomen to do this.

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? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 14, 2011 - 31 answers

Bonfire of the Vanitizzle [rap-filter]

Seeking urban bonfire imagery in rap videos. Usually the fire is just in the background and/or a crowd is gathered around it, while the rapper does his (usually his) thing. I feel I've seen plenty but am blanking on specific examples. Not thinking of scenes where the rapper is walking away in triumph from some scene of vengeful or simply spectacular explosion, however. (Sorry for horrid pun in title.)
posted by taramosalata on Apr 1, 2011 - 17 answers

What are your favourite science experiment themed music videos?

For my latest video project, I'm creating a presentation that's science themed (think sexy girl in lab coat performing science experiments with a catchy music track). I'm looking for inspiration but my youtube and vimeo search fu can't seem to find anything. [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Feb 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Something something about videos killing the radiostar

I would like to read blogs and other internet resources on the appreciation and production of music videos. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Jan 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me make a torrent... torrent.

[BitTorrentFilter] I've made a torrent (of an interesting collection of music videos) that I want to distribute. Research about recent reliable trackers led me to use the one provided by PublicBitTorrent. But test-launching the torrent file from another computer shows me that no downloading (nor corresponding uploading) occurs. Is it the tracker, or what else might I have done wrong? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Dec 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Best Music Videos of the 00s.

The Directors Series is a neat collection of great music videos, ordered by director, but leans heavily towards the 90s. If you were putting together a similar collection of music videos for the 00s what directors and what videos would be essentials for it?
posted by Artw on Sep 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Who are the models in Michael Jackson's Black or White video?

How do I find what actors appeared in a video if they are uncredited? I'm trying to track down all the models that appeared in the morphing sequence for Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video. (It's for a blog post - sort of a "Whatever happened to...?" story.) [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Music Video Synesthesia

What are some music videos that push the relationship between the music and the video? [more inside]
posted by TheRoach on May 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Workout music has been covered aplenty on this site. But what about inspiring music videos to workout to?

So when working out on a cross-trainer like this I usually watch some of my favorite TV shows on my Ipod Touch. Yeah, I know, gotta update to a bigger better stronger device soon ;-) To get me pumped up a little more or to make it through the last gruelling climb, I regularly switch to music videos. And now I wanted to query the hive mind for some fresh suggestions. For more see some examples below. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer on Apr 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Schadenfreude filter: I am looking for music videos that clearly convey a sad plot.

Schadenfreude filter: I am looking for music videos that clearly convey a sad plot. Happy ending acceptable, but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Mar 10, 2010 - 39 answers

Music Videos

I'm interested in producing music videos... [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Where can I find high-resolution music videos?

Where can I find high-quality, downloadable music videos for free? [more inside]
posted by sunimplodes on Aug 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Let's hear it for the Joy!

Looking for Music Videos that can't help but make you smile. [more inside]
posted by My Bloody Pony on Jul 21, 2008 - 55 answers

Where are the music videos?

Where on the internet can I watch/download high quality music videos?
posted by god particle on May 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Yes, Thriller is on the list

I'm having a Halloween party tomorrow, and I was looking for some good music videos to have playing on the T.V., Here's a decent list from Yahoo (of all places), but I was hoping for a few more good choices. Youtube links highly appreciated!
posted by KirTakat on Oct 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Finding Found Footage

Looking for examples of two types of found footage film/ compilation video. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jan 11, 2007 - 20 answers

Who was this band?

Help me remember a song, out around 1995 or 1996. It was by a rock band with a male singer. Haunting, sort of creepy voice. The thing I most remember was the music video. It featured a girl in her apartment, and a creepy/stalkerish but handsome guy going up the to her apartment. She answered the door, and then it ends up with a slow speed chase up to the roof, where I the music video ends in sort of a cliff hanger. It was a tall apartment building, with an elevator. The male singer was shown on screen in cut ins throughout the music video. I think the singer was shown to be in the elevator, but not interacting with the woman or her stalker. I can sort of remember one line of lyrics, sort of along the lines: I only sleep at night, surrounded by my lies. And for some reason I think the name of the band had the name of elements in it, but that might be totally spurious. Also, I think this was their only song that received much attention. Not much to go on, but who was it?
posted by voidcontext on Jan 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Identify this cartoon and video!

CheatingBarStewardFilter As I'm limited to one posted question a week, I'm, erm, gonna cheat (but both questions are kinda the same sort of thing):

1) Trying to remember a cartoon from the 50s, that I'm pretty sure was called "Bottles". It had a Disney-Fantasia-esque feel, with the medicine bottles in a shop coming to life on a stormy night, brewing up a potion in a standard cartoony chemical set (bottles and tubes and the like)...

2) Also trying to remember a recent Indie video I saw (OK - I saw it recently) where the screen was split vertically throughout the song, and on each side you had a girl going through her day, doing identical things. The clincher was that one of the girls was going backwards, so when one gets out of bed in the morning, the other one is going to bed at night, but backwards - both clean their teeth together (one out of bed, one before bed, etc). They pass at some point in the middle and end up on the other side of the screen getting to the (identical) end/beginning of their days.

So, either of these things ring a visual bell with anyone?
posted by benzo8 on Dec 30, 2004 - 12 answers

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