One of my favorite things about the end of the year are the “best of” lists that come out. I don’t have the time or the inclination to pay attention to pop music, movies, and videogames anymore. I especially don’t have time to wade through the 90% of this stuff that’s just crap.

With music, especially, I count on the year-end lists to point me to new stuff. This is the only time I really ever watch music videos. These “best videos of the year” lists have begun to appear (Pitchfork, Director File), and I spent some time this morning looking through them. There’s some great stuff here.

For example, I love the video to this song. (Be patient. The pay-off comes past the midway point.) Twee? Too cute for its own good? Maybe. I don’t care.

The Bees – Listening Man

Love it. This video, on the other hand, is just fun to watch:

Bats for Lashes – What’s a Girl to Do?

Ah, to be young again, and to have time for music.

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