YouTube Nation: the Best Music Videos of 00’s

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As I state in my author bio: I hate YouTube. I can’t figure out why, it’s probably totally irrational, but I really do hate it. If you send me a YouTube link, it will take a hell of a lot of convincing for me to click it. That said, these five videos have all caused me to break my golden rule and succumb to my least favorite website.
YouTube Nation: the Best Music Videos of 00’s

2Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

If the lyrics to Kiedis’ songs weren’t strange enough as is, the visual imagery in Otherside makes you feel like you’ve stepped into one of his drug-addled dreams. As the dream sequence goes on, the listener is not spared a break from the surprisingly un-RHCP-esque darkness and gloom. There is no shortage of the surreal, and yet those surreal images make for a very real musical and visual experience. Regardless of how much you know about RHCP, or Kiedis’ own drug use, it’s easy to empathise with the protagonist of the video. The ability to craft that kind of character in around three minutes takes both musical and visual prowess that RHCP and Dayton/Faris are capable of.
Regardless of whether you share my hatred for YouTube or not (I have yet to find someone who does) there is no denying that these five videos are hallmarks of the 2000s. The viral nature of all these videos means that there is not a wall, ocean, nor landmass that they haven’t crossed. That is, I admit to the beauty of YouTube and our globalized society (for all its other faults). These five videos are the best illustration of the different elements of visual art and music during this time period. They are, for lack of a better phrase, the best of the best that the 2000s had to offer – and if you don’t believe me, just check out their number of hits on YouTube.

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