I don’t think I’ve done this before, but there’s a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. This week’s picks are below.

5. Katy Perry – “This Is How We Do” (Dir. IKYWTrouble)

Those fonts! Those ’80s video-arcade graphics! Those letters flying through space! But seriously, those fonts!

4. The Drums – “Magic Mountain” (Dir. The Drums)

The Drums become a much better band when you imagine that they’re sad knights with fireball-throwing powers, trapped in a French New Wave movie.

3. Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never” (Feat. ETML) (NSFW-ish) (Dir. Saman Kesh)

If we knew that twerking was so vital to humanity’s survival, maybe we all wouldn’t have been so hard on Miley Cyrus for that VMAs performance last year.

2. Erlend Øye – “Garota” (Dir. Michael Beech)

A charming little love story, and also a chance to see what Seoul looks like from the perspective of something other than a K-pop video or a terrifyingly bloody thriller. (Have you seen I Saw The Devil? It will make you not want to go to Korea.)

1. Spoon – “Do You” (Dir. Hiro Murai)

Somewhere, M. Night Shyamalan is kicking himself, wishing he’d come up with this particular surprise-ending reveal.

Comments (13)
  1. I liked better “inside out” than “do you”, but ok.

  2. is that lyric video a joke? maybe i’d be less annoyed if it hadn’t bumped off actually superb videos from both iceage and movement this week.

  3. So is the Katy Perry one a joke? Because even for a lyric video, it’s pretty boring and unattractive.

  4. Weird Al’s Mission Statement video from Monday was a better lyric video than the Katy Perry one.

  5. Is it serious that a lyric video is better than Do It Again? Well, this is just sad.

  6. There seems to be two lyric videos for that Katy Perry song. This is the one I think is being referred to in this list:

  7. The same week we watched that incredible clipping. video, you prefer to watch 80′s fonts with a stupid song. And last week you exclude “Word Crimes”…. Ok, nice joke.

  8. I can’t help but wonder how seasoned the director of the Katy Perry video is considering they got their name from that Taylor Swift song from last year

  9. I’ll take actual k-pop over that horrible swedish whatever-it-is anyday

  10. “But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. ”

    don’t mind if i do…

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