Here at Broken Arrow, we love compiling stuff. You’ll see that last year we created our Top Videos of 2015 as well as our Top Albums. Well it’s the end of 2016 already and we’ve got the team together to nominate one video each that they found memorable this year!
In no particular order, here are Broken Arrow Magazine’s Top Music Videos of 2016:
Clutch – A Quick Death In Texas (chosen by Annie Hildreth)
“The band take it back to the Wild West for this video – think Whiskey, drunk horseback riding and a good old shootout. A great video and the song is mega catchy too, but then I wouldn’t expect anything less from Clutch!”
Treason Kings – Circles (chosen by Lizzie Smith)
“Leeds based alt rock 4 piece, Treason Kings, blessed us with this video for ‘Circles‘ taken from their October EP ‘Vale‘. Stop motion lego men and a laser eyed tortoise – need I say more?!”
Direct Hit – Paid In Brains (chosen by Makky Hall)
“It’s a fun video that starts off with people partying on drugs and then things turn sour with people puking random colours. It’s a video as chaotic and attention grabbing as the song itself.”
Panic! At The Disco – Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time (chosen by Daniel Sherwood
“The reason I chose this is partly due to the catchy, infectious nature of the song but also due to how the cinematography of the video is equally as fast paced – putting you instantaneously in the mood to jump in and join the party!”
Avatar – Night Never Ending (chosen by Josh Emery)
“This is a really great video; so poetic and very arty and straight away you can tell there is a strong meaning behind the video. Avatar never fail to impress me with their talent of writing awesome music and their videos are just as good. It’s a great track to get the crowd going and very cleverly written.”
The 1975 – Somebody Else (chosen by Katie Ashton)
“This track continues on from their previous video ‘A Change Of Heart‘ and begins with a black and white silent art piece that seems to be inspired by David Lynch‘s surrealist sitcom, ‘Rabbits‘, a show that presents people in rabbit costumes living in an almost purgative state. It then goes on to present Healy venturing out into the world, after suffering from what we can presume is heartbreak, only to be beaten up and shot down by those around him due to his drunken antics. That is until he meets a young lady who brightens his day. However, it’s then revealed that the girl Matt has fallen for is entirely fictitious and is actually a reflection of himself – connoting that this downward spiral he’s found himself in has sent him into a state of self-obsession, further conveying the idea that one must love themselves before they can begin to love somebody else!”
Don Broco – Everybody (chosen by Dan Stewart)
“A video that’s truly funny, creepy and engaging all in one bundle. It’s got the Don Broco lads banter we’ve come to know and love mixed in with the production of a band with a lot more money at their backs. Great song, great video, easily my favourite single release this year”
We hope you enjoyed our list, and that you had as much fun reading it as we did creating it – certainly brought some memories back!
Were your favourite rock and metal videos of 2016 missing? Let us know what you think we should have been included in the comments below!