Here is a round up of the top 5 most stylish music videos 2012 has brought us so far, featuring trippy scenes from hallucinogenic inducing hippie lollypops to Hitchcock inspired monochrome madness.
No.5 ‘National Anthem’- Lana Del Rey
I begrudgingly had to include this on the list, for, as much as I despise the manufactured sultry trout pout that is Lana (harsh I know but seriously, watch the clip of her on SNL; I think I may have hastily crawled away behind my sofa in a bizarre fit of utter embarrassment), I am in complete awe at the team behind devising this majestic beast of a chart topping machine. Director Anthony Mandler’s take on the Kennedy Legacy is one of absolute genius.
No.4 ‘Female Robbery’- The Neighbourhood
Up and coming Californian band ‘The Neighbourhood’ strike gold again with their second music video; Hitchcock inspired ‘Female Robbery’. The sweeping monochrome shots depicting a young girl trapped between domestic violence are what make this video a dark, desolate, captivating visual phenomenon.