Ten Music Video Highlights of 2012
4. Actors and MVs
The Shoes – Time to Dance (NSFW)
For the past couple of years, we’ve been seeing more and more bands using actors on their music videos — it’s no longer the case when you used to have a relatively unknown actor that would seek stardom in your music video — or jumpstart their careers *cough* Mickey Rourke on Enrique Iglesias’ Hero [MV] — now the music video is looking for the notoriety of the actor.
Just check out Broken Bell’s The Ghost Inside [MV] featuring Christina Hendricks, The Apples in Stereo’s Dance Floor [MV] featuring Elijah Wood — or Flying Lotus’ Tiny Tortures [MV], One Night Only’s Say You Don’t Want It [MV] featuring Emma Watson, Ed Sheeran’s Lego House [MV] featuring Rupert Grint, Slow Club – Beginners [MV] with Daniel Radcliffe, and… maybe Mumford & Sons’ Lover of the Light [MV] directed and featuring Idris Elba.
In The Shoes’ Time to Dance, Jake Gyllenhaal is a little bit crazy and a little bit violent — maybe it’s all those bad movies he’s been making that’s making him a bit grumpy.
Runner-up: Sigur Rós – Fjögur Píanó (NSFW) [MV]
3. M.I.A – Bad Girls
M.I.A is back on our highlights list  after being absent last year with a music video that’s part socially-subversive Fast and the Furious, part war action docu-drama, part dance hip pop music video. What more could you ask from M.I.A? [Original Post]