These are all music videos that were enjoyable or memorable to me from the past year. Not necessarily my favorite songs (although I certainly like them all) and not necessarily the most impressive videos, but just what caught my attention. In no particular order:
Sheena Ringo (椎名林檎) – Nagaku Mijikai Matsuri (長く短い祭)
From the pop queen herself, a duet with Ukigumo with autotune done right and a disturbing video.
Yubisaki nohaku (指先ノハク) – Nanigashi (なにがし)
An extremely fun music video with a song of when communication just isn’t working right. One of my favorite songs of the year as well.
Milkyway (みるきーうぇい) – Shinitaku Naru Hodo Suki Datta (死にたくなるほど好きだった。)
A moving story music video and the sequel to this MV from last year. With a song called “I Loved You So Much I Want to Die,” Milkyway really has the best emo lyrics.
Chirinuruwowaka (チリヌルヲワカ) – Awoawo (アヲアヲ)
This video is really simply but I love how well it fits the chill song. It’s also always enjoyable to watch videos where you can actually see the musicians play.
A Month of Sundays – Shigatu no Tawagoto (四月のたわごと)
Another very simple music video that just fits the music perfectly. I love the vintage camera touch and this is just one of my very favorite songs of the year.
Lily Rose (リリーローズ) – I Know
Simple and sexy. Same singer as the above video.
Suiyoubi no Campanella (水曜日のカンパネラ) – Medusa (メデューサ)
It wouldn’t be a best MV list without at least one Suikan song. While it wasn’t their flashiest video of the year, it was the most charming.