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Except for that 3-year break MTV took off the Breakthrough Music Video category, they had continued giving away the prize — which had been given to the likes of Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham — until 2010, when they officially removed the category.

So I ask again, what happened to Breakthrough Music Videos?

As a reminder, I put together a list with all the winners.

If I had been picking winners (from that past post), I chose:

  • 2006 – U2 for Window in the Skies [MV]
  • 2007 – Tom Waits for Come On Up to the House [MV]
  • 2008 – Bjork for Wanderlust [MV]

For the other two years, you know I’m probably partial to SunnyHill [1], but I’ll go with Salyu’s Tadano Tomodachi [1] concept because it’s much more a production concept than a music video concept. For 2012, despite its serious hard-hitting concept [1], I would have to go with Graham Coxon’s What’ll It Take [MV] due to its imaginative execution using fan footage.

So what are some of your favorite music videos?

Ever since the internet began playing a bigger part on what is music today (with places like MySpace, YouTube and Peer to Peer), I said it… there will never be a fuly 100 Greatest Songs for this past decade. You will watch a VH1 (or MTV) Greatest Songs of 2000-2009, and you will always feel they will be nothing compared to their list of Greatest 90’s songs, or Greatest 80’s songs where you would sit, listen and say “Wow, I remember this song. It brings such memories” – Those days are over, and it’s kind of nostalgic.

With the internet, the market for music was open in such a way that you do not need to listen to the radios. You are not obliged to listen to what the record companies decide to send the radios… you simply do not need to listen to anything they produce as there’s a market from pretty much any small artist willing to put themselves out there. With the internet, you do not need to restrain yourself from listening to something just because it’s not sold on your region. You can find out about any group around the world, singing in any language, and you can most likely get their albums digitally or through online stores.

And so my list of 100 Best Songs of the Decade doesn’t reflect what was supposed to be popular in America… or America Latina… or Europe… or China… or Japan, but it reflects the best of everything that was available anywhere in the world. There is most likely you will find something here that will bring memories to you.

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Best Albums of 2000-2009

December 23, 2009 — 7 Comments

Well, I’ve found it easier to narrow down the number of albums for this Top100 Albums of the Decade, than to narrow my list of songs to 100. LOL I have around 350 songs at the moment. This is gonna be difficult… and also in every possible language xD

Anyway, I’m sure that I had to take out some albums to include other albums. It was all a very difficult process to figure out what to include… going from “do I really have to take this song out?” to “OMG, I really love all these songs from this artist!!! Which one should I choose!- So please, bear with me, and comment what to add.

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Sometimes SNL comes through with some pretty photos of their celebrity hosts, and their musical guests… some of them by Mary Ellen Matthews and Jed Root. One of my favorite ones of Natalie Portman. xD

portman-n-snl-jed-root

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MixTape – X-Fashion-Show-Mix

September 13, 2008 — 1 Comment

One last mixtape before logging off… Kinda based on some of the tracks I chose for something I wrote. This bit was from the ‘fashion show’ scenario… so enjoy.

  1. Estonia Symphony Orchestra – We Will Rock You
  2. Gwen Stefani-Blue – Gwen Stefani vs. Blur – 2 Songs Crashed (DJSchmolli)
  3. Hawksley Workman – Striptease
  4. Fatboy Slim – Wonderful Night (feat Lateef)
  5. The Sounds – Seven Days A Week
  6. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  7. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
  8. Aaliyah – Rock the Boat (Norrit Remix)
  9. The Sounds – Tony The Beat (T.S. 12″ Maxi Vocal)
  10. Fatboy Slim – Slash Dot Dash
  11. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl (ANSANE Remix)
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