The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 10-6
7. Featherface, "I Saw You Dancing"
Until very, very recently, I called "I Saw You Dancing" the best music video a Houston band had ever produced. I can no longer say that with good conscience, but that doesn't take anything away from this heartbreaking video. A dancer trapped in the zombie apocalypse comes across a ghoul, and attempts to spark whatever humanity may be left within him through her art in a last desperate ploy to maintain beauty in the world. You'll be hard-pressed to get through this one without crying.
6. Dum Dum Girls, "Coming Down"
Dee and director Malia James set out to recreate one of Yoko Ono's most famous performance-art pieces in "Coming Down" by having Dee Dee sing plaintively while a cast of the upper class slowly cut her clothes off with scissors. It's a revealing work that dissects the nature of art itself, as the artist is reduced in front of an audience against her will. The result is somewhere between a confession and a rape, and it still sends shivers up my spine every time I see it.
Tomorrow is the finale. Who made the best music video of 2012?