Last month we talked about all the kitschy bad music videos that came out in the '80s and now tickle the fancy of pop-culture geeks like myself. This time, let's focus in on the '90s, which were great because everyone thought they had figured out how to make music videos into art.
Videos of the '90s were completely overloaded with highly cinematic, imaginative concepts, but only a few turned out truly exceptional. The majority look as dated and kitschy as their '80s counterparts, not to mention you can use them to peg trends in cinematography from a mile away. Ever notice how the lighting in Fight Club looks super-'90s? Music videos suffered from the same problem.
So let's take a look back on the best of the worst, the most fun examples of the shitpile that was '90s music videos. As a whole, the decade wasn't quite as hilarious as the '80s, but it did have its own distinct flavor and charm.More »