Best Music Videos of 2013

9. Queens of the Stone Age “…Like Clockwork”

I like a good music video. I like a good animated video. I also like a good rock album. But I just love a short film, made up of five music videos, for five songs, from one of the best albums released this year, by one of our era’s premier rock acts. I’ll go to the mattresses for that statement – just try me. Queens’ fifteen-minute “…Like Clockwork” video takes you on a trip through a city that’s seen better centuries, with characters right out of your worst blotter nightmare. Consider the fact that these videos (“I Appear Missing”, “Kalopsia”, “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”, “If I Had A Tail” and “My God Is The Sun”) were all released as stand-alones before finally being spun together to make this mini-movie. Here’s a quarter of an hour jam-packed with art, both visual and auditory.

released May 20, 2013

California, USA
Illustrator: Boneface
Animator: Liam Brazier
Album: …Like Clockwork