Long time readers may remember that I consider “Oblivion” by Grimes to easily be the best music video of the year. There have been better songs this year (“Thinkin Bout You,” “Little Talks,” “Simple Song”) but I’m not sure if anything has come close to matching the magic of the first couple viewings of “Oblivion”‘s video. The way it takes a shotgun blast to people’s preconceived notions of hipsterdom, masculinity, and indie rock music stereotypes is just absurd, and let’s face it. If you can’t enjoy watching Claire Boucher bounce around that football stadium/dirtbike arena, you might be broken on the inside. “Oblivion” isn’t even my favorite song on her debut album, Visions. That award goes to “Genesis.” It recently got a music video. It is not as good as “Oblivion.” Probably because it’s like every bad joke you could ever hear about Grimes in music video form that she approved and made. Good lord. This video is batshit insane. Someone left a hilarious comment on a Stereogum article about the video when it first surfaced, but I couldn’t find that now to save my life. Needless to say, I recommend listening to this song once without watching the video. Just open a new window in your browser, and if you like it, you can come back and watch the acid-fueled music video. It will not be for everyone.

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