Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Top Biggest Hits of 2017

Here are some hit songs that topped every EOY list in 2017.

#8 Poppy and Mimi Stilton "Blessed St. Squeaky Day of Squeakyvus"

This song is not on Youtube wtf

#7 The Banzai Predicament "Orphaned Skies"

#6 Chaos Chaos "Terryfold"

#5 Mike Tyson "You Think I Wasn't Comin' Back (A-hey-yay)"

#4 Elias Samson "There Ain't Nothing Cool About Omaha"

#3 Steve Harvey "I Don't Want To Do 'Ask Steve' No More"

#2 James Hurley "Just You and I"

#1 Neon Joe Bass Solo

Monday, January 15, 2018

2017 Unearthed Relics List

It's like they're old songs but also new.

12. Radiohead “Man of War”

From OKNOTOK 1997 2017.

11. Ovlov "Small Voices"
Originally from 2012's Not The Same Without You.

10. Good Morning "Warned You"
Originally from 2014's Shawcross.

9. Alice Coltrane “Rama Guru”
Originally from 1987's Divine Songs.

8. Midnight “In League With Satan”
Originally from 2015's Summoning the Hounds of Hell: A Tribute to Venom.

7. Helium “Hole in The Ground”

Originally from the A-Side of a 1993 Matador 7-inch. First available on CD in 1997 on the All Over Me soundtrack. Released on Ends With And in 2017.

6. Prince “We Can Fuck”

Previously available on bootlegs. Released on Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition) in 2017.
Unavailable for free streaming.

5. Sheer Mag “What You Want”
Originally from a 2014 self-titled EP.

4. Autumn “Kill My World”
Originally from 1971's Comes Autumn.

3. Hüsker Dü “Do You Remember?”
From Savage Young Dü.

2. Can “Turtles Have Short Legs”

Originally from the A-Side of a German 7-inch from 1971. First available on CD in 1992 on Cannibalism 2 (Germany only). Sampled in the Playstation game Parappa The Rapper in 1997. Released outside of Europe for the first time on The Singles comp in 2017.

1. Isaac Hayes “Stormy Monday (Live)”

From The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976).

Saturday, January 13, 2018

It's MTVZ's Top 100 Of 2017 Video Countdown

Countin' em down-- All the way down-- from 100 all the way to the number 1 video of the year:
It's MTVZ's Top 100 Video Count-Down of 2017.

Hello and welcome to MTVZ's Top 100 of 2017 video countdown. The playlist below includes the 100 greatest music videos of the year as chosen by the staff of MTVZ and this here blog.

The abbreviation MTVZ stands for My Tasty VidZ. The channel started because we wanted to pretend that MTV and MTV2 were no longer abysmal. Back when MTV was ok, they would typically celebrate the new year with a countdown of their top 100 videos of the year on New Years Eve with an encore presentation on New Years Day. The videos here do not represent TMK's best videos of the year; those were already posted over the past week. And this list does not represent our official best songs of the year, which will be posted when Fire Mix 2017 gets posted (probably over the next 2 weeks).

We're trying this out as an experiment hypothetically considering what MTV might have chosen if they still cared about literally anything (besides pressure from investors), strongly filtering out most of what we personally tag as "bullshit music." (Ed Sheeran is notably absent. Paramore placed strongly because they're a very popular band among our friends and are not egregiously awful, but they will likely not appear on Fire Mix 2017. "Africa" by Toto places at #12 despite that it's a video from 1983.) The selection process is too bizarre and boring and complicated to quickly explain.

Also, this will function as MTVZ's official playlist for January 2018 (even though more than half of this playlist appears in previous editions of MTVZ).

Note: MTVZ playlists tend to front-load, and so the videos are shown in ascending order as opposed to counting down.

MTVZ’s Top 100 Of 2017 Video Countdown

100. BEAK “(Merry Xmas) Face The Future”
99. Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne “Fake Love”
98. Julia Michaels “Uh Huh”
97. Weezer “Mexican Fender”
96. Great Grandpa “No”
95. Mariah Carey f/ YG “I Don’t”
94. God Damn “I’ll Bury You”
93. Thundercat f/ Michael Macdonald & Kenny Loggins “Show You The Way”
92. Nelly Furtado “Pipe Dreams”
91. The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attractions”
90. Snoop Dogg f/ Redman, Method Man & B-Real “Mount Kushmore”
89. Mura Masa & Charli XCX “1 Night”
88. Action Bronson “Let Me Breathe”
87. Alvvays “In Undertow”
86. Weaves “Walkaway”
85. Bully “Feel The Same”
84. Poppy “Bleach Blonde Baby”
83. Flying Lotus “Post Requisite”
82. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie “In My World”
81. Moon Duo “Cold Fear / Lost In Light”
80. Potty Mouth “Twisted”
79. Jaden Smith “Batman”
78. Rae Sremmurd “Perplexing Pegasus”
77. Palberta “Filling Empty / Jaws”
76. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats “Crystal Spiders”
75. Future “Mask Off”
74. Now Now “Yours”
73. Charly Bliss “Black Hole”
72. EXPANDER "Mechanized Deathcanal"
71. Miguel “Now”
70. Lil Yachty “Shoot Out The Roof”
69. BADBADNOTGOOD “Fall In Love”
68. Sevyn Streeter “Before I Do”
67. Satyricon “To Your Brethren In The Dark”
66. Leikeli47 “Miss Me”
65. Charlotte Gainsbourg “Deadly Valentine”
64. Strange Relations “Very White Teeth”
63. Kehlani “Distraction”
62. Run The Jewels f/ Gangsta Boo “Love Again”
61. Maren Morris “’80s Mercedes”
59. Young Thug "Homie"
58. Cloakroom “Seedless Star”
57. Kelela “LMK”
56. The Saxophones “If You’re On The Water”
55. Rico Nasty “Block List”
54. Jay-Z “Moonlight”
53. Miguel “Told You So”
52. Paramore “Told You So”
51. Power Trip “Executioner’s Tax”
50. Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
49. Rae Sremmurd “Swang”
48. Yo Gotti f/ Nicki Minaj “Rake It Up”
47. Melkbelly “Off The Lot”
46. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
45. Maren Morris “I Could Use A Love Song”
44. Jorja Smith “On My Mind”
43. The Weeknd f/ Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
42. Aye Nako “Nightcrawler”
41. Lil Pump "Gucci Gang"
40. Protomartyr “A Private Understanding”
39. Dua Lipa f/ Miguel “Lost In Your Light”
38. Priests “Pink White House”
37. LOONA / ODD EYE CIRCLE “Girl Front”
36. Metz “Drained Lake”
35. Lil Yachty “Lady In Yellow”
34. Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
33. Pile “Texas”
32. Migos “T-Shirt”
31. New Found Glory “The Sound Of Two Voices”
30. Childish Gambino “Redbone”
29. Horisont “Electrical”
28. Big Thief “Mythological Beauty”
27. Danny Brown "Ain't It Funny"
26. Charli XCX “Boys”
25. Rihanna “Love On The Brain”
24. Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
23. Bjork “Arisen My Senses”
22. Mahmundi “Imagem”
21. Sheer Mag “Suffer Me”
20. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya “let gO Of my egO”
19. N.E.R.D. f/ Rihanna “Lemon”
18. Otoboke Beaver “Love Is Short”
17. PRETTYMUCH f/ French Montana “No More”
16. Code Orange “Bleeding In The Blur”
15. Selena Gomez “Bad Liar”
14. Winter “Jaded”
13. Lil Uzi Vert “XO Tour Llif3”
12. Toto “Africa”
11. Lil Yachty “Bring It Back”
10. Charly Bliss “Westermarck”
9. Lil Peep f/ Lil Tracy “Awful Things”
8. Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna “LOYALTY.”
7. N.E.R.D. f/ Future “1000”
6. (Sandy) Alex G “Bobby”
5. Electric Wizard “See You In Hell”
4. Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”
3. Paramore “Hard Times”
2. Migos “Bad and Boujee”
1. Kendrick Lamar “DNA”

Vids Are Alright 2017: The Big Big Big List

Things are looking up.

TOP 10:
#10: BEAK “(Merry Xmas) Face The Future”
#9: Run The Jewels f/ Gangsta Boo "Love Again"
#8: Jaden Smith “Batman”
#7: Snoop Dogg f/ Redman, Method Man & B-Real “Mount Kushmore”
#6: EXPANDER "Mechanized Deathcanal"
#5: Danny Brown "Ain't It Funny" / Jay-Z “Moonlight”
#4: (Sandy) Alex G “Bobby”
#3: Lil Yachty “Bring It Back” / Lil Yachty “Lady In Yellow”
#2: N.E.R.D. f/ Future “1000”
#1: Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”

Honorable Mentions:
(HM): Young Thug & Carnage: Young Martha f/ Meek Mill "Homie"

(Bonus): Lil Pump "Gucci Gang"
(Bonus): Rae Sremmurd “Swang”
(Bonus): Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna “LOYALTY.”
(Bonus): Selena Gomez “Bad Liar”
(Bonus): Kevin Gates "2 Phones" (2015)
(Bonus): OG Maco "12 Bricks" (2015)

4 More For Fun:
Priests “Pink White House”
Ariel Pink "Another Weekend"
Hellrazor "Ants vs Dragons"
The Saxophones “If You’re On The Water”

Friday, January 12, 2018

Vids Are Alright 2017 #1: Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”

When Thrillist placed "Wyclef Jean" at #5 on their Top 50 Music Videos of 2017, the bloggers theorized that Young Thug's physical presence would have made this a "relatively forgettable" video. This assumption is largely incorrect. The video was already on its way to becoming something special since either version would have included 7-year-old cops and bikini babes smashing cop cars with bats in slow motion. Either version may have included Thugger's 13-second cameo, most of which is spent lip syncing while scarfing a bag of Cheetos. "The inherent chaos of celebrity life" was likely not itemized within the video's $100,000 budget, but its ensuing text narration propels it from great to GOAT. This is among the top 5 music videos of the 2010s.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Vids Are Alright 2017 #2: N.E.R.D. f/ Future “1000”

Hopes are up for one more 3rd and final N*E*R*D video with Mette Towley mostly because we perceive "1000" as the apex of a trilogy - a rare example of a sequel that surpasses its Part One. If our suspicions prove correct, N*E*R*D can boast a spot among the all time classic video trilogies alongside GNR's Illusions trilogy with Stephanie Seymour and Aerosmith's Get A Grip clips with Alicia Silverstone. ("Lemon" premiered on Wednesday, Nov 1st while "1000" dropped exactly 5 weeks later. Yesterday, Wednesday Jan 10th, was exactly 5 weeks since "1000" and 10 weeks since "Lemon," so it would have been the best time to premiere this hypothetical Part Three. Keep hope alive.) We're also not typically fans of abrupt song disruption, but we'll make an exception for Mike Tyson.

Vids Are Alright 2017 #3: Lil Yachty “Bring It Back” / Lil Yachty “Lady In Yellow”

If this keeps up, the kid's gonna have to change his name to Busy Boat Boy:

Lil Yachty's 2017 Videography
Jan 6 "Shoot Out The Roof"
Feb 17 "It Takes Two" (w/ CRJ)
Apr 7 "iSpy" (w/ KYLE)
Apr 14 "Peek A Boo"
May 4 "Bring It Back"
May 5 "From the D to the A" (w/ Tee Grizzley)
June 7 "Hip Hopper" (w/ Blac Youngsta)
June 23 "Dirty Mouth"
Aug 2 "Marmalade" (w/ Macklemore)
Aug 4 "Forever Young"
Sept 14 "Better"
Sept 27 "Lady In Yellow"
Oct 5 "On Me"
Oct 23 "Faking It" (w/ Kehlani & Calvin Harris)
Dec 19 "Ice Tray" (w/ Quavo)

Well damn, that is a lot of videos.

The nature of Lil Yachty's post-trap diversions seem to require the unexpectedly bizarre and almost psychedelic visual choices in "Bring It Back" and "Lady In Yellow." The former partially borrows from Wedding Singer nostalgia but includes distinctly 2010s absurdity including a sequence where he walks on and steps into plates of cake and Jell-o. A girl uses her cupped hand to scoop up a serving of whipped cream surprise. Yachty mugs for the camera. In the dream-like "Lady In Yellow," he appears in a kitchen full of condiments within its final few seconds, waking up abruptly after a girl reacts to something from off-camera that is never shown.

Vids Are Alright 2017 #4: (Sandy) Alex G “Bobby”

Narrative is dead. Or is it? The non-linear elements in "Bobby" comprise of mixed visual media including marionettes and animation loops. Vans are driven; bikes are ridden. The Alex G band performs with a new front person who seems so immersed in the music that he forgets to sing anything. It's a specific and enchanting combination recalling the short lived Jancee Dunn / Chris Booker era of 120 Minutes or something MTV2 would have rotated heavily between 1998-1999.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vids Are Alright 2017 #5: Danny Brown "Ain't It Funny" / Jay-Z “Moonlight”

The "purposely bad 3-minute sitcom" trope has run its course. These two examples are noteworthy for other reasons: "Ain't It Funny" begins with a logo from a phony Christian TV channel, which does not make any sense at all compared to the content of the hypothetical show. They got Gus Van Zant to act as the dad for some reason. But it's the griminess of the song that really sets the juxtaposition in motion. More of a short film than a music video, "Moonlight" frustratingly neglects to prioritize the song that it's supposed to be promoting. However, a shot-for-shot remake of Friends' title sequence blatantly illuminates the original version's nerdiness and embarrassing whiteness. And we kinda think Friends is the fucking worst, so thank you to all responsible parties.