If there is one thing that we really beat into the ground here at LxL, it is our unabashed love for Jack White and all that he does. That being said, here I am to praise another bit of Jack’s art. J. W. the III’s new album Lazaretto is due out next Tuesday (6/10), but the title track “Lazaretto” has been out for a few weeks. But today he gifted us with a video for the title track, just so he stays on our minds for the next week. Lucky for his fans, the video is just as fun and hard-hitting as the song.
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“Like A Rolling Stone”
In 1965 Bob Dylan released “Like A Rolling Stone” as a single from his album Highway 61 Revisited. The song instantly created a buzz and was considered to be a very controversial pick as a single. Clocking in at six minutes and thirteen seconds, it was one of the longest pop singles to ever be released. Not only that, but this was the first time the mass public had heard Bob Dylan in his new electric format on a full LP rather than his traditional acoustic/folk. His die-hard fans may have been irate, but the move proved successful as Bob Dylan was able to garner a larger fan base and put out an album that is widely regarded as his best work ever. And not only that, but many (even the almighty Rolling Stone magazine) dean “Like A Rolling Stone” to be the greatest rock songs of all time. Now a mere 48 years later, the infamous song finally gets a music video. And what type of video does one of the greatest songs of all time warrant? Well one of the greatest music videos of all time of course.
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Band: Mumford & Sons
Song: Hopeless Wanderer
Director: Sam Jones
Cast of Sons: Ed Helms, Will Forte, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis
We at LxL have done our lion’s share of Mumford & Sons bashing. Rightfully so, the band is a mess of beards, clothes from the 1800’s, and over-dramatic as well as blandly formulaic tunes. Which is exactly why their new music video for “Hopeless Wanderer” (another tune that so predictably follows the same writing pattern I discussed previously in this article) is actually incredibly on point. Don’t get me wrong, the song is still dreadful. But the fact that these hopeless wankers are actually able to poke fun at themselves a bit, really helps me swallow the fact that this overplayed garbage they saturate our ear holes with on a daily basis (because lets get real, it’s impossible to not hear one of their songs on the regular) is some of America’s most listened to music.
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Artist: The Rolling Stones
Song: “Doom and Gloom”
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Headless Actress: Noomi Rapace
^You, after you watch this video.
Earlier this month, The Rolling Stones released yet another “greatest hits” compilation known as GRRR!. It came in 40-track, 50-track, and 80-track editions, but each one included two newly recorded songs. That’s right, The Rolling Stones are still making new hits 50 years after their creation. And to be honest, “Doom and Gloom” (the first of the two songs that was released) isn’t too bad. In fact it’s probably better than anything off their latest 2005 effort, A Bigger Bang. The video, albeit very weird and non-sensical, follows suit as well.
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The official soundtrack to The Man with the Iron Fists was dropped yesterday, as well as the music video for “The Baddest Man Alive” by RZA and The Black Keys. The soundtrack as well as the video are both incredibly badass, but because I essentially covered the all of the bases of soundtrack in last Friday’s LxListening, I decided to center todays focus on what should officially be known as “The Baddest Music Video Alive”.
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It’s been over a year since My Morning Jacket’s last album Circuital was dropped, and luckily we are still reaping the benefits. Today was released a video so awe-strikingly fantastic, that it shouldn’t go unwatched by anyone. The video was directed by James Frost, probably best known for his groundbreaking work on Radiohead’s “House of Cards” video where he used 3D plotting to shoot the video rather than a camera. This video was a bit more of a classic style. Just your basic psychedelic drug-induced dream sequence, but one that somehow managed to include so many things that I personally love.
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July is almost upon us, which we thought was the perfect time to release our mid-year song list. Between the songs and the albums, there were quite a few split decisions, but below are the best we came up with for our favorite tracks that have been released so far this year. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as we do.
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