In honor of the wonderful cheesiness of Titus Andronicus' brand new video for "In a Big City", I figured it would be a good time to show everyone a few other videos that aren't afraid of the out-dated and frowned upon practice of lip-syncing.
Kanye West - "Cant Tell Me Nothing"
Everyone should just give up, because the concept of doing a typical bragadocious hip hop video with Zach Galifianakis playing a farmer is the single greatest creative idea of our time.
Fucked Up - "Queen of Hearts"
An elementary school class singing a hardcore punk song from a band with a swear in it's name, if this didn't exist would you even believe me if I told you it did? On some level this isn't truly lip-syncing because the audio of the kids is mixed in... but that doesn't make it any less awesome.
of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse"
I don't even know how any words can accurately explain this video to you, I think it's best you just watch it.
LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge"
In a rare case of a music video being nearly as brilliant as the song it's depicting, someone off screen continuously slaps James Murphy in the face while he attempts to perform the song. I can't help but notice the fear in Murphy's face as he lists the music that changed his life and realizes how he's gotten older, he's almost asking for those slaps to the face. In many ways this song is the fiery manifesto of which all other LCD Soundsystem songs were born.
Danny Brown - "Grown Up"
There's not a lot of things in the world that can put a bigger smile on my face than a tiny Danny Brown saying "Hotter than a Hot Pocket out the devil microwave // Model bitches begging just be a nigga's sex slave".