#Roberawards Nominations 2012: Best Music Video


The XXXI Rober Awards Music Poll is now open. Julia Holter and Fiona Apple lead the nominations with five apiece and other favourite multiple nominees include Frank Ocean; Kendrick Lamar; Beach House; Chromatics and Swans. You can vote for the best music of the year here.

In the following days we are checking in detail some of the categories, beginning with the best music video. 2012 has been a notable year for the promo video enabling a lot of new directing talent to emerge or consolidate their careers. So much so that we had to add an extra slot and nominate seven different pieces. The common link among them was a reflection over the tough times we are living in, from the animated political denounce of Killer Mike’s ‘Reagan’ to the East-West cultural clash in M.I.A’s ‘Bad Girls’; the noir-tinted David Byrne collaboration with St. Vincent in ‘Who’ to the sleazy underground drug club scene of Mykki Blanco’s ‘Wavvy’. Other audiovisual works by Grizzly Bear; Spiritualized and Flying Lotus complete our selection.

Check all the nominees here.

DAVID BYRNE & SAINT VINCENT
Who
(Martin De Thurah)
FLYING LOTUS
Until The Quiet Comes
(Kahlil Joseph)
GRIZZLY BEAR
Yet Again
(Emily Kai Bock)
KILLER MIKE
Reagan
(Daniel Garcia & Harry Teitelman)
M.I.A.
Bad Girls
(Romain Gavras)
MYKKI BLANCO
Wavvy
(Francesco Carrozzini)
SPIRITUALIZED
Hey Jane
(AG Rojas)

Vote for your favourite here

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