Two Choices: New Beyonce Videos

16 10 2008

Yes, that’s right. Videos. How else would B roll? Especially after making videos for almost every track on her previous B’day album, it seems only natural that Beyonce’s everywhere you turn, comin’ at you from a ballad and a beat-ridden hit. Also, after reading this tidbit from Entertainment Weekly, the bi-polar video decision reflects her new two-disc release. However, the similar monochromatic style of both her new videos has got me wondering:

Are Beyonce’s new videos:
1. Indicative of a classic, urban noir aesthetic that represents her new album?
2. Indicative of our failing economy? Girlfriend’s gotta pay bills too, y’know.

Check out the videos below and decide for yourself.

Single Ladies

If I were a Boy

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This Makes Me Like the ’80s

9 10 2008

I am so impressed with the editing and vocals of this video:

It takes me back to the heart of the viral video genre. I’m glad someone knows an inane plot that’s masquerading as being “innovative for its time.” Sweet sketch-graphics aside, the Take on Me video is completely senseless.